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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
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A Malala-Inspired Activity: Listicle Blog Posts
Children take inspiration from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to write their own blog listicle on a topic of their choosing.
3rd grade
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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Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
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Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills! 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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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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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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Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
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Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
With this activity, your third grader will get experience with informational writing, and your Thanksgiving guests will leave with a keepsake to cherish!
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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Write an Art Project Proposal
Write an Art Project Proposal
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Write an Art Project Proposal
Here's a great project to get your child on the right track towards writing well thought-out proposals.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Fun Brochure!
Make a Fun Brochure!
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Make a Fun Brochure!
Here's a fun way for your child to exercise his writing chops...and prove a point! A great way to practice persuasive writing.
4th 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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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 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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Create a Family Movie Guide
Create a Family Movie Guide
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Create a Family Movie Guide
Encourage your fourth grader to develop their critical thinking and critical writing skills with this Critics' Choice movie booklet for your family.
4th 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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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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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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What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
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What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
This reading comprehension activity teaches children reading in reverse: how would you teach an alien to use a zipper?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Family "Thankful Box"
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
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Make a Family "Thankful Box"
This holiday season, help your third grader celebrate gifts--so often both cost-free and priceless--that the family has shared this year.
3rd grade
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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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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