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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Resource We Find Exceptional

Try this in your READING TOOLBOX: "Rhyme-A-Week"


We first posted about this fantastic site last April.  
It was Parkside's "go-to" poetry & nursery rhyme selection when
The Reading Room staff began working with Kindergarten
aged pupils in January 2013, at the beginning of 2nd semester.   
We now know it's a valuable tool for anyone working with
children who are just learning to read & write at the primary level.
Please share with a friend; we hope you follow our blog too. 

ABOUT A-Rhyme-A-Week 
The Rhyme-a-Week phonological
awareness program features 30 different nursery rhymes.
 

The phonograms or "rimes" emphasized in the program were
first identified by Richard Wylie & Donald Durrell in
1970. 


Examining a list of 1, 437 words commonly spoken
by children in primary grades
(Murphy, 1957), Wylie & Durrell
identified 37 rimes that accounted for nearly 500 words of Murphy's list.
 

In determining the order of rhymes and rimes to present weekly, 
they follow Fry's (1998) suggested consideration of frequency.


Library Book Sale Sept. 19-21st


The annual Friends of the Library book sale and raffle is set for September 19th to 21st, coinciding with the Lawrence County
Fall Festival in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

The book sale is from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. on September 19th and 20th as well as on September 21st from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  All types of books will be offered at the event.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to help fund the library's summer reading program.

Lawrence Public Library is located at 814 12th Street in Lawrenceville and serves all of Lawrence County.  It's located one  block south of the courthouse square.