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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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Read for My Summer

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

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Exploring the Library

 

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Exploring the Library

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 15 minutes to hours of exploring!
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Libraries are magical places. Visitors can learn about far-away lands, find out how to do new things, follow the fantastic adventures of fictional and real-life heroes, and even solve mysteries and find the answers to burning questions. With a child, explore the many free programs and resources available in a local or online library to find out ways to keep active all summer long.

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Why This Is Helpful

All children must be equipped to meet today's challenges with the skills and abilities to find, use, and determine the quality of information. They can learn many of these skills and processes at the library. Libraries and credentialed school librarians play key roles in promoting information literacy by helping children acquire critical thinking skills and increase their global awareness. When children and their families visit the library together, they can learn many lifelong skills, many of which will be helpful at home, at school, and in their community.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter."

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