Monday, September 17, 2012

What's the Word Wednesday. Edition 1

English grammar and spelling can be tricky.
Their - There - They're
How do you know which one to use?
Their - Use the word their to show ownership.
There - Use the word there to refer to a place.
They're - Use the word they're in place of the words "they are".
John and Amy wanted to go to the movies. It was raining so they had to find their umbrellas.  (The umbrellas belong to to John and Amy.)
"Hurry up," Amy said.  I want to get there in time to get a good seat. (When Amy says she wants to get there she she is talking about the theatre.)
"Don't worry,"  John answered. I see them. They're right where Mom always puts them, in the umbrella stand by the door. (They are right where Mom always puts them ...) 

**** Writing prompt ****
Write a story using the words in the lesson of the week.
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Received GOLD Mom's Choice Award for Excellence
Named A Best Dog Book for Young Readers

Eight year old, Storee hopes to be a bestselling author some day. Every evening before she goes to bed she looks back on her activities of the day in search of inspiration for her next story. 

 In this book, young readers are invited to share Storee Wryter’s adventure as she teaches her new puppy how to sit and stay and walk on leash without pulling.  Also sharing in the fun is Storree’s cat, Critique, who is convinced that cats are smarter than dogs and isn’t shy about proving it.

When Storee’s neighbor, Kyria, suggests that ADDIE be trained as a therapy dog, the whole family gets involved in making a very important decision.

Will Storee have time to take on this added responsibility?  She’s already busy with school, soccer practice, dance lessons, and her writing. And what about the cost? What if they adopt the puppy and she’s not suited to be a therapy dog? 

The answer to these questions and more are answered in a story that kids enjoy reading again and again and parents find informative and inspiring. Included in this 60 page, five chapter book are writing prompts inviting kids to explore their own creativity and a code they can use to download the audio book at no additional cost.

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