Saturday, February 23, 2013

Episode 55 (Flashlight Episode): Football Hero



Click here to listen to: Football Hero (6:30)
There's only seconds left in the big game. 
Who will be the football hero?

Hi All,

We were sad when the NFL season was over. We enjoy our football Sundays here in the Night Light Stories household. But we don't fret about it too much. Spring is right around the corner. That means there will be plenty to do outside! We like to go for walks around the mountain or hike along the Appalachian Trail. Oh! And we can't forget bike riding


Guess what? Our fully illustrated version of Dragonfly, Dragonfly
Show Us The Way is now available in Spanish as an in-app purchase 
from the Flying Books app.It is available for download 
on your iPhone or iPad. 

Illustration by Reg Silva

VORACIOUS VOCABULARY
What did you say? A word of the day! In our story
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

dedication: the act of being wholly committed to something. 
line of scrimmage: an imaginary line, parallel to the goal lines, on which the ball is placed at the start of a down and on either side of which the offense and defense line up. 
stricken: deeply affected with grief, fear, or other emotions.
tremendous: extraordinarily great in size, amount, or intensity.

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


1. Try to score a touchdown with this interactive game called "Taz's Football Frenzy." 

2. Create a football craft like some of these over on the site, Craft Jr.


3. Listen to the story a second time and see if you can hear details that would let you know who the narrator of the story really is. 

4. Listen to our three stories that have a leprechaun in them! St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! 


Red vs. Green: (22:21)
When a team of Christmas elves goes against a team of St. Patrick's Day 
leprechauns in the Holiday Hockey Winter Classic, who will win?
Free audio download: Red vs. Green
Blog with activities: Red vs. Green

The Leprechaun Trap (6:35)
Two leprechauns are caught in a leprechaun trap and try to 
find different ways to escape.
Free audio download: The Leprechaun Trap
Blog with activities: The Leprechaun Trap

A Letter from a Leprechaun (5:30)
A reading of a letter written by Seamus the leprechaun detailing 
how he escaped a leprechaun trap. 
Free audio download: A Letter from a Leprechaun
Blog with activities: A Letter from a Leprechaun


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

1. Who does the narrator smile back at in the beginning of the story?
2. What happens when the players are at the line of scrimmage?
3, Where does the quarterback throw the ball?
4. Why does the narrator have such a hard time hearing the quarterback?
5. How does the narrator react to the touchdown?


We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Becky of Ohio, 
Robyn of New York
Ella of New York
Sophia of New York
Liam of Virginia 
Cody and Caleb

We hope your days SPARKLED!

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