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  • Encouraging Young Writers
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Suggestions for encouraging young writers. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Long before children go to school, before they

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Writing Around the House
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Like reading, writing can become a natural part of your family's everyday activities. Your regular household activities are great for putting children's writing skills to good use. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Fortune Cookies
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Fortune cookies are fun for reading as well as eating. You don't have to go out to a Chinese restaurant to have them; your kids can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper fortunes into packaged

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Sequels
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Does your child have a favorite story? Encourage them to write a sequel. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Amelia's Mystery
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Try a writing activity about the mystery of Ameila Earhart's last flight. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, History, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Travel Journals
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Carrying a journal can be an inspirational activity for a child. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Birthday News
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary If someone in your family has an important birthday this year, (e.g., sweet sixteen, fortieth, etc.) commemorate it with a newsletter supposedly published on the day that person was born. The whole family can get

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Providing New Experiences
    1-2, bath, bed, meal, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Increase your child's vocabulary by taking them to a library or bookstore with and encourage them to read aobut new places, faces, and objects. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 6-8

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Homemade Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children will put a lot of reading and writing skills to use when they make their own books. The difference between the bookmaking projects in this section and those included in other sections is that the children

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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