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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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Activity

Recording Family Stories

 

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Recording Family Stories

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time Six hour-long sessions, spread over approximately two weeks
Activity Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activities & Projects

Games & Tools

Tips & How-To's

Printouts

Podcast Episodes

 

Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

The Year I Was Born: An Autobiography Project

Invite teens to tap relatives, family friends, and community members so they can create biographies of their own births or other significant life events!

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Bio-Graph: Graphing Life Events

Work with teens to learn about family members’ significant personal experiences by interviewing them and sharing their stories with the rest of the family.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Creating Family Timelines

Children can interview family members and make an illustrated timeline of the most important family events and memories.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Graphic Map

The Graphic Map allows children and teens to chart the significant points related to a particular item or group of items, such as chapters in a book, amounts of money spent, events during a day,
month, year, or life, or scenes in a play.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Helping a Teen Plan and Conduct an Interview

Interviewing family members or friends can be a valuable way for teens to learn about themselves and their families.

 

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Printouts

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Possible Interview Questions

Young adults can use this printout to interview a friend, family member, or acquaintance to learn more about the interviewee’s life.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Adventures With Erica Perl

It's all about Erica Perl and her books in this podcast episode.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Precious Memories

Check out three books that show how precious family memories are and meet Kate Messner, the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating Grandmothers

Explore books that celebrate relationships with grandmothers and learn how even across different cultures a grandmother's love is the same.

 

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