Learn All Year Long
ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more.
Activities & Projects
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Encourage children to spend a little time thinking and writing about just what makes a hero and who their personal heroes might be.
Grades 6 – 10 | Activity & Project
Writing stories that imitate a certain genre or type of fiction allows children to explore a book they love by imagining new twists for their favorite characters and plot lines.
Games & Tools
Grades 6 – 12 | Game & Tool
Harry Potter. Frodo. Luke Skywalker. These popular characters from novels and films share a common root: the ancient myth of the hero’s journey. This tool gives teens the information they need to take a closer look at an epic hero or create a hero of their own.
Grades 6 – 8 | Printout | Learning New Skills
This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.
Grades K – 5 | Podcast Episode
Heroes are all around us. In this episode, hear about T.A. Barron’s book that spotlights heroic kids and meet Kaitlyn Chana, a perfect example of a young hero.