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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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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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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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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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The Zoo Stories: Imagining Animals at Night
The Zoo Stories: Imagining Animals at Night
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The Zoo Stories: Imagining Animals at Night
Here's a fun writing activity that will turn a Saturday trip to the local zoo into an all-out creativity bonanza.
3rd 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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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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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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Can You Picture It?: A Writing Activity
Can You Picture It?: A Writing Activity
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Can You Picture It?: A Writing Activity
Build second and third grade writing skills by using pictures to help kids "see" how to use details in their stories.
2nd grade
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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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 Story From an Ant's Perspective
Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
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Write a Story From an Ant's Perspective
Here's a writing activity that helps young learners explore an ant's perspective...and practice writing, too!
1st 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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Step Inside the Story!
Step Inside the Story!
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Step Inside the Story!
Let your child step into the main character's shoes as they keep track of the setting, events, and names of characters in the story by keeping a journal.
3rd 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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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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Make a Paper Bag Book
Make a Paper Bag Book
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Make a Paper Bag Book
This project combines arts and crafts with writing, as your child writes a story and publishes it into a book made out of a paper bag!
1st 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 learner to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve their reading and writing skills at the same time!
Kindergarten
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 their friends explore the world of poetry with this unique and entertaining party idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create an Animal Folk Tale
Create an Animal Folk Tale
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Create an Animal Folk Tale
Children tap into their own imaginative storytelling skills by creating and writing a richly embellished folk tale about their favorite member of the animal kingdom.
1st grade
Social studies
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Wham! Bam! Kapow!: Cartoon Storytelling
Wham! Bam! Kapow!: Cartoon Storytelling
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Wham! Bam! Kapow!: Cartoon Storytelling
Challenge your learner to a whole new method of storytelling, and improve their fine motor skills in the process.
Kindergarten
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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Codex Book
Codex Book
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Codex Book
Creating a book is one thing, but creating a codex is a whole different ball game.
1st 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.