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

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Book Cover Creator

 

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Book Cover Creator

Grades K – 8
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Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Children’s Book Project

This activity can help teens create picture books that a teen caregiver can then share with children.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Exploring the Library

Plan a visit to a library to discover more about this magical place.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   3 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Start a Writer’s Notebook

Writer’s notebooks allow children and teens to take in the world around them and document their daily lives. Use these tips to learn how to start a writer's notebook with your child.

 

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Printouts

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book

Use one of these three techniques for bookbinding to make children’s and teens’ multi-page texts easier to keep, share, and display.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Tips for Teens Writing a Children's Picture Storybook

This printout helps young writers focus on characteristics of well-written children’s picture storybooks and what makes them unique.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

My Nature Story

Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.

 

Grades   5 – 10  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

From Picture to Story

This organizer can help children and teens describe a picture using their five senses, which will later allow them to better write about the picture.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Qualities of Good Storytelling

This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.

 

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