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Parade planning

FUN WAY TO LEARN - Jennifer Caldwell, a reading and language arts teacher at Carr Elementary, took time during Friday’s Morning Meeting to give a further explanation about the upcoming vocabulary. Caldwell, assisted by fourth-grader Hannah Walters, showed an example of a costume for the unusual parade. In addition to dressing up to resemble the word, a definition of the word can be incorporated into the costume. Schools around the country have been holding vocabulary parades for years, thanks to the fabulous picture book “Miss Alanius: A Vocabulary Disaster” by Debra Frasier. In the book, the main character, Sage, redeems herself after a hilarious vocabulary snafu with an award-winning costume in her school’s vocabulary parade. Caldwell said the Carr Vocabulary Parade will be a fun activity to help students get ready for part of the KPREP testing set for May. A vocabulary parade is an exciting way to boost logophilia (the love of words) among students and another reading comprehension activity while providing a focus for an academic dress-up event. The parade is slated for Friday, April 24, during an afternoon assembly.

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