Thursday, January 8, 2009

Episode 3: Dale

Click here to listen to Dale

Hello All,

We here at Night Light Stories are excited to announce our very first contest. It is easy to enter, and fun to do! Simply send us an original picture of your favorite scene or character from the story "Dale". One winner will be chosen randomly on January 28th, 2009. The winner will receive one free set of Goosie Cards! All you need to do to enter is send us a digital picture of your work of art to nightlightstories@gmail.com. We would love to see your creations and post them to share with others!

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What did you say? A word of the day!

That is right! In our story there are many juicy words that are fun to learn and say! I am going to post some words from the story that would be fun to try to use in your conversations throughout the week.

Fragrant: having a pleasant scent or aroma

Unison: a process in which all elements behave in the same way at the same time.

Hardy: (of plants) able to withstand the cold of winter in the open air.

Intently: having the attention sharply focused or fixed on something.

Bright Ideas

In the story, Dale finds "treasure scraps" in a compost pile.

Do you know what a compost pile is? Do you know how to make one?

Find out by following the link below.

MAKE YOUR OWN COMPOST PILE!


JUST ADD IMAGINATION!

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story.

1. When you are traveling around a new place, it is always a good idea to keep track of some landmarks (a barn, the big crooked tree, the 5 bright yellow flowers) to help you find your way back. Write down in order some landmarks Dale could use to help him get back to his new home.

2. Look around the area you live while you are taking a walk or in the car. What animals do you see? Research one of these animals and discover the way they live.


COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

After listening to the story, can you recall the details to answer these questions?

1. What are some things Dale enjoyed eating?

2. Who was Dale surprised to see? Why was he so surprised to see them?

3. Where did Dale find a new home? Use detail to describe it.

4 comments:

Hey Mama where's my... said...

I happened upon your site through my charming kids and I LOVED the story of Dale, my almost 8 year old son listened with me a few minutes ago before his bedtime. He is going to draw a picture tomorrow and we'll send it to you. We are looking forward to listening to the other ones too! Thanks!

Miss Mel said...

Thanks so much! I really appreciate the support and am so glad your son enjoyed it too!

Hey Mama where's my... said...

I am posting the picture of my son and his drawing on my blog!

Hey Mama where's my... said...

That would be wonderful, he doesn't mind a bit! Keep the wonderful stories coming~