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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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Parent & Afterschool Resources

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

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Poetic Memories of Summer

 

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Poetic Memories of Summer

Grades 2 – 8
Activity Time 45 to 90 minutes (can be done over different days)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

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Games & Tools

Podcast Episodes

 

Activities & Projects

Grades   5 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write a Gem of a Poem

Learn about diamante poems, and then consider the idea of cause and effect before working it into the diamante poem format.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Finding Poetry in Pleasure Reading

After reading a book or magazine, children and teens can choose a section and transform it into what’s known as a “found poem.”

 

Grades   K – 3  |  Activity & Project

Summer Discoveries

Recapture exciting discoveries by writing poetry about summer adventures.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Activity & Project

Let's Go On A Poetry Walk!

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’re surrounded by brilliant shades of green! Observe and collect sensory images from nature and use the sights, sounds, smells, and textures to create original nature poetry.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Diamante Poems

Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Playful Poetry Books to Share

In this episode, Emily and guest Sylvia Vardell explore fun ways to read poetry with children.

 

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