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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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Summer Superheroes

 

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Summer Superheroes

Grades 3 – 8
Activity Time 45 to 60 minutes (can be done over different days)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Children will create a superhero who has summer-specific powers and then build a story around him or her. Comic books and movies can provide a jumping-off point. Interactive tools will help children cover all the basics of a complete story – characters, setting, conflict, resolution, theme, etc. And because it’s summer, a favorite vacation spot will make the perfect setting.

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Why This Is Helpful

Asking a child to invent a story can lead to frustration because of all the components that go into creating a good one. This activity gives children a fun writing prompt – an idea to get them started. It also shows how prewriting exercises can divide the process into understandable steps. They’ll discover that advance planning can be fun and lead to a better story.

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