Words give gratitude.

In honor of Thanksgiving and #GivingTuesday, tell as many people as you can how grateful you are for them. And like your teacher always said, explain why…with at least two supporting details. 😉

Forward this post to spread the word.

SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:

According to U.S. manufacturers, 60% of all 17-year-olds do not have the reading skills to hold down a production job at a manufacturing company.

Fight education inequality before it starts: www.wordrebel.org

WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:

ACCISMUS: When you pretend to not be interested in someone or something when you really are interested.

WORDS HAVE POWER
In honor of Thanksgiving, some quotes to live by:

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful” – Buddha

“Reflect upon you pass blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some” – Charles Dickens

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” – WiIliam Arthur Ward

ACTIVITY UPDATE

I am so thankful that we already have 50% of our goal to raise $5,000 by tomorrow’s #GivingTuesday. For those of you who have already donated—thank you so much for your generous support!

Every donation of $10+ makes a difference. 

If you would like to donate please visit: www.wordrebel.org/get-involved.html

Funds are being used in December and January for outreach to 120 day cares to reach between 1,000 and 5,000 parents and children in low-income communities.

Since the achievement gap starts with the number of words children know before preschool, your donation gives parents the tools they need to increase their child’s vocabulary from birth to three.

Word Rebel signs up day cares for access to free and reduced price books, sends parents free weekly downloadable books and vocabulary-building resources, and teaches parents how to access free hard copy books in their community.

PARENT CORNER

SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats for FREE in a corner of your local bookstore or library.

BUILD VOCABULARY: Talk aloud to self-narrate as you work, cook, clean, shop, etc. If you have other children, encourage them to do the same as they play or do their school work.

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