As stated in my previous post, I love to read. However I am very interested in this badge because it is more than just reading and will stretch me out of my comfort zone.
Beginner – Reading:
-Pick out three in three categories: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry & read them
Fiction – Ramona Blue
Tough Cookies In Cold Blood
Poetry – The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One
Intermediate – Writing
-Write one short story of fiction, one persuasive essay, and one poem. Read them aloud to your friends or family, or share them on the Farmgirl Connection chatroom.
-Refresh (or learn for the first time) the rules of grammar: try reading Woe is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O’Conner, or Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss.
Expert – Arithmetic
-Refresh your math facts by helping a child with homework or playing math games on the computer. Up the ante by adding in algebra.
-Some fun books to try that are anything-but-dull-textbooks are the Life of Fred books by Stan Schmidt