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The Writers Corner
by Lori Sugarman, M.Ed.

Parents: Sign up at Dictionary.com to have a word of the day sent to your phone and share with your children each day.

Go around the dinner table and have each person make up a sentence using this word:
Flapdoodle- (noun) nonsense
You are talking flapdoodle!

Quagmire- (noun) a difficult situation
A quagmire I have experienced is …..

Setting:

Help your children reinforce their understanding of the term “setting” by discussing the settings in which fairy tales take place. For example, in Little Red Riding Hood, the setting starts at her house, then forest and finally the wolf’s house…