Can Picture Books be Used for All Year Levels?

Picture books have terrible PR. Ask any librarian: after a certain age, children just aren’t interested in the picture book section anymore. ~ Rebecca Serle ~ Close your eyes for a sec and conjure up an image of a person reading a picture book. What age is this person? Alternatively, if you’re a teacher, visualise … Read more

Big Words

Why can’t we use enormous, whopping, super colossal, monster, humongous, big words in our writing? I will happily admit that title was much too long. In fact, if I was editing this for a client, I’d advocate against strings of adjectives and recommend using one well-chosen word. Depending on the purpose of the writing, I … Read more

What’s Going on with Writing Lessons?

We can teach our children to flap their wings, but conditions have to be just right for them to fly. — Annie Campbell One of my enduring memories from my primary school years is standing up in front of the whole school to proudly read yet another of my long, long, long stories. I loved … Read more