Composition Activities

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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For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners.
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This writing activity to get your third grader to combine the fun of poetry with the excitement of celebrating a birthday.
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Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
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This project will help keep your child's thoughts in order as he creates stories from the beginning all the way through to the end.
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Help your kid get a handle on punctuation by challenging her to create a story that's truly out of this world.
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Filling out forms can be a great learning experience for kids. Here's how to give your child some FORMal training.
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Is your child an aspiring book critic? Whether it's a novel from Twilight or required school reading, this activity helps him learn a bit about his own mindset.
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Show your child how to write a diamante poem, which makes use of a simple structure and results in a diamond-shaped poem.
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Confused about clauses? Get the concept to stick by helping your middle schooler make mix-and-match poetry dice filled with independent and dependent clauses.
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Communicating using the written word doesn't have to be tough! It can be as simple and fun as composing a comic strip.
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Here's a fun way for your child to exercise his writing chops...and prove a point! A great way to practice persuasive writing.
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Foster your high schooler's passion for her favorite topic and bolster reading and writing skills by helping her create this self-published zine!
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The everyday American scenes painted by Edward Hopper provide a great opportunity for your middle schooler to narrate and engage in storytelling.
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Make a phonics paper egg to help your child build up his reading and writing skills.
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Help your child practice her presentation skills by helping her create her very own show called "The Daily News."
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Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
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As Mother's Day approaches, everyone's grateful! Let your third grader assemble this special book with words from the whole family.
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In this writing activity, let your child reflect on the past and practice his writing skills and word usage as he creates an "I Used to, Now I" poem.
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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.
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Is your fifth grader trying overnight camp this summer? If so, prepare your child for writing a letter home with this activity!

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