Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fall Reading 2017 Lunchbox Words


Author Tracey West has written hundreds of books; you may recognize the name from the covers of Pokemon chapter books, the Dragon Masters series, or Pixie Tricks. But you may not know that she has a book designed to help your child master spelling words and increase their vocabulary. Put together as a collection of fun notes that can be torn out and slipped into a lunchbox, each page has a message on the front that features a spelling word. On the back of the page is listed the pronunciation, part of speech, definition, and often some tips on how to remember the correct spelling. Some pages feature a quote from a famous person that uses the word, other pages have "punny" jokes and riddles. Here's one - "Why do so many teachers use whiteboards? They're really re-markable!" 

Whether you want to use the book to supply you with lunchtime notes, or prefer to give the entire book to a child who could use some spelling encouragement, it is well thought out and has very good strategies to help with tricky words straight from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So pick up a copy and start sharing the vocabulary love.

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