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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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Combine your child's natural curiosity with his developing classification and writing skills by helping him create a backyard field guide.
Composition
Second Grade
Incorporate a lesson about metaphors into a writing and drawing project featuring one of the most classically recognizable of holiday icons: Rudolph!
Composition
Fourth Grade
With this activity, not only will you be experimenting with giving accurate information, you'll also teach your child how to write good scientific procedures.
Composition
Middle School
I see fun in your future! Your child will love making homemade Popsicles and being the creator of jokes or fortunes to write himself on the Popsicle sticks.
Composition
Third Grade
Help your child put a new spin on her favorite myth by turning it into a mad lib! Guaranteed to bring the giggles, this fun activity also packs in the learning.
Composition
Middle School
In celebration of Earth Day, help your fifth grader write a poem from the Earth to its inhabitants.
Composition
Fifth Grade
This cause and effect activity brings the fun of card games and comprehension practice together in an innovative way!
Composition
Middle School
Most of us are familiar with haiku, but the tanka is an even older form of Japanese poetry. Learn to write a tanka poem with this activity.
Composition
Fourth Grade
Beginning poets can be overwhelmed keeping track of rhyme and  rhythm. Have your little writer try a skeltonic poem, which focuses on end rhyme.
Composition
Fourth Grade
Let your future scribe's imagination run wild! Children have a hard time understanding fact versus fiction, and writing a tall tale can help.
Composition
Second Grade
Turn a real-life hero into a folklore hero. Your child can write a tall tale that makes a Davy Crockett or John Henry out of someone he personally knows.
Composition
Third Grade
Let your aspiring poet use book titles to create a funky and visually-appealing masterpiece!
Composition
Fifth Grade
Encourage your reluctant writer to build creativity with a found poem, which is written by rearranging bits and pieces of other peopleâs writing.
Composition
Middle School
This reading comprehension activity teaches children reading in reverse: how would you teach an alien to use a zipper?
Composition
Third Grade
For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners.
Composition
Fifth Grade

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