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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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Writing for the Real World

 

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Writing for the Real World

Grades 6 – 12
Author

Kim Pavlock

South Lyon, Michigan

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

Tip Topic Tips for Teaching Writing
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Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Design a Travel Brochure

Invite children and teens to create a travel brochure to share information about a special place with others.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Writing and Math with Shopping Lists

Children will use a variety of mathematics and literacy skills as they create shopping lists to use at the store to buy their favorite treats.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Write Letters to Friends and Family

Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Connecting with Young Adult Authors through Writing

This activity guides teens in reaching out to authors of books they love by composing personal letters or connecting to authors through their websites or blogs.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Can You Convince Me?

Children learn how to make a convincing argument—an important skill in school and in life.

 

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

Writing a First Resume

This activity will help teens create a professional resume that effectively presents their skills and talents to future employers.

 

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Games & Tools

Grades   9 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Resume Generator

This tool guides teens through the creation of a resume that can be saved and edited. Written and audio tips provide extra support.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

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Printouts

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.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Tips for Teens Writing a Children's Picture Storybook

This printout helps young writers focus on characteristics of well-written children’s picture storybooks and what makes them unique.

 

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