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  • Around the World in an Essay
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    summary Let imaginations go anywhere as you think about your dream vacations. Source: CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Bittersweet Words
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary You have just served the densest, creamiest cheesecake of your kitchen career, and what do your children say? "Good, Mom," or more enthusiastically, "Tastes great, Dad." Is their choice of words a

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    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Una moneda por tus libros
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Las monedas se convierten en los peldaños en el camino hacia un lugar especial en este mapa casero, pero se llega allí a través de la lectura, no de la caminata. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

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    • 3-5
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    • 9-12
  • Reading Time Line
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Beginning with Columbus's voyage, children can read their way through the centuries of American history, charting events on a time line as they live through them in books. Encourage children to try historical novels

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Props for Pretend Play
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Play pretend doctor or waiter with your kids so they can practice their writing skills. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Rainy Day Fun AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Book-nic
    small group, meal, outdoor

    summary Have a book-nic at your local park. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Meal Pack a lunch, a blanket, and

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

    summary Form a partnership with your beginning reader by setting aside fifteen or twenty minutes a day to read with rather than to the child. (Thats what makes you a partner rather than story reader.) Source: The RIF Guide

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • An Appreciative Audience
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Since you can't always drop what you're doing every time an enthusiastic young reader feels like opening a book, help the child find another audience. Suggest that few favorite dolls or stuffed animals listen to the

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Finding the Right Words
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How would you describe your best friend? With that question in mind, your children go on a search through newspapers and magazines for descriptive words to use in a collage -- so much more thoughtful than a store-bought

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Make an Alphabet Book
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create an Alphabet Book with letters, words and pictures! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Write

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    • 3-5
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