January 27th is Family Literacy Day. There are lots of creative ideas and ways to spend time with your family.
What are your plans for Family Literacy Day? Share them with us by leaving some ideas in the comments.
Write an Acrostic Poem (readwritethink.org)
English & French Resources for Family Literacy Day (abclifeliteracy.ca)
These videos share some good ideas:
Help your child become literate:
Enjoy flash mob videos (starring other kids):
Denise Reashore, an elementary school teacher, spends time with her little one enjoying a good book on Family Literacy Day.
Celebrate literacy. Take a selfie while enjoying books, attending a Literacy Day event, or participating in other literacy related activities. #FamilyLiteracyDaySelfieChallenge
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”
Record ideas for an ABC book, real or imaginary. It could serve as an foolproof guide to a new universe, planet, or land. You could use it to help provide background information to your character or tell the backstory of your main character.
“Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have “essential” and “long overdue” meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance. I must therefore guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg.”
Animals in Winter
The Is of Writing: Inspirational Photograph & Writing Prompt
Take some time to describe the animals you might see in the winter.
If you have a camera, go out into the stormy weather or on a nice snowy day, photograph pets or wildlife and use those photographs for inspiration when describing animals in your stories.
A Cold, Snowy Day
The Is of Writing: Inspirational Writing Prompt
It’s for times like this I keep a shovel…
Brainstorm a list of story ideas and/or words that are related to snow.
Winter Wonderland Writing Prompts (writersrelief.com)
Saturday Morning Picture Prompt: Snow Day
Inspirational Photos: A Snowy Day by the Ocean
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
– Andy Warhol
“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
Have you made plans for Wednesday, January 27th, 2016?