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Writing on Wednesday ~ Pangrams!

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 Pangrams

Pangrams are sentences that contain all the letters of the alphabet. Pangrams are great for handwriting practice and even provide fun impromptu lessons for vocabulary or grammar. Pangrams provide perfect penmanship practice because they contain every letter of the alphabet. Write the sentence once then go back and write the sentence in capital letters. In two short sentences children can practice every upper and lowercase letter of the alphabet!

Pangrams are a fun way to learn vocabulary and grammar. Look at number three below. I did not know the word “jackdaw.” In my first read-through of this sentence, I took the word to be “a” thing (one thing). Then I realized if it were just one thing, the subject and verb didn’t agree. This prompted me to look up the word “jackdaw.” Ah-ha! A jackdaw is a bird. Now the sentence makes sense. ~ Below, I have a list of pangrams for you. I didn’t include sentences that were hard to comprehend. These can truly try your grammar skills. Do a google search of “pangrams” to find some non-sensical pangrams for a real grammar challenge.

Let me not forget to throw comprehension into the mix. Number 15, 16, 17, 18 ~ once all words are understood, students can understand the humor, and sometimes absurdity, of the sentence. Here are some pangrams for you.  These make for some fun summer penmanship practice! (Printable link at the bottom)

 

  1. The five boxing wizards jump quickly.

  2. B, C, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, O, P, Q, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z are letters.

  3. Jackdaws love my sphinx of black quartz.

  4. The five boxing wizards jumped quickly.

  5.          My grandfather picks up quartz and valuable onyx jewels.
  6. Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quaff.  (I see a vocabulary lesson here, too!)

  7. A large fawn jumped quickly over white zinc boxes.

  8. Five or six big jet planes zoomed quickly by the tower.

  9.          The jay, pig, fox, zebra and my wolves quack!
  10. Six crazy kings vowed to abolish my quite pitiful jousts.

  11. Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!

  12. Jay visited back home and gazed upon a brown fox and quail.

  13. May Jo equal the fine record by solving six puzzles a week?

  14. Fred specialized in the job of making very quaint wax toys.

  15. Freight to me sixty dozen quart jars and twelve black pans.

  16. The job of waxing linoleum frequently peeves chintzy kids.

  17.          By jove, my quick study of lexicography won a prize.
  18. Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.

  19. A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats. (My son’s favorite)

  20. All questions asked by five watch experts amazed the judge.

  21. The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers. (LOL… imagery, anyone?)

  22. Watch “Jeopardy!”, Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game.

 

Get a printable copy of this list Pangrams.

 

Happy Writing!

Kay

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Reading 101 ~ The Components of a Well-Rounded Reading Education

Reading 101 is a series of posts taken from Reading workshops I have done at NCHE’s (North Carolinians for Home Education) homeschooling convention. To learn more about NCHE, go to NCHE.com.

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I worked as a Reading Specialist in the public school system before coming home to teach. In talking with parents over the years, it seems that reading instruction is one of the “scarier” aspects of homeschooling for some, especially when it comes to teaching a child to read, but the truth is you can teach your child to read and it can be one of the greatest joys of your homeschool experience. You can be just as effective, if not more so, than a trained classroom teacher.Image Read the rest of this entry »

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