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"Bump!" A Spelling Game

Students usually study for spelling tests by looking over the words and spelling them out loud. Here's a spelling game that gets the whole family involved!

An Adverb Acting Game

Adverbs are all around us. Here's an adverb acting game that will have your child hungrily, unceasingly, enthusiastically learning!

Twenty Questions

Your kid is constantly learning new ways to look at the world and discuss what he observes. Try turning the evening ritual of asking about his school day into a game that consists of twenty questions.

Monkey Paw

Centered around The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, this writing activity encourages your child to think about the consequences of his actions. Challenge your kid to come up with something he might wish for if he had the opportunity. What would the consequences be if his wish came true?

Social Media Book Review

Learn the art of the status update with this cutting-edge take on the book report -- social media book reviews!

Play Mood Charades!

Not only is this game a fun family activity, it also helps with identifying emotion-- a very important skill when it comes to reading comprehension!

Skim First, Answer Later: A Textbook Study Strategy

Textbook studying doesn't have to be a slog. Here's a simple activity you can do at home before your middle-schooler begins those long end-of-the-chapter review questions.

Judge a Book by Its Cover

From a Twilight novel to required reading, he'll learn about preconceptions as he predicts a book's story based on the cover.

Action! Make Movies as you Read

For a fun way to encourage your child to read, try this comprehension technique made to satisfy visual learners. It's imaginative, artistic, and tons of fun.

Take the Portmanteau Challenge!

Want a word game to play? How about just a fun way to spend the afternoon? Create words with your child that splice two words together: like "wuice" or "liger" or something totally silly and unexpected!

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