Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wizardry Writing Wednesdays: Read Across America Week

Happy Wednesday young scribes,
Wizard Lexiconi here wearing his Seuss hat. Well, not really. I've worn my wizards hat for so long, all my hair has grown right up inside it. 

Be we at the Castle Library are celebrating Read Across America this week. What fabulous books have you been reading this week? There are many to choose from, and many fun activities to go along with them. 



I'm not going to talk to you about writing today. We've completed our Novel Writing lessons and will be focusing on age leveled writing topics during the spring. 

Today, I want to share some links to places where you can find fun Seuss activities to go along with this week's celebrations. 

Seussville has all sorts of activities to go along with Dr. Seuss's books. 

The Boy on Fairfield Street is about Dr. Seuss himself. Check out the book then fill out this questionnaire to compare your life to his. You never know what greatness you'll grow up to achieve. 

Make up your own book of crazy words. Seuss loves to come up with some of the wildest names for things and places. You can do it, too. Sometimes he combined common words to make up new ones. During your day, look at common things and see if you can give them a new name. Draw pictures to show what your designer creature or place looks like. Have fun with it. 

The Apples for the Teacher site has word family printable cards to use for writing sentences using word families, or to help in getting better acquainted with these familiar sounds and word blends. 

Finally, you can find some coloring pages here just for the fun of it. Enjoy!

Happy Writing (and reading), friends.
Let your imagination weave some wacky tales.
Wiz. Lexiconi, Sr. Mage 1st class: Fabulist extraordinaire.

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