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Learn All Year Long

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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 Start a Blog

 

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How to Start a Blog

Grades 6 – 12
Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

Tip Topic Tips for Teaching With Technology
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Activities & Projects

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Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Telling Good from Bad in Movies and Television

In this activity, you can discuss with teens how they can tell the “good” characters from the “bad” ones by watching for clues that the movie makers have left.

 

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!

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Blog About Courage Using Photos

Engage teens in this activity in which they use photographs to examine and write about courage on a blog.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Create a Career Blog

This activity invites children and teens to explore various careers and then write about what they might want to be when they grow up in a blog.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   K – 6  |  Tip & How-To

Help Children Play and Stay Safe Online

The Internet is home to a wealth of information that even the youngest children can access. Teach kids how to safely enjoy all that the online world has to offer.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Be Safe Online

By teaching teens some basic guidelines about online safety, you can help make sure the time they spend online is safe.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

Writing for the Real World

Helping teens notice the variety of writing all around them “in the real world” motivates them to write in genres that are new and engaging and helps them become more fluent, flexible writers.

 

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Printouts

Grades   K – 5  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Google Image Search Instructions

Use these instructions to find images of signs, logos, and product labels that you can share with children. These instructions are for the Google Image search engine.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

Review Writing Tips

This printout helps adolescents focus on characteristics of well-written reviews and what makes them unique.

 

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