9 Ways to Build a Better Writer

Fall in love with writing with these fun activities. Your reluctant writer won't even realize she's learning as she makes crafts, reports the news, invents a secret code and more!

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Make a Scrapbook!

Looking for a fun summer activity to capture all your vacation memories? Create a summer scrapbook with your child!
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Invent a Secret Code!

These secret code activities are fun, and also provide fourth graders with great opportunities to practice language development and logical reasoning.
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A Collaborative Writing Experience

Recruit a grandparent, pen pal, or far-off friend and get ready to engage your child in some old-fashioned communication, with a new twist.
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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.
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News Broadcast for Kids

Help your child practice her presentation skills by helping her create her very own show called "The Daily News."
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Make an Illustrated Vocabulary Book!

Here's a great activity to get your child using imagination and artistic skills to create a handmade vocabulary book, complete with illustrations!
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Write a New Ending

Knowing how to use quotation marks to write character dialog is an important skill for developing writers. Here's a fun way to get your child writing speech.
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Fill in the Blank Story

Mad Libs are fun but they're even better when your fourth grader gets to make the story himself!
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Guess What? A Writing Game

This game will help your child write with more attention to detail.
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