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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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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children’s Book about the Weather

 

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children’s Book about the Weather

Grades 7 – 12
Activity Time 1 ½ to 3 hours (can be done on separate days).
Activity Author

Jaime R. Wood

Jaime R. Wood

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Lesson Plans

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Proverbs: An Introduction

Students are introduced to proverbs and explore how proverbs are often tied to a culture’s values and everyday experience, although their meanings are not always readily apparent to us today.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings

Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask “Why?” and “Why not?” as they investigate the history and validity of some common weather sayings.

 

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Calendar Activities

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 28

Poor Richard's Almanack was first published in 1733.

Students explore some of the proverbs taken from Poor Richard's Almanack, give their impressions or someone who would write these statements, and choose one saying to paraphrase.

 

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Printouts

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book

Use one of these three techniques for bookbinding to make children’s and teens’ multi-page texts easier to keep, share, and display.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Well-Read Weather

In this episode Emily shares picture books and novels that stir things up with weather-filled action.

 

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