Reading Comprehension Strategies Hands-on Activities

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Make a Santa "Wish List" Holder
Make a Santa "Wish List" Holder
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Make a Santa "Wish List" Holder
Make a Santa-shaped "wish card" holder for your child...and sneak in some solid practice in reading and writing, too!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine Party Blower Messages
Valentine Party Blower Messages
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Valentine Party Blower Messages
Here's a hilarious alternative to those sugary conversation hearts...and a way to keep building first grade literacy skills while you're at it!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension
Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension
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Questions, Anyone? Ask Your Way to Reading Comprehension
Help your child gain reading comprehension skills, as well as listening and memory skills with this fun activity that uses his favorite book!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
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Make a Valentine Lollypop Greeting
Sure, you can go out and buy a box of Valentine cards--but for a special message try this simple craft activity to make someone's day.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Father's Day Shorts
Father's Day Shorts
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Father's Day Shorts
Looking for Father's Day inspiration? Make him a "card" he can wear...and build up your kindergartener's reading skills while you're at it.
Kindergarten
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 kindergartener to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve his reading and writing skills while he's at it.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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New Year Reflections
New Year Reflections
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New Year Reflections
Here's an activity to teach your fourth grader how to reflect on her past year and set specific, attainable goals to reach in the New Year.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Pen Pal Postcards
Write Pen Pal Postcards
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Write Pen Pal Postcards
Here's an activity to help your first grader read and write, while staying in touch with a faraway friend or relative. Here's how:
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
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Make a "First Day of School" Photo Book
Make a photo book to provide a reassuring guide for your child's first days and weeks of school.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Write to a Soldier
Write to a Soldier
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Write to a Soldier
Write to a deployed soldier to help your child practice reading, writing, and get a better understanding of what it means to serve our country.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Make a Tooth Care Poster
Make a Tooth Care Poster
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Make a Tooth Care Poster
Make a tooth care poster with your kindergartener to help her understand how important it is to take care of those growing pearly whites!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Understanding Headers and Subheaders
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Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Paying attention to headers and subheaders is a great way to orient your child to the text they're tackling. Here's how:
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Inference? Learn the Difference
Fact or Inference? Learn the Difference
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Fact or Inference? Learn the Difference
Here's an enjoyable at-home activity that gives your child step-by-step practice identifying the important parts of an article and organizing his ideas.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Note Project
Sticky Note Project
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Sticky Note Project
Representing the story in a visual way makes it easier for your child to compare the traits of various characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
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Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Send your child on a table of contents treasure hunt to help build basic research skills! Navigating a book is a skill that is sure to come in handy later on.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create a Story Summary Folder
Create a Story Summary Folder
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Create a Story Summary Folder
Make a story summary folder with your child to keep her mind sharp and to help her develop those critical thinking skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Love and Kisses Jar
Make a Love and Kisses Jar
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Make a Love and Kisses Jar
Here's a sweet gift you and your child can make together, sure to please the most finicky valentine.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Make a Homework Helper Bookmark!
Make a Homework Helper Bookmark!
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Make a Homework Helper Bookmark!
Here's an easy project: create a homework helper bookmark so your fourth grader can write down assignments and mark the pages he needs to read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
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Everyday Darwin: Create a Nature Journal
In this outdoor science activity you'll find tips on how to create a nature journal by choosing a native plant or animal and tracking that species.
5th grade
Science
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A Special Gift from Grandpa
A Special Gift from Grandpa
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A Special Gift from Grandpa
Grandparents are always wondering what to get kids for their birthdays. Try out this idea: a list of 10 little-known facts about Grandma or Grandpa.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Papier-Mâché Characters
Papier-Mâché Characters
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Papier-Mâché Characters
Help your child to create a familiar favorite from a book or series he adores out of papier-mache. Exercise your child's imagination and language arts skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create Awesome Apple Note Cards!
Create Awesome Apple Note Cards!
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Create Awesome Apple Note Cards!
Here's an wholesome arts and crafts activity for your kid: create awesome handmade apple note cards with just some paint and blank paper!
1st 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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Write a Safety Rules Manual
Write a Safety Rules Manual
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Write a Safety Rules Manual
Give your child a chance to review his knowledge of safety and show off his writing skills at the same time by writing a safety manual to share at home.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Going Green Plan
Write a Going Green Plan
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Write a Going Green Plan
Here's an authentic writing task that is perfect for Earth Day, or any day! In this activity, your child's pen becomes an instrument of planetary importance.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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