Mrs Wordsmith Storytellers Word A Day, Grades 3-5: 180 Words To Take Your Storytelling To The Next Level
If your child enjoys reading, writing, and making up stories, or if you as a parent want to foster that creative outlet, then Storyteller’s Word a Day glossary needs to be on your radar. This durable hardback flipbook combines learning, humor, and visual effects to engage third through fifth graders by introducing new words and begin creating stories of their own. The idea is simple, the book can be set up like a flipbook in a house or classroom, each of the 180 pages highlights a word and a funny illustration on the front page, and the back page shows the word and then gives them the exact definition, an example of it being used in a sentence, offers examples of other words to use it with and then gives them a story prompt. Parents loved seeing the lightbulbs turn on as their children recognized how they could use them in their own work. The opportunities for creativity are endless! The entire book is filled with bright colors and characters. The illustrations are not only eye-catching, but they are funny too, which makes it so much more engaging to children at this age. So many 3rd – 5th graders love graphic novels, and the images used match the genre. For example, one of the words is “moonlit,” while the illustrators could have just included a photo of a moon illuminating the sky. The illustration is instead of a cartoon armadillo with its tongue sticking out of the side of his mouth while he concentrates on driving a spaceship with giant robotic arms coming out to capture the moon in a glass jar. Every word has a well-thought-out illustration that will encourage children to want to continue with the learning. Word A Day offers a vast array of verbs, nouns, and adjectives to combine many different words or phrases into one cohesive story. The words themselves range in difficulty, but all are explained in simple ways so that they can be understood. The opportunity to group certain words together over the course of a few days is magical for storytelling. The Storyteller’s Word a Day glossary is a perfect addition to your child’s desk. It will help them improve their vocabulary and understand how to use more of these words in context. The price point and age range are very appropriate, and parent testers highly recommend this product for homes and classrooms alike.