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Composition activities get your child to write better stories! These engaging composition activities include storytelling activities, adjective builders, poetry exercises, and group writing games. Each of these composition activities engages your child's imagination as he gets practice writing short stories, personal narratives, and even instruction manuals. These composition activities are great for aspiring writers, and they make great keepsakes for parents and children who will enjoy looking back at the written stories. Have fun with writing with these composition activities.

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Fresh out of writing prompt ideas? Explore 9 fun creative writing activities with your 3rd grader, and in no time he'll be ready to take on the challenges of back to school.
Composition
Third Grade
Creating a family newspaper is a great way to teach your child the characteristics of a newspaper article, give him or her some excellent writing practice.
Composition
Middle School
Help your child practice writing with this fun activity. Write a diamante poem, which makes use of a simple structure and results in a diamond-shaped poem.
Composition
Third Grade
Parents can help their children at home by using a dialogue journal to model good writing.
Composition
Second Grade
As Mother's Day approaches, everyone's grateful!  Let your third grader assemble this special book with words from the whole family.
Composition
Third Grade
Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
Composition
Fifth Grade
Be careful what you wish for... Centered around The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, this writing activity encourages your child to consider consequences.
Composition
Fifth Grade
Invite your middle school writer to make this artistic trip diary, and practice narrative prose and analytical writing in the process!
Composition
Middle School
Here's a silly game that uses nursery rhymes to introduce a big concept in first grade reading and writing: learning about nouns and verbs.
Composition
First Grade
For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss.
Composition
First Grade
This family yearbook makes a great keepsake that memorializes your year together. Make a family yearbook with your kid to celebrate the passing of a great year.
Composition
Middle School
Spark your child's interest in writing, with a mini-book about their favorite subject - themselves!
Composition
First Grade
This writing activity to get your third grader to combine the fun of poetry with the excitement of celebrating a birthday.
Composition
Third Grade
This fun writing activity takes a regular task - writing a story - and transforms it into a collaborative writing experience for hilarious results!
Composition
Third Grade
Next time your second grader needs to send a card, consider this goofy writing and craft project.
Composition
Second Grade

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