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Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Learn All Year Long

Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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Parent & Afterschool Resources

ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more.

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Amazing Biographies: Writing About People Who Change the World

 

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Amazing Biographies: Writing About People Who Change the World

Grades 3 – 8
Activity Time 2-3 hours
Activity Author

Cathy Allen Simon

Cathy Allen Simon

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activities & Projects

Printouts

Podcast Episodes

 

Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

The Year I Was Born: An Autobiography Project

Invite teens to tap relatives, family friends, and community members so they can create biographies of their own births or other significant life events!

 

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Printouts

Grades   K – 2  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

My Autobiography

Channel children’s fondness for talking about their own lives into a creative project by helping them write an autobiography.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Think Peace

Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Exploring History

Hear about an amazing range of books that explore history, including works of fiction as well as non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels, verse novels, and investigative journalism.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

Life Stories

Life stories are books that trace defining moments and turning points in people’s lives. By exploring how individuals overcome obstacles and discover their passions – or fall prey to mistakes and inner demons – life stories illustrate how human beings navigate the complexities of living. Tune in to hear about a variety of life stories – some that celebrate lives of success, others that mourn lives tragically lost or wasted.

 

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