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Read for My Summer
Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.
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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.
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.