MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

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27. Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rythmatic

Beginner Level/Reading

  • Not a reader? Now's your chance to change that. Using your library or books you own, pick out three in three categories: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. You know the rest (read them).

Intermediate Level/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 Level/'Rythmatic

  • 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 (, or Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, and Hot Algebra Exposed by Danica McKellar.

January, 2018 Edition