Tag Archives: literacy

low comma, high drama.

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September 24th: National Punctuation Day

* “A celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks,

and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.”

National Punctuation Day gives you the opportunity

to dress up your sentences with all kinds of context and accentuation!

Or, take the day to remind yourself what a semicolon actually does.

 

‘i’m tired of wasting letters when punctuation will do, period.’

-steve martin

 

*(i may not be qualified to celebrate this holiday,

as i endlessly abuse this system of grammatical organization.)

image credit: goinglikesixty.com

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literacy?

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when reading this article about literacy

i was saddened by it

yet i was struck by an typo

not meant to be ironic

that perhaps unknowingly proved the point.

“literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
― kofi annan

glitter my heart.

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after spending weeks

immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales

the fairy tea party

with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups

and

fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,

giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes

all served on real china 

waits

ready to be discovered

by the kinder fairy -folk

upon their return from the tower. 

“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”

~Terri Guillemets

impact.

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“if you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.”

in honor of national library week

 

 

credits: painting by gary-nikolai angleov, bookstock.mi.org

idea mark.

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me – “can you tell about what you wrote?”

kinder – “look up at the top.

the brown part is the idea mark.

all the rest are the ideas.”

i thought this to be brilliant 

and perhaps should be our newest form of punctuation.

move over semicolon; the idea mark is here to stay!

“words are but the signs of ideas.”

-samuel johnson

magical writing.

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peaches: “your writing is beautiful. may i read it?”

grandie v: “it’s written in magic fairy language, peaches, so i’ll have to read it to you. it says: fairies, mermaids, and unicorns are magical.”

peaches: “we’re both so lucky that you know magic fairy language.”


”if i fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it

— i might be writing in my dreams. 

-terri guillemetsqe