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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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Read for My Summer

Read for My Summer

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

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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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Postcards from the Trail

 

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Postcards from the Trail

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 30-60 minutes per postcard
Activity Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activities & Projects

Games & Tools

Podcast Episodes

 

Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Comics and Graphic Novels

Instead of creating traditional book reports or writing summaries, get “graphic” by creating a comic book or cartoon adaptation of the major scenes from the books.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write Letters to Friends and Family

Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Send Postcards From the Concert

Have children practice combining sentences using initial impressions of music. The finished message goes on an illustrated postcard.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   K – 8  |  Game & Tool

Postcard Creator

Whether their travel is real or imagined, you can help children use the Postcard Creator to combine words and images to share experiences from faraway places.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Game & Tool

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Tales of Young Americans

Explore different time periods in U.S. history with these picture books.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Podcast Episode

An Introduction to Graphic Novels

Tune in to hear some background about graphic novels as well as specific recommendations of fantasy epics, memoirs, biographies, and adventure thriller stories, all presented in the form of a graphic novel.

 

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