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BELIEVE IT OR NOT COLLECTION Peter W. Collier

BELIEVE IT OR NOT COLLECTION

Peter W. Collier

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79 pages
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This is a compilation of four stories, Sick Again, Everyone Has a Name, Cross Your Fingers, and Lots and Lots.My stories are designed for both the reader and the listener. Children will request parents to re-read, over and over again, aMoreThis is a compilation of four stories, Sick Again, Everyone Has a Name, Cross Your Fingers, and Lots and Lots.My stories are designed for both the reader and the listener. Children will request parents to re-read, over and over again, a story that has caught their imagination- if not in rhyme, these stories will quickly become dull and a burden to read.When written in unrestricted rhyming prose, a story is both a delight to read and to hear. The reader feels accomplished when reading my stories and, in the act of storytelling, begins exaggerating tone, inflection, and mood.While reading along, children quickly begin to retain portions of each story. Once the child begins reading independently, these stories can act as memory assisting templates. They guide the beginning reader through their first reading selections from www.readingtochildren.com. The reading successes of a child will fuel additional comprehension activities and help to jump start reading skills that greatly motivate the young reader.For the adult reader these stories are always a treat. As a parent, I understand the necessity to include a reader’s interests and needs as part of the story telling activities.The length of these stories is designed to be between 10 to 15 minutes, to act as a short break or bedtime activity. Unlike Dr. Seuss, I have avoided making up new nouns and adjectives for purposes of rhyme, other than some tintinnabulation (words designed to give greater description of sounds), finding that teachers do not appreciate this activity.I find that by identifying children by full name, as the story characters, it adds a sense of character reality and identity. The children accept the diversity of people, which, in turn, opens the imagination to accepting limitless fictional situations and opportunities.With all stories, some illustrations are an expanding element and necessary for a clear understanding of the story. My stories constitute several conceptual elements to motivate reading and precipitate a positive reading development. I hope you enjoy reading them, as much as I enjoyed writing them.Peter W. Collier