Billy is really embarrassed by his mums because they wear pirate clothes all day, sing sea shanties and make their house look like a pirate ship, and when they decide to come on a school trip out to sea, he is horrified. The pirate mums, of course. I was so surprised not to find one. But as soon as she hit on the idea of pirates, the story came together.
Reading, Spelling, & Writing Programs
Getting Feedback – The Writing Center • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maryanne Wolf, researcher and parent, in Proust and the Squid , , p. The following is a list of some programs that have been developed for struggling readers and writers. Some were created specifically for dyslexia and are underigrded in the tenets of Structured Literacy e. Depending on the program, it may focus on one of more of the various skills that underlie reading—oral language, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, or writing. You will need to determine which program works best for your child. Most generally, these programs are best used in an individual or small group therapy setting. Professionals will want to familiarize themselves with the program.
Writing a Statement of Purpose. One person was very concerned about air pollution and wanted to know if the government is doing anything to stop it. Her Statement of Purpose was this: I want to learn about what is being done by our government to stop air pollution. This Statement of Purpose will lead her to eventually write a Thesis Statement in which she will be able to make an assertion a statement she can defend and support it with the evidence she has gathered in her research. Her Thesis Statement may sound something like this: "In the United States, government regulation plays an important role in the fight against air pollution.
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