Integrating Daily Life with Reading Comprehension

Written by Freda J. Glatt, M.S.

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4. Watching TV and/or Movies

a. What a great way to reinforce reading schedules! Userepparttar TV Guide or newspaper for these answers. What starts on Tuesday at 8 PM on channel 4? When does that show end? b. Tell your childrepparttar 140709 name of a show that you watch on Friday. Userepparttar 140710 schedule to findrepparttar 140711 channel and time it starts. Try naming a program your child does not watch so he will not automatically knowrepparttar 140712 answer. c. If you are allowed to watch only one TV show, but there are two you would like to see, what will berepparttar 140713 criteria for which one you choose? Reinforce critical thinking! d. Readrepparttar 140714 description of a particular episode. Can you determine if it will be funny or scary? What will make you decide if you are going to watch it? e. Atrepparttar 140715 beginning ofrepparttar 140716 show, predictrepparttar 140717 outcome. Atrepparttar 140718 end, were you right? During a commercial, ask your child to predict what will happen inrepparttar 140719 next scene. f. Practice summarizing by writing or telling a synopsis ofrepparttar 140720 show when it is over. Make sure to answerrepparttar 140721 who, what, where, when, and why questions. g. Describe, in detail, a particular character. How would you change him?

Rather than having a 30-minute lesson, questions should be sprinkled throughoutrepparttar 140722 day, especially inrepparttar 140723 summer and on vacation! This will keep your children on their toes but not bore them!

I hope these ideas have been useful and have inspired your own creativity.

And remember...Reading is FUNdamental!!

Freda J. Glatt, MS, retired from teaching after a 34-year career in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Her focus, now, is to reach out and help others reinforce reading comprehension and develop a love for reading. Visit her site at Reading is FUNdamental!

I Was a Hippie

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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‘The flower children and groupies are not often willing to dorepparttar work that many business types and academics have done. I have found what I think of as independent thinkers (Which isrepparttar 140669 main characteristic of a Hippie, I think.) in all social groups or walks of life. Michel Foucault and his students atrepparttar 140670 Sorbonne or Pierre Trudeau and Jean-Paul Sartre and his beau are established thinkers ofrepparttar 140671 genre. This book andrepparttar 140672 work required of any forum seeking change will try to explore why they are so unable to get a larger audience to actually takerepparttar 140673 ethics they speak about and apply them in real world changes.

I will have to get pastrepparttar 140674 Hegelian Being-ness and other confused Neo-Platonic rhetoric torepparttar 140675 nuts and bolts of Gothic ideas and historical agendas again. I guessrepparttar 140676 cultivation of positive emotions can assist in a therapeutic manner which will enable people. But wishful-thinking alone will not solve much ofrepparttar 140677 ethical issues borne through constant power-mongering or people needing to fight each other for more of that elusive and fictional One Pie. Let us strive to reduce any cherished illusions of our history if they do not standrepparttar 140678 test of common sense forrepparttar 140679 good of all people. It may turn out to be an exploration ofrepparttar 140680 sublime inter-connectiveness and I hope I will be fair in seeingrepparttar 140681 positives that Machiavelli andrepparttar 140682 likes of Carlyle can offer real thinkers inrepparttar 140683 present as well.’

Author of Diverse Druids and e-books available at including one with this title. Columnist for The ES Press Magazine

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