Mignon Fogarty, the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of the award-winning Grammar Girl podcast, joins Mighty Mommy to share her best tips in keeping kids engaged in their reading and writing projects all summer long.
In just a few weeks, classrooms across the country will let out for summer vacation. Students and parents are definitely ready for some much-needed fun in the sun, but before we hide those backpacks and other school reminders away for the next ten weeks, there's something important to keep on your radar—summer reading.
Teachers of all grade levels highly recommend reading throughout the summer so students don't experience the summer slide—the loss of academic skills when school is out. A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research study shows that children who don't read over the summer lose at least two months of reading development.
Mignon Fogarty, the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of the award-winning Grammar Girl podcast, joins Mighty Mommy to share some fun ways to engage children of all ages, including incoming college freshman, with summer reading and writing. As the author of the New York Times best-selling book "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" and six other books on language, Mignon knows how to add a fun element to summer reading so it doesn't seem like a chore.
Here are some of the things you'll learn about in this podcast.
- How to keep non-readers engaged throughout the summer.
- Some fun word games, recommended by Grammar Girl, that you can play with your kids during summer and the rest of the year.
- Tricks to help kids retain certain grammar rules.
- Tips to give your college-bound freshman a head start this summer.
- Grammar Girl's best advice, which will serve students well both during the vacation months and into the new school year.
For more great advice and tips, visit the Grammar Girl website at Quick and Dirty Tips.
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