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Read for My Summer
Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.
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Explore Summers Past and Present
Whether it is a special song, a favorite movie, or a family vacation, everyone has special summer memories that are fun to share. In this activity, children think about their own memories and answer questions before asking the same questions of someone older. After comparing summer stories, work together to make a poster that shows what is the same and what is different.
Learning to ask questions, listen carefully to the answers, and write down the information is important because it will help children and teens with the kinds of research and writing projects they will be assigned in middle and high school. This interviewing activity is also a fun way to practice making comparisons. Asking children to think and write about both their own memories and those of other people can help them become more thoughtful readers and writers.