Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cricket in Time Square~ Notebooking ~ Dyslexia


We just started reading today a new book. "The Cricket in Time Square" . My youngest son loves animal stories and loves mice. I think this will be perfect!
Here is a website I found to help along with the reading: Cricket in Time Square Questions and Activities
More Resources:
We also have been working on narration and I have found this works so well with our stories. The boys each have their own notebooks they add information on our daily reading and draw pictures that pertain to the story. They might also add a few other things that combines something they either saw or learned about, which helps pull things together and creates a deeper sense of understanding.
Some resources about narration:
Comprehension has always been a trouble area for us. Having dyslexia, sometimes comprehending what is being read can be very frustrating. Many dyslexics can read quite fine, or might even be above reading level but other things tend to not work correctly like, comprehension and word understanding or the processing of how the words are used. These all fall into the area of Language.
There are also helpful books that enable better comprehension:
I will post back any fun activities we will be going as well as we move along further in the book.
Happy Reading!

6 comments:

konnie said...

Yes i agree. Comprehension and understanding had always been a bane for kids with dyslexia

Hip2Homeschool said...

We did a unit study on this book and loved it! It was a lot of fun and we made a notebook on it.

alegnacb said...

Here's some free lapbooking stuff for it: http://www.homeschoolshare.com/by_resources_cricketintimessquare.php

Learners at Home said...

I love the idea of the lapbooking things for it thank you! (alegnacb)

Hip2Homeschool, I wonder where you found the unit study.. you got me curious...

Anonymous said...

Other books your kids might like-

Ragweed (a series of books)
The Trumpet of the Swan (amazing!!!)
Mouse and the Motorcycle (whole series)
Henry Huggins (all about boy and his dog, really easy to read out loud and really easy comprehension)
The Wind in the Willows (such fun characters!)
James and the Giant Peach (one of my son's favorite)

piecesofscrap said...

Thanks for sharing your homeschooling. As a fellow NH homeschooler, it is great to see what you do for your days.

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