9 Ways to Build a Better Writer

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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!

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Make a Scrapbook!

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Looking for a fun summer activity to capture all your vacation memories? Create a summer scrapbook with your child!

Invent a Secret Code!

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These secret code activities are fun, and also provide fourth graders with great opportunities to practice language development and logical reasoning.

A Collaborative Writing Experience

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Recruit a grandparent, pen pal, or far-off friend and get ready to engage your child in some old-fashioned communication, with a new twist.

Write Nutsy News Stories

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Kids practice their writing composition skills as they cut and paste nutsy headlines from old newspapers and write silly articles to go with them.

News Broadcast for Kids

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Help your child practice her presentation skills by helping her create her very own show called "The Daily News."

Make an Illustrated Vocabulary Book!

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Here's a great activity to get your child using imagination and artistic skills to create a handmade vocabulary book, complete with illustrations!

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Write a New Ending

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Knowing how to use quotation marks to write character dialog is an important skill for developing writers. Here's a fun way to get your child writing speech.

Fill in the Blank Story

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Mad Libs are fun but they're even better when your fourth grader gets to make the story himself!

Guess What? A Writing Game

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This game will help your child write with more attention to detail.

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