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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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Confection Connection: Using Sensory Details in Writing

 

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Confection Connection: Using Sensory Details in Writing

Grades 2 – 4
Activity Time 60­ to 90 minutes (can be done over two 45-minute sessions)
Activity Author

Deb Hamilton

Monett, Missouri

 
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Blast Off to Learn New Words

Boost vocabulary by taking an imaginary trip into space. After a lunar “landing,” children return to Earth with a galaxy of new words.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   K – 3  |  Tip & How-To

Help a Child Edit and Revise

Help children make the most of their writing by teaching them about revising and editing, two important parts of the writing process.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Tip & How-To

Engaging the Five Senses to Learn About Our World

The outside world shapes children’s development through experiences that they have, which include using their five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Drawing a child’s attention to the five senses and discussing them increases understanding of and communication about the world around us.

 

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Printouts

Grades   K – 2  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Exploring the Five Senses

This printout helps engage children in the thinking about how their five senses contribute to their understanding of and communication about their world.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Delicious Summer Treats

Podcast host Emily Manning and guests explore a number of ways to get children reading and writing recipes and having fun with food.

 

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