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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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Activities & Projects



Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Design a Travel Brochure

Invite children and teens to create a travel brochure to share information about a special place with others.


Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Start Your Own Book Club

Children can enjoy a community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together.


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 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Send Postcards From the Concert

Have children practice combining sentences using initial impressions of music. The finished message goes on an illustrated postcard.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write Letters to Friends and Family

Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends.


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Grades   K – 2  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

My Autobiography

Channel children’s fondness for talking about their own lives into a creative project by helping them write an autobiography.


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