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Learn All Year Long

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Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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Read for My Summer

Read for My Summer

Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.

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Summer Trading Cards

 

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Summer Trading Cards

Grades 2 – 8
Activity Time 60 minutes (can be done over different days)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Summer and reading go together like peanut butter and jelly. With this activity, children can extend the pleasure of a summer reading book and launch a favorite character into a new story.  The Trading Card Creator interactive helps children analyze a character to identify traits such as appearance, feelings, and actions. Next, the child will use the same method to focus on a real-life character – a friend, relative, or even a famous person. What would happen if the book character and the real-life character met? That’s where the story begins.

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Why This Is Helpful

By analyzing real people as they would book characters, children gain a deeper understanding of the elements that make up a fully developed character.

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