Composition Activities

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Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!
Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!
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Make a Dr. Seuss Story Box!
In the spirit of Seuss and all things creative and silly, celebrate reading and all that it has to offer with this fun and interactive story box.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact Versus Fiction
Fact Versus Fiction
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Fact Versus Fiction
Let your future scribe's imagination run wild! Children have a hard time understanding fact versus fiction, and writing a tall tale can help.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Personal Tall Tales
Personal Tall Tales
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Personal Tall Tales
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 they personally know.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Your Own Tall Tale
Write Your Own Tall Tale
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Write Your Own Tall Tale
Unleash your child's imagination by inviting her to create a tall tale set in her own hometown.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Stuffed Animal Birth Certificate
Stuffed Animal Birth Certificate
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Stuffed Animal Birth Certificate
Use a beloved toy as a jumping-off point for a fantastic storytelling exercise in this activity that will get the littlest ones thinking about creative writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Summer Summary
Summer Summary
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Summer Summary
Childhood summers are magical, full of splashy fun and relaxing afternoons. Preserving those memories should be special as well.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
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Plan Stories with The Five-Finger Technique
Got the pre-writing blues? Try this simple five-finger technique to help your second grader develop a sequenced plan for her early compositions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Spark a Story
Spark a Story
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Spark a Story
This activity will help generate ideas for your child to write about...without the moans and groans!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Family History Fanfold Timeline!
Make a Family History Fanfold Timeline!
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Make a Family History Fanfold Timeline!
Need help teaching your child to sequence and organize information? Creating this graphic organizer will help your child see what happened before and after.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tale Dice
Fairy Tale Dice
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Fairy Tale Dice
Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your kindergartener to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve his reading and writing skills while he's at it.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Write Nutsy News Stories
Write Nutsy News Stories
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Write Nutsy News Stories
Kids practice their writing composition skills as they cut and paste nutsy headlines from old newspapers and write silly articles to go with them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Design a Diorama!
Design a Diorama!
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Design a Diorama!
Help your child make an imaginative scene come to life by making a diorama. Your child will be practicing three dimensional thinking and language arts skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Make a Homemade Book
How to Make a Homemade Book
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How to Make a Homemade Book
Encourage your first grader to uncover her imagination and storytelling skills by authoring her very own book.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Collaborative Story
Write a Collaborative Story
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Write a Collaborative Story
This fun writing activity takes a regular task - writing a story - and transforms it into a collaborative writing experience for hilarious results!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Put on a Poetry Party!
Put on a Poetry Party!
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Put on a Poetry Party!
Turn your living room into a sophisticated café while your child and her friends explore the world of poetry with this unique and entertaining party idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Storyboarding: Using Pictures to Teach Words
Storyboarding: Using Pictures to Teach Words
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Storyboarding: Using Pictures to Teach Words
Many kids find themselves especially challenged by writing in third grade. Here's how you can help, using a technique called "storyboarding."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
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Rewrite the Fairy Tale Ending
What happens after the prince and the princess get married? This writing activity allows your child to answer that question for herself.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
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Make an ALL ABOUT ME! Book
Spark your kids' interest in writing by helping them write a mini-book about their favorite subject: themselves!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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Practice Writing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Here's a fun activity that takes "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to a new level--and builds strong kindergarten reading and writing skills
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Write a Cliffhanger
Write a Cliffhanger
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Write a Cliffhanger
Even the most reluctant beginning writers love to experiment with the "cliffhanger."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Tall Tale
Write a Tall Tale
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Write a Tall Tale
Help second graders grasp their understanding of tall tales and practice writing with this activity by writing about their own family!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vacation Memory Book
Vacation Memory Book
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Vacation Memory Book
Writing a book about a favorite trip can be fun, rewarding and a great way to practice organizational, thinking, and communication skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Content Clues: Writing with Pictures
Content Clues: Writing with Pictures
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Content Clues: Writing with Pictures
This book-making activity is quick and easy, and it gives emerging readers insight into how a story's illustrations provide context clues.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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How to Write a Scary Story
How to Write a Scary Story
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How to Write a Scary Story
Want to build your child's literary repertoire with tools like foreshadowing and description? Try a spooky Halloween story!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Superhero Dad
Superhero Dad
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Superhero Dad
Making Dad a comic book is a great gift for Father's Day, and one that helps them work on fine motor skills, storytelling and handwriting.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Composition Activities

Looking for ways to engage your child in the writing process without resorting to essays? Our composition and narrative writing activities will bring out your child’s inner storyteller with a variety of fun and creative writing-themed projects. Cartoon storytelling, a codex book, and popsicle riddles get kids thinking outside the box, while tall tales, fairy tales, and zoo visits provide inspiration to get kids writing.