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How should spelling be taught?

What does research show is the best way to learn how to spell?
a. memorize spelling words
b. learn rules (i before e except after c) 675 more words

Letter Awareness

H is for Helium

Say goodbye to foil floating hearts on Valentines, shimmering floating shamrocks on St. Patty’s, and the prospect of tying thousands of balloons to your house and abducting a neighbourhood boy scout.   658 more words

Science Writing

Tarnmoor’s ABCs: Scotland

All the blog posts in this series are based on Czeslaw Milosz’s book Milosz’s ABC’s. There, in the form of a brief and alphabetically-ordered personal encyclopedia, was the story of the life of a Nobel Prize winning poet, of the people, places, and things that meant the most to him. 580 more words


LEARN: Typing with Toddlers

Every time my husband or I settle down at our computers, Tommy starts whining and reaching for the keyboard. It’s not surprising, since he’s totally obsessed with buttons, ABCs, and anything that makes noise when you tap it. 338 more words


Creative Connections: The Kitschy Kat Alphabet Book

Last summer I met Nancy McKibben when she was assigned to write a story about my urban farming project - Over the Fence Urban Farm. During our time together for interviews, Nancy and I shared our mutual interest in picturebooks and she shared her plans to put together an ABC book made of postcards, for children to create with the help of loved ones far away. 544 more words

Art Education

F is for Flaying

F is for Flaying, embroidery in progress.


G is for Gravity Waves

Deep in Antarctica, right on top of the geographic south pole, there is a research station that peers back in time to the very beginning of our universe.   1,451 more words

Science Writing