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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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Explore and Write About Nature

 

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Explore and Write About Nature

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 45 to 60 minutes (can be done over different days)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   2 – 4  |  Activity & Project

Confection Connection: Using Sensory Details in Writing

Get children excited about writing and descriptive language by creating yummy descriptions of their favorite candy.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Activity & Project

The Natural World as Inspiration: An Outdoor Art Show

Children incorporate materials from outdoors with paints or crayons to create pieces of art to display on their clotheslines, fences, or porches for a neighborhood art show.

 

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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.

 

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Printouts

Grades   3 – 5  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

My Nature Story

Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating the Earth

Every day is Earth Day! Emily shares her story of children inspired by The Lorax and how they might take action with 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Save the Earth. Emily also explores science and nature activities with guest Sharon Betty and The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Survival!

Whether you need survival how-tos, want to put your survival skills to the test, or like to read historical adventures about brave kids who have survived real disasters, this episode has something for you.

 

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