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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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ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more.

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Follow the Word Trail: Organize a Treasure Hunt

 

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Follow the Word Trail: Organize a Treasure Hunt

Grades 3 – 8
Activity Time 1-2 hours to plan the hunt, then 30 minutes to find the treasure.
Activity Author

Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Nature Study Outdoor Treasure Hunts (with Spanish language option)

Students take a walk on the wild side when they research an animal and create a scavenger hunt activity for their classmates.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map

Students practice with words and develop both definitional and contextual knowledge through two agents—purposeful sequencing of steps and collaboration with peers.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Describe That Face: An Interactive Writing Game

Students write descriptions of characters, incorporate new vocabulary words, practice using simile and metaphor, engage in peer editing, and post their revised descriptions on the walls for a matching game.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Where Are We? Learning to Read Maps

Whether we’re using them to find our way across town or around the world, understanding how to read maps is an essential skill.

 

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 – 6  |  Tip & How-To

Help a Child Write a Poem

Encourage creativity and word play by helping a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one.

 

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