Tag: Writing

Dictionaries – Day #5 Words Within Words

Looking for a fun game that uses a dictionary? Try this one out!How many words can you find in the word… Grab a piece of lined paper, write the word DICTIONARIES on the top of the page, and then find, and write, as many words as you can using the […]

Dictionaries – Day #4 Types of Dictionaries

There are all different kinds of dictionaries in the world today. Some offer a lot of pictures and are called picture dictionaries, others offer words for a specific topic or subject. Check your local library for various dictionaries and see if there is one on your favorite topic.There […]

The Poe Project

I’m pleased to announce a brand new publication is available in my Etsy store, Funschooling Press, called ‘The Poe Project‘.‘The Poe Project‘ is a 16 page Research Project and Activity based publication, written and developed by Fran Wisniewski.This publication offers some interesting facts about Poe, more than 10 questions to start […]

Louis Braille

Louis Braille Wikipedia: Louis Braille – History of Louis Braille and information about the braille system.AFB: Braille Bug: What is braille?, information about Louis Braille and Helen Keller. Games – Name game, Braille Jumble, riddles and rhymes, and more.PBS Kids: You’ve Got Braille! – Braille translator. Write your own message and have it translated into braille.Omniglot: Writing Braille – Braille alphabet and number charts.Suggested ActivitiesPut dots of glue, […]


Pictograph by Fran W. Symbol World – Learn how to communicate using pictures. Mr. Donns: Native American Symbol Stories – Symbols that tell a story. Texas Beyond History: Create Your Own Pictograph – Make brushes and paint from natural items and writing suggestions.Pictopen –  Modern pictograph writing. Pictograhic Stories – Native American signs and picture writingNative American […]

Calligraphy Resources

Calligraphy Tools By Fran W. Information About Calligraphy History, Cultural, Types Calligraphy: Manuscript: History of Calligraphy – Site offers historical information and writing samples.Art of Calligraphy: PDF article about the history of calligraphy. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Chinese Calligraphy – History of Chinese calligraphy. Wikipedia: Calligraphy – Information about the tools used, traditions, modern […]

Active Alphabet

Act out the alphabet with a fun game that can be played verbally, with letter cards, or by making picture cards with letters on them. To make cards, you will need… Index cards, glue and: something to draw/write with, stickers, old magazines, or graphics. What to do: Draw […]