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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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How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking

 

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How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking

Grades K – 12
Author

Cathy Allen Simon

Cathy Allen Simon

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

Tip Topic Tips for Teaching Reading
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Lesson Plans

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Applying Question-Answer Relationships to Pictures

A picture is worth a thousand words as students are guided in viewing wordless picture books and responding to four different types of questions about the images they see.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading

Students learn about the process of questioning and using webs to organize information during reading and then practice writing factual and inferential questions.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   5 – 10  |  Activity & Project

Play Ball! Read and Write Sports Trivia

Look at different online baseball trivia questions to see how they are written. Then have children write their own questions and play a trivia game.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 8  |  Game & Tool

Trading Card Creator

Children can use Trading Card Creators to answer questions about a book character’s appearance and actions, and to probe for thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

 

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Printouts

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Possible Interview Questions

Young adults can use this printout to interview a friend, family member, or acquaintance to learn more about the interviewee’s life.

 

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Podcast Series

Podcast Series

Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

Emily Manning chats with kids, parents, and teachers about the best in children’s literature for ages 4 through 11. Discussions include reading tips and fun activities to do with children before, during, and after reading.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

What Should I Read Aloud?

Libraries and bookstores can overwhelm even the most lit-savvy parents and teachers. Listen in as Emily shares a fabulous resource for finding the very best picture books for children.

 

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