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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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Write Captivating Captions

 

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Write Captivating Captions

Grades K – 2
Activity Time 45–60 minutes (Can be done over different days)
Publisher International Reading Association
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Children love to look at pictures of themselves. They also enjoy flipping through magazines and looking at the captioned pictures and ads. Help a child interpret photos and understand the story that an illustration can tell by having them write their own captions for family photos or magazine images.

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Why This Is Helpful

This activity highlights the importance of “reading” illustrations and using them to improve understanding of a story instead of just looking at them. It’s also a fun and easy way to get children excited about writing and to work on their use of descriptive words.

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