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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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How to Help a Teen Choose a Book

 

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How to Help a Teen Choose a Book

Grades 6 – 12
Author

Mary Patroulis

Manlius, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

Tip Topic Tips for Teaching Reading
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Activities & Projects

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Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 10  |  Activity & Project

Writing Fanfiction

Writing stories that imitate a certain genre or type of fiction allows children to explore a book they love by imagining new twists for their favorite characters and plot lines.

 

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   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Speak Up! Writing a Review

This activity gives teens an opportunity to write reviews on the movies, television shows, music, restaurants, and books they love—and hate!

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Motivating Teen Readers

Motivating teens to read can be complicated by the many demands on their busy schedules. Luckily, there are many exciting and popular books for teens—and innovative ways to turn teen attention to the written page.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Modeling Good Reading Habits With Teens

Modeling good reading habits can be challenging if you don’t make a plan you are willing and able to stick to. Check out the following innovative ways to get both of you reading.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Tip & How-To

Tackle the Summer Reading List Together

Help your child keep up with the school’s summer reading list.

 

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Printouts

Grades   6 – 8  |  Printout  |  Charting Progress

Reading Record Chart

Preteens and teens can use this chart to keep track of the books, stories, and magazine articles that they’ve read over a period of time.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Charting Progress

Reading Record Chart

Teens can use this chart to keep track of the books, stories, and magazine articles that they’ve read over a period of time.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

Book Review Form

Children in the upper elementary grades can use this form to write a book review to share with friends.

 

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