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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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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
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
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
This activity will help generate ideas for your child to write about...without the moans and groans!
Composition
Second 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
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
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
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
In this cooler-than-average writing activity, your child uses paint chips and words to write a story!
Composition
Fifth Grade
Parents can help their children at home by using a dialogue journal to model good writing.
Composition
Second 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
Show your child how to write a diamante poem, which makes use of a simple structure and results in a diamond-shaped poem.
Composition
Third Grade
Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!
Composition
Fifth Grade
Next time your second grader needs to send a card, consider this goofy writing and craft project.
Composition
Second 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

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