Teaching the reluctant writer? Year Round Homeschooling suggests the You’ve been Sentenced! word game!

You've been Sentenced! word game, 2013, YBS10010Any parent who has ever tried to encourage a reluctant writer knows that the process can be fraught with anxiety and even tears. Year Round Homeschool addressed this very issue in a recent article with helpful hints to motivate kids and get them excited about writing!

In addition to curriculum suggestions and behavior modification techniques, Year Round Homeschool also suggests using word games like the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced game to help stimulate enthusiasm for writing.

Year Round Homeschool suggests parents can, “Incorporate fun in using language. Play games that encourage the use of language arts skills:

Rory’s Story Cubes
You’ve Been Sentenced
Word A Round Game
Best of Mad Libs”

To read this article in its entirety and to learn more tips for successful homeschooling, visit Year Round Homeschool.

NEWS!!! A FREE app is launching later this month and game play is based on the best-selling You’ve been Sentenced! word game! And, when you play the You’ve been Sentenced! word game app on your mobile device (either iOS or Android) you are helping to support literacy! McNeill Designs has committed to donating a portion of the ad revenues generated to the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait to further support their outstanding mission!

 

 

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NEW! You’ve been Sentenced! mobile will support the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait!

Success Won't Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo with her favorite game... You've been Sentenced! of course!

Success Won’t Wait co-founder Vincenza Carrieri-Russo with her favorite game… You’ve been Sentenced! of course!

The innovative partnership between the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait and McNeill Designs began in 2005 when we committed to using our company’s success to help support important charitable causes. Because the You’ve been Sentenced! word game is an inherently educational game (as well as lots of fun), we wanted to partner with a well-established organization that focused on reading and literacy as a beneficiary.

For ten years, McNeill Designs has donated a portion of sales of the award-winning You’ve Been Sentenced! word game to Success Won’t Wait, in order to help provide much-needed free books to organizations, schools and programs nationwide.

Now, when you play the brand new You’ve been Sentenced! word game app on your mobile device (either iOS or Android) you are helping to support literacy! We have committed to donating a portion of the ad revenues generated to Success Won’t Wait to further support their outstanding mission!

The FREE app is launching later this month and game play is based on the best-selling game! Check back for a launch date and links. Or, to find the board game version of the You’ve been Sentenced! word game, visit McNeill Designs’ store locator.

To learn more about Success Won’t Wait and its history CLICK HERE or read more at Family Circle Magazine.

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For the word-nerd on your holiday gift list, LitReactor has the Complete Grammarian Gift Guide!

You've been Sentenced! word game, 2013, YBS10010LitReactor offers a unique approach to a writing education: You study what you want, when you want, at your own pace. LitReactor brings in veteran authors and industry professionals to host classes covering a wide range of topics in an online environment that’s interactive and flexible.

Now, LitReactor has put together the ultimate gift guide for the word-nerd on your holiday list (and we all have at least one!). Here’s just a little of what the oh-so-funny folks at LitReactor had to say,

“Does your dad constantly point out typos and grammar mistakes on signs or menus? Does your best friend type out all the words in her grammatically correct text messages? Does your coworker obsessively edit any projects you work on together before turning them in? Does your niece have a bigger vocabulary than your college English professor (and use it ALL.THE.TIME!?!)?

Well, here’s what you can get them for the holidays!

You’ve been Sentenced! …you might want to buy this game for your grammarian with the caveat that he or she never asks you to play it. The game asks players to create the longest grammatically correct sentence they can that actually makes some sense. I can see a gaggle of grammarians getting totally into this game and then getting into huge arguments about grammatical correctness. Gift with caution.”

Other gift ideas include A Subscription to the Chicago Manual of Style Online, Gourmet Grammarian Plate Set, Dictionary Print Scarf, and more funny (and fun!) word-nerd gifts!

To see all of the suggestions by LitReactor, visit the Complete Grammarian Gift Guide.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced! and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rulesprintable score sheets, or even order online!

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You’ve been Sentenced! word game included in 100 Family Games for Kids of All Ages

You've been Sentenced! word game, 2013, YBS10010Homeschooler Heather Woodie knows a thing of two about keeping families together. Her brood includes four kids ranging in age from 4th to 11th grades. Finding common ground isn’t always easy, but with a bit of effort, it can be done!

Games are a terrific way to spend time together as a family. Instead of discussing school and business, you can engage with each other on a common goal,” says Heather.

Recently, Heather (author of Blog, She Wrote) highlighted 100 Family Games for Kids of All Ages, including the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game!

To see all of Heather’s suggestions of how to achieve quality family time with games, simply visit Blog, She Wrote.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced! and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rulesprintable score sheets, or even order online!

Need more fun and games? Find You’ve been Sentenced! on TWITTER and Like us on FACEBOOK  for special offers, coupons, and insider gaming news.

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