Reading Comprehension Strategies Hands-on Activities

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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
Preschool
Social studies
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
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Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Gratitude Tree
Gratitude Tree
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Gratitude Tree
Research shows that when we focus on things we are grateful for, we literally rewire our brains to focus on the positive. Help kids experience the joy of gratitude by creating trees that give thanks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
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Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Rock Painting: Retell a Story
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Rock Painting: Retell a Story
Children will read a book, then retell the story with pictures they have painted on stones.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
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Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Build Family Mailboxes!
Build Family Mailboxes!
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Build Family Mailboxes!
Help your child practice his writing skills, while ensuring he'll get some mail to call his own, by making Family Mailboxes, a fun arts and crafts project.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Illustrate a Famous Book!
Illustrate a Famous Book!
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Illustrate a Famous Book!
What if your child couldn't see the pictures of a picture book? In this activity, she'll listen to a story without looking at the images, and create her own.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day "How To" Book
Father's Day "How To" Book
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Father's Day "How To" Book
This Father's Day, give dad something he'll really appreciate: a book about him, written by his favorite author...his son or daughter!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Dear Author Letter
Write a Dear Author Letter
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Write a Dear Author Letter
This third grade writing activity brings home the lesson: it's not only what you write that's important, but how you write it, too.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
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Play Story Ball: A Reading Comprehension Game
Take a beach ball, a marker, and a first grader. What do you get? An outdoor activity that works on reading comprehension, in the midst of a game of catch!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Play Mood Charades!
Play Mood Charades!
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Play Mood Charades!
Have your kid try his hand at mood charades. It's a great way to promote social development and hone reading comprehension skills, not to mention tons of fun!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Book Square!
Make a Book Square!
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Make a Book Square!
If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Note-Taking Exercise
Note-Taking Exercise
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Note-Taking Exercise
Challenge your child to a word count war, and practice good note-taking skills at the same time!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequence Strips: A Cool Way to Get Organized...Visually!
Sequence Strips: A Cool Way to Get Organized...Visually!
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Sequence Strips: A Cool Way to Get Organized...Visually!
Try this concrete, hands-on organization system and you can count on more efficient, less stressful evenings this school year.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is a Character Trait?
What is a Character Trait?
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What is a Character Trait?
Who are the people young readers meet in their books? This reading activity will help your first grader build important comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Thank You Frame
Make a Thank You Frame
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Make a Thank You Frame
Looking for a teacher gift? Here's a way for your preschooler to show off her growing writing skills and create a cute picture frame to show her thanks, too!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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The Daily News
The Daily News
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The Daily News
Help your children practice their presentation skills by helping them create their very own show called "The Daily News."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
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Practice Reading by Getting into Character!
Strengthen your fourth grader's reading skills with this analytic "reader's theater" activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Flashback Book!
Make a Flashback Book!
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Make a Flashback Book!
Are you looking for a new way to help your fourth grader celebrate New Year's Day? Try this Flash Back Book!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Make Back to School Business Cards!
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Make Back to School Business Cards!
Looking for a unique arts and crafts activity that gives some writing practice? Help your child make her own back-to-school business cards!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mother's Day Coupons
Mother's Day Coupons
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Mother's Day Coupons
Help Mother's Day feel special for weeks and months ahead, while giving your child some good writing practice, too.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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