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

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Creating Family Timelines

 

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Creating Family Timelines

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 2 to 4 hours, depending on the methods used to make the family timeline, can be completed over the course of several days
Activity Author

Jaime R. Wood

Jaime R. Wood

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Send a Smile: Make a Card for a Special Occasion

Everyone loves getting a greeting card, especially if it’s homemade. Make a funny or thoughtful greeting card or invitation with pictures and a poem, joke, or riddle.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Bio-Graph: Graphing Life Events

Work with teens to learn about family members’ significant personal experiences by interviewing them and sharing their stories with the rest of the family.

 

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!

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Recording Family Stories

Teens can take part in the process of building family histories by recording the stories, or memoirs, of family members.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Soundtrack for My Life

In this project, teens create autobiographies, adding music selections to their life stories.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Interviewing family members or friends can be a valuable way for teens to learn about themselves and their families.

 

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Printouts

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Possible Interview Questions

Young adults can use this printout to interview a friend, family member, or acquaintance to learn more about the interviewee’s life.

 

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