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3 Ideas For Including Long Riddles Into Your Home Schooling Curriculum

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If you have recently had trouble coming up with new ways to keep your kids interested in their homeschooling activities, it is a good idea to consider the use of long riddles. They can be a fun way to work on spelling, grammar, and speech. If you are intrigued by the idea of using long riddles as part of a home education plan, the following information will be quite helpful. #1-Turn Some Of The Words In A Long Riddle Into Spelling Words For Advanced Language Discussions It is important to point out that a long riddle can provide spelling words to children of different ages. Whether it is a kindergartner who is just learning to link letters together to form very short words or your high school student who is preparing to take the SAT’s, a single long riddle can function as an ideal teaching tool. An extension of that idea could be discussing synonyms, homonyms and antonyms of the words within the riddle. Doing so could be an easy way to share knowledge amongst your children. #2-Use A Long Riddle To Teach Grammar Long riddles can be a fun way to teach grammar and fortunately, there are multiple options to choose from. For example, you can choose a long riddle that already has grammatical mistakes and ask your children to identify and correct them. If you cannot find an appropriate riddle that has the necessary grammatical errors, you could change the words of an existing long riddle to make them grammatically incorrect. Each child can be given the opportunity to detect the errors and change them. If you have several children who are being homeschooled, this would also be a good time to compare and contrast the changes that each child makes, in order to encourage improved activity. #3-Reciting Long Riddles To Encourage Public Speaking It has been estimated that in recent years, about 3% of children in the United States are homeschooled. However, it has also been estimated that up to 75% of adults have a fear of public speaking. Although the number of kids who are afraid of speaking in public are unknown, it is obvious that many children are likely to have a similar phobia and some of those children will be homeschooled. Fortunately, by choosing a series of funny long riddles and asking your children to practice them until they know them word-for-word, you may find that it is possible for your child to more effectively manage their uneasy feelings. In addition, since even a long riddle is unlikely to be more than a page or two, reciting it in front of a non-judgmental audience such as parents and/or siblings, can allow your child to gradually become more comfortable with public speaking. In conclusion, it is easy to forget how useful long riddles can be for the homeschooled child. If you are looking for new information and ideas on introducing long riddles to your kids as part of a homeschooling curriculum, it will be a good idea to be aware of the ideas listed above.  ...

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Personal Stories About Buying And Selling A Home Can Help You And Your Customers

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Buying and selling a house can be a complicated and emotional experience for some people. They may have trouble understanding what they will have to do and how to handle the feelings of buying their first home or selling the old family home. As a real estate agent, part of your responsibility is to explain things so the buyer and seller understand the process of selling and buying a home and to calm the fears and anxieties that can come the leaving an old home behind or arriving at a new home with all the responsibilities that come with home-ownership. Using personal stories from others on your website who have been through the process of selling and buying homes can help your customers relax and feel comfortable with the process. Here is how personal stories can help ease the anxieties of your real estate customers and help your business grow. They Won’t Feel Alone Many people feel alone when making life-changing decisions, and hearing from others who have been through the same thing can help them understand what they are going through and thinking is a normal part of the home selling and buying experience. The regret of giving up the family home where your children were raised from infancy through to their college years can be traumatic. Hearing from others on how they experienced and faced their trauma of saying goodbye to a beloved house can help people say goodbye to their house on their terms. Learning Exercises Homeownership is rife with new responsibilities. All of a sudden it’s your job to fix the sink, clean the gutters, and check the house for damage after a storm. This can be a daunting task for someone who isn’t skilled and trained in home repair projects. Stories from other not-so-handy homeowners can let the person know that everything will be all right. The new homeowner can even learn how to fix simple things around the house by visiting your website. Most importantly, the not-so-handy repairman can also tell others who aren’t so good at fixing things around the home about your website – which  will help to get your name out to more people which can lead to further real estate opportunities. Stories Help Your Business Adding personal stories to your website can add value to your business to make it grow. Personal stories can be used to target specific segments of your market (e.g., empty-nesters and first-time home buyers). They can also help attract new customers searching to buy or sell a home in your area to your site looking for information on to handle certain emotions and responsibilities. These new visitors to your website get a chance to become familiar with you are and can make them feel more comfortable about calling you for assistance. Where to Find Stories The best stories come from your satisfied customers who can relate to the challenges of moving and are willing to share their personal experiences. However, you can also find stories through online real estate web content service companies if you don’t have any customers who want to share their...

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The Three Most Important Aspects To A Great Detective Novel

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What do the famous names of Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot, the Hardy Boys, and Philip Marlowe have in common? It certainly isn’t their age or background, which range from a 16-year-old high school graduate (Nancy Drew) to an older man living in the late 19th century (Sherlock Holmes). While their ages and professions vary greatly, they all hold together one common thread: each of the aforementioned characters are great detectives in famous novels. Whether you’re a fan of the mystery genre in general (attempting to stay one step ahead of the main character to solve the mystery on your own while reading) or a writer hoping to write your first detective novel, knowing what aspects set the best mystery novels stories apart from others is key: Is the Adversary a Worthy Opponent? Take a moment to reflect on the villains of some of your favorite detective stories, the capers they pulled off, and the evil that emanated from the pages they appeared upon. In most stories you can think of, it’s likely that the villain was a worthy opponent of the protagonist, a challenge to be overcome over the span of the entire book (and potentially sequels). Can you imagine if the main criminal in the story was a weak and measly character, easily overcome with a simple call to the police? If that were the case, the story would be over within one chapter. One of the most important keys to a detective novel that drives the story forward is the powerful malevolence of the villain, who must be a worthy opponent for the main character. Is the Crime at Hand Significant? Let’s face it: nobody wants to read a full novel about the crime of the missing hamburger at the Memorial Day cookout. That’s not the kind of story you’ll tell your friends or write a rave review about after reading, because it’s simply not a compelling story. The reality is, a fascinating crime within a detective novel must be significant and irreversible– something like murder or theft on a large scale. If the crime is too small or insignificant, it simply will be too small and insignificant for a great detective to solve (and honestly, too boring for readers). Are the Clues All Available? After the scene is set and the plot is moving forward, it’s important to make sure that all of the clues to solving the mystery are laid out and available to not only the fictional detective, but the reader as well. Ensuring that the reader has all of the clues is important because it puts the reader into the story– they are no longer just sitting by and reading about the situation on the page but actively involved in their minds in determining who is responsible and how it...

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