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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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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
Knowing your antonyms from your synonyms is an important part of the second grade writing curriculum, and is a real boon for vocabulary.
Composition
Second Grade
Is your fifth grader trying overnight camp this summer?  If so, prepare your child for writing a letter home with this activity!
Composition
Fifth 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
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
Here's how to interview, write about, and present a grandparent narrative that will rock Grandpa's socks off!
Composition
Middle School
Give your third grader's reading and writing skills a stretch: have her create a Care Manual for your pet the next time your family goes away.
Composition
Third Grade
Challenge your child to create a lipogram, or a piece of writing that omits one specific letter. This activity strengthens writing and language skills.
Composition
Fourth Grade
Make a Santa-shaped 'wish card' holder for your child...and sneak in some solid practice in reading and writing, too!
Composition
First Grade
Parents can help their children at home by using a dialogue journal to model good writing.
Composition
Second Grade
Fall in love with writing with these fun activities. Your reluctant writer won't even realize she's learning as she makes crafts, reports the news, invents a secret code and more!
Composition
Fourth 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
Next time your second grader needs to send a card, consider this goofy writing and craft project.
Composition
Second Grade
Getting through to your tween or teen is a whole lot easier with a Family Journal that serves as an old-school, non-electronic form of communication.
Composition
Middle School

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