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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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Read for My Summer

Read for My Summer

Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.

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Children’s Book Project

 

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Children’s Book Project

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time 3+ hours (can be done over different days)
Activity Author

Jaime R. Wood

Jaime R. Wood

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Games & Tools

Tips & How-To's

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Games & Tools

Grades   K – 8  |  Game & Tool

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Revise and Edit

Once a piece of writing has been revised and major changes have been made, writers edit to make certain that readers won't be confused or distracted by unintentional errors. Read on to learn how to begin editing a piece of writing!

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Record Podcasts

Creating a podcast gives teens a chance to communicate with others. The skills teens learn in this process can help them become better writers and public speakers.

 

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Printouts

Grades   5 – 10  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

From Picture to Story

This organizer can help children and teens describe a picture using their five senses, which will later allow them to better write about the picture.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Tips for Teens Writing a Children's Picture Storybook

This printout helps young writers focus on characteristics of well-written children’s picture storybooks and what makes them unique.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Qualities of Good Storytelling

This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book

Use one of these three techniques for bookbinding to make children’s and teens’ multi-page texts easier to keep, share, and display.

 

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