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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
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Write a Thanksgiving Day Poem
Thanksgiving dinner can be filled with fun and memorable interactions between family members. This holiday, why not memorialize some of those details and events with a family poem? You can create a lasting memory in the form of a poem with contributions f
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Get creative with this engaging activity where kids are asked to create their own pumpkin person and tap into their creative writing skills! Include all family members by having them create their very own pumpkin people.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
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Teal Pumpkin Project: Spread the Word!
In this real-world exercise about the Teal Pumpkin Project, your child will create a persuasive poster to spread the word about the project in the hopes of convincing people to offer non-food trinkets this Halloween season.
4th 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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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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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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Essay Editing 101: The CUPS Strategy
Essay Editing 101: The CUPS Strategy
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Essay Editing 101: The CUPS Strategy
Learn about the CUPS strategy, a useful tool for editing children's writing.
5th 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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String Story Necklaces
String Story Necklaces
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String Story Necklaces
This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
1st 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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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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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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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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Paint and Learn
Paint and Learn
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Paint and Learn
By using watercolor paints to practice writing letters, sentences, and math problems, your child will practice first grade skills in his "Sidewalk School."
1st grade
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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Create a Recyclable Creature
Create a Recyclable Creature
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Create a Recyclable Creature
Help your child use recycled materials, a little imagination and some writing skills to build his very own recycled creature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Pet Sitter Guide
Write a Pet Sitter Guide
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Write a Pet Sitter Guide
Give your third grader's reading and writing skills a stretch: have her create a Care Manual for your pet the next time your family goes away.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game
Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game
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Sequence Those Sentences, A Story Game
Help your kindergartener develop his sequencing skills in this activity that teaches him about a story's beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
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Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Let your third grader newscaster practice presentation skills with this video "card" to celebrate Dad this Father's Day!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Help your child compose an alphabet poem about the season, and have them practice letters while awakening their creative writing skills, too!
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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When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
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When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
Make a poster with your child about what she wants to be when she grows up, while helping her practice her writing, researching, and artistic skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Nature Poetry
Nature Poetry
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Nature Poetry
Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Travel Journal
Make a Travel Journal
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Make a Travel Journal
Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
4th grade
Social studies
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