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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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Talk it Up! Expanding a Child’s Vocabulary

 

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Talk it Up! Expanding a Child’s Vocabulary

Grades K – 3
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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Mobile Apps

Grades   3 – 8  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Trading Cards

Invigorate students' writing with an interactive tool that allows them to demonstrate their comprehension using a mobile app.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   K – 3  |  Activity & Project

Wild and Crazy Words

Make learning how to spell words a little “wild and crazy” by ditching the pen and paper and using unique materials that will make your kids really smile while they’re having fun.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Scientists have been making dinosaur discoveries for a long, long time. Explore this mysterious world by reading about dinosaurs, solving a crossword puzzle, and building your own puzzle.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Blast Off to Learn New Words

Boost vocabulary by taking an imaginary trip into space. After a lunar “landing,” children return to Earth with a galaxy of new words.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Fantastically Fun Word Families

Use the Word Mover mobile app to play with word families and listen for rhyme, then sort real and nonsense words, alphabetize the words, and create a story or poem using the words.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Take a Closer Look: Write Around the Room

With a piece of paper and a pen, kids can learn anywhere! This activity gets kids writing, looking closely at letters, and learning some new words in any room of the house.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   K – 12  |  Game & Tool

Crossword Puzzles

The Crossword Puzzles tool lets children and teens choose from a selection of puzzles and solve them online. They can also create their own puzzles to solve online or print off.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Game & Tool

Theme Poems

The Theme Poems, formerly Shape Poems, tool helps children write poems in many different shapes from balloons to balls.

 

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Printouts

Grades   K – 2  |  Printout  |  Word Play

Bingo Game

Use this printout to play bingo with your child on a wide variety of topics. This printout will help your child with sight words and will help improve his or her vocabulary and reading.

 

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