Five Reasons You Should Be Reading Aloud This Coming Year {+printable reading log}

Reading Aloud plus printable book reading log

“Do you know what pliable means?” my mom said as she looked up from the book she was reading. We were in the middle of Pilgrim’s Progress and had reached the part where Pliable and Obstinate were trying to convince Christian to turn back from his dangerous journey.

“If something is Pliable it means it can be easily bent around– like play-dough,” my mom went on.

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Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life Review and GIVEAWAY

I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with.

It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught. Just like someone can learn to play the piano or draw with enough practice. Sure, there might be people who have a natural gift with words, just as there are people who can play musical instruments

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