Saturday, December 14, 2013

Playing with Words

My Takeaway: When rewriting, try out alternative word choices to enrich the story. 

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, Illustrated by Sylvia Long
A Seed Is Sleepy, published by Chronicle, is used below. You can visit the website of author Dianna Hutts Aston and the website of illustrator Sylvia Long.

Reading Rockets shows how a teacher uses "semantic gradients" to expand vocabulary and enrich the reading and writing of kids. It's an interesting lesson to see how a teacher uses a picture book as a jumping off place.

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