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School Day Extension

 

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School Day Extension

Grades K – 6
Activity Time 20-45 minutes
Activity Author

Amy Mascott

Amy Mascott

DC Metro, Maryland

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Using materials from the child's school day, words are entered in a new word bank in the Word Mover mobile app. The child then uses those words to create a story or poem that teaches a family member or caregiver about the concept.  By customizing a background, colors, font, and layout of the poem, the child can create a final product that will help the adult better understand the concept, thus “extending” the child’s school day.

 

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Why This Is Helpful

When children have a chance to “teach” a concept, they more fully understand the information they learned. By taking materials that a child used during his or her school day and examining it closely for vocabulary and then using those words to create a poem or story, he or she is very likely to remember and understand the information.

 

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