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

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Help a Child Write a Poem

 

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Help a Child Write a Poem

Grades K – 6
Publisher

International Reading Association

Tip Topic Tips for Teaching Writing
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Activities & Projects

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Write Theme Poems

Use shape and theme poems, or poems that look like the things they describe, as a fun way to introduce children to poetry.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Follow the Word Trail: Organize a Treasure Hunt

Create a treasure hunt out of word-puzzle clues hidden around the home or yard.

 

Grades   4 – 6  |  Activity & Project

Think Hink Pinks!

Kids will love Hink Pinks—word puzzles that use two-word clues to lead to a rhyming solution. Try one and get hooked yourself: Obese feline? Fat cat!

 

Grades   K – 3  |  Activity & Project

Summer Discoveries

Recapture exciting discoveries by writing poetry about summer adventures.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Add Seasons to Rhyming Poems and Songs

Choose favorite rhyming songs or nursery rhymes then replace the rhyming words with seasonal themes.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Write "Moving" Sports Poetry

We've all heard the expression “poetry in motion”—this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   3 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Diamante Poems

Diamante poems are poems where the longest line comes in the middle, creating a diamond-like shape. The Diamante Poems tool helps children write these patterned poems.

 

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Printouts

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Children can make their own magnetic poetry set. Watch as the refrigerator becomes a space for literary art.

 

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