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Qualities of Good Storytelling
Activities & Projects
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
This activity can help teens create picture books that a teen caregiver can then share with children.
Grades 3 – 8 | Activity & Project
Calling all caped crusaders! Invite children to invent a story starring superheroes who have summer super powers.
Games & Tools
Grades K – 8 | Game & Tool
The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets.
Tips & How-To's
Grades 6 – 12 | Tip & How-To
Creating a podcast gives teens a chance to communicate with others. The skills teens learn in this process can help them become better writers and public speakers.
Grades 5 – 10 | Printout | Writing It Out
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 9 – 12 | Printout | Learning New Skills
This printout helps young writers focus on characteristics of well-written children’s picture storybooks and what makes them unique.