Blog

I SPEAK A LITTLE FRENCH !

UN PEU ~ A LITTLEIn the beginning of FEETSPEAK's story, Cinnamon and Anmama meet their new neighbors ~ the Bretons. They are a French family of five (six, counting Rudolf, their dog), who have moved to the United States from the Alsace region of northern France....

read more

FEETSPEAK’S CHARACTER PROFILES

WHAT IS A CHARACTER PROFILE ?There are many interesting characters in the Story of FEETSPEAK who influence the story ‘s plot in many important ways. As you explore the different characters navigating their way throughout the story, you'll discover how their Traits and...

read more

WRITING ABOUT READING FEETSPEAK

WRITING ABOUT READING BENEFITS  Writing about what you are reading not only improves your written  expressions, it, also, improves your understanding of what you are reading, whether it is a fictional story or an informational text. Additional benefits are: It...

read more

FEETSPEAK’S COMPREHENSION ORGANIZERS

COMPREHENSION ORGANIZERS Comprehension Organizers are Visual Maps for organizing and understanding new thoughts with accuracy. Also, known as  Graphic Organizers, they help you to specifically share what you are learning and understanding  in an interactive, visual...

read more

FEETSPEAK’S PICTURES OF WORDS

 DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE Descriptive Language in a story is a very valuable tool to use when writing. It helps the reader create images in his/her mind about: a character’s feelings as well as a physical appearance, the mood of a setting as well as its view the action(s)...

read more

FEETSPEAK’S VOCABULARY STUDY

      LEARNING NEW WORDS Adding new words to your Vocabulary has more than a few Benefits: They improve your Understanding of what you're Reading. They help increase your Language Growth. They promote your Communication Skills They  upgrade your Written Expressions....

read more

fEETSPEAK’S STORY SEQUENCE

WHAT IS A STORY'S SEQUENCE ? The Sequence of a Story can be told in several ways. The order of a story can be explained exactly as the reader is reading the content OR it can be told as a Time Line of Events. This activity allows you to relate the story of FEETSPEAK...

read more

HELPING YOUR GRIEVING CHILD

HELPING  YOUR  GRIEVING  CHILD The death of a loved one, especially a parent, is a traumatic experience. It will cause a child to question the safety of his/her world: Who will take care of me? Am I going to get sick and die, too? Did my loved one die because of me?...

read more

CHILDHOOD MUTISM

CHILDHOOD  MUTISM Your quiet, shy child may be just that ~ quiet and shy. If s/he responds and initiates conversation in a patient and reserved way, that’s just his/her personality speaking. However, if s/he is timid and afraid to speak up in certain social settings,...

read more

WELCOME !

WELCOME  TO  MY AUTHOR'S (ME !) BLOG ! FEETSPEAK is the first story I wrote in my I AM A CHILD trilogy. Its purpose is to share the healing properties of love, family, friends, and Nature amidst tragic and traumatic circumstances. Patience, understanding, and...

read more