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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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Parent & Afterschool Resources

ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more.

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Activity

Write Letters to Friends and Family

 

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Write Letters to Friends and Family

Grades 6 – 8
Activity Time 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of communication
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activities & Projects

Games & Tools

Tips & How-To's

Podcast Episodes

 

Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 6  |  Activity & Project

Books Will Take You There!

While enjoying a book that features a journey, children write postcards from the perspective of the main character for each stop along the trip.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Postcards from the Trail

After enjoying an online book about traveling west on a wagon train, children create postcards from the point of view of the main character for one or more stops on the journey.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Activity & Project

Can Letters Tell a Story?

Shake up children’s summer reading by introducing them to new and fun formats for storytelling.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Friendship: Exploring Similarities and Differences

After reading a book about friendship, children will reflect on one of their own friendships and look at how they are like their friends and maybe how they are different.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 8  |  Game & Tool

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator shows children the key parts of a letter and lets them practice writing either a friendly or business letter.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Game & Tool

Postcard Creator

Whether their travel is real or imagined, you can help children use the Postcard Creator to combine words and images to share experiences from faraway places.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Writing for the Real World

Helping teens notice the variety of writing all around them “in the real world” motivates them to write in genres that are new and engaging and helps them become more fluent, flexible writers.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Revise and Edit

Once a piece of writing has been revised and major changes have been made, writers edit to make certain that readers won't be confused or distracted by unintentional errors. Read on to learn how to begin editing a piece of writing!

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Celebrating Grandmothers

Explore books that celebrate relationships with grandmothers and learn how even across different cultures a grandmother's love is the same.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

Adventures With Erica Perl

It's all about Erica Perl and her books in this podcast episode.

 

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