Sunday, June 27, 2010

Episode 21: Lulu and Her Lavender Lion



Click here to listen to: Lulu and Her Lavender Lion


Hi All,


Happy Summer everyone! We hope you are enjoying your trips to the beach, amusement parks, and running through sprinklers!  I know we are! We also wanted to fill you in on what is happening with the book Mr. Chris and I are writing.  We are happy to report we have finished a very rough draft of the first book and are getting ready to begin the editing process.  We are really excited about how the story and characters have turned out. 


As we dive into editing, we were hoping you could help us out! If you like what you hear at Night Light Stories, please go to iTunes and leave a review.  More positive reviews make it easier for others to find Night Light Stories in the iTunes store. Don't forget you can also find us on Twitter at nightlight08 and our Facebook Fan Page.  Stay tuned for more Night Light Stories, Lighting the Way With Words, and updates on the book. Thanks so much for your continued support!

VORACIOUS VOCABULARY
In our story there are many juicy words that are fun to learn and say. Try to use some of these words in your vocabulary this week at home or in school.


gesture: the use of movement to express thought or emotion.
imprint: a mark made by pressure.
lair: a den or resting place of a wild animal.
luster: radiant or luminous brightness.


JUST ADD IMAGINATION!
Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing after hearing the story.

1. Look around your house and find all the things that start with the letter "L".


2.  Create a lair for one, two, or all of your stuffed animals.

3.  As you listened to the story, did you hear any alliteration?  Alliteration is a literary device that repeats the same consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words in close succession. An example is the Mother Goose tongue-twister, "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers …".  Listen to the story again and see how many examples of alliteration you can hear!


4. Many tongue-twisters use a combination of alliteration and rhyme. For example, She sells sea shells on the sea shore. Create your own silly and tricky tongue-twister.  Have a family member try to read it and see how far they can get!

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

1. Where does Lulu first see her Lavender Lion?

2. Make a list of all the memories Lulu and her Lavender Lion recall.


3. What will Lulu lament the rest of her life if she does not do it?

4. How does Lavender Lion make Lulu feel throughout the story?


BRIGHT BIRTHDAY WISHES
We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:


Auntie Kerry of Massachusetts
John D of Valencia Spain
Nana of New York
Meme of Massachusetts

We hope your day SPARKLED!


As always I look forward to the many stories we can share together.

3 comments:

mrspeters said...

We LOVED the alliteration with L's, our favorite letter.
LiLy, aLex, keLLy, & biLL

Miss Mel said...

Awesome! We love that you guys listen!

Evonne said...

I love this story! So do my kids. I'm so mad I forgot to pass along that my son just celebrated a birthday. Oh well!