Sunday, June 5, 2011


 spent some time over the three day weekend cleaning out our "classroom".

Since this was our first year of homeschooling and I had NO IDEA what I was doing in the beginning, I waaaay overbought.  In some cases, I bought more than one copy of things because I didn't remember what I had already bought!  I have decided to do a little giveaway.

I will be giving away one copy of Reading Strands: Understanding Fiction.  I found this book really helpful in creating our own reading program.  The advice in this book really helped us to make reading an enjoyable activity, where our children are thoroughly engaged in the story.  It is with great pleasure that I am sharing this with you all--because I somehow ended up with two copies!

To enter the giveaway, please follow this blog and leave me a comment letting me know that you did so.

For another entry, please follow me on Twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you did so.  If you tweet about the giveaway, leave another comment letting me know that and you will get another entry!  If you tweet about Three Thinking Mothers, leave another comment and that will also give you ANOTHER entry!

Also, follow me on facebook and leave me a comment letting me know that you did and that will earn you another entry.

The deadline will be Sunday, June 12  at 3pm.  I will use an automatic number generator to pick the winner. I will then email you to ask for your address to mail you the copy.


Editorial Reviews

Discusses the principles of teaching literature, developing critical thinking, the elements of fiction: setting, conflict, resolution, point-of-view. The ideas presented here are based on the knowledge that there can be great joy in reading, and that good literature can enrich anyone s life. The important thing to keep in mind, as you read through this small book, is that reading should be fun. If the young reader does not enjoy reading, it may be because reading is seen as work. The reader is either above or below the level of the material, or the material has not been selected with the reader s interests in mind. If your student does not like to read, change the program. Forcing a child who does not like to read the material may make that child hate the material. Change the material not the child. The point of this type of reading is the enjoyment of it, not the information it contains. Recommended in Catholic Heritage Grade 8 Author: Dave Marks Grade: K and up Pages: 142 pages, paperback Publisher: National Writing Institute ISBN: 9-781888-344165