Writing skills

This is the first in a series of activities contributed by 2015 Summer Reads VISTAs who completed a capstone project.  Capstone projects are intended to benefit all sites and advance the field of children's literacy.  For more information on Summer Reads, visit /volunteers/vista/summer-reads-vista.  

Size of group: 1-5 (depending on age)
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Writing, comprehension, spelling
Materials: A prompt, paper, pencil, and colored pencils or crayons
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Title: Your story
Size of group: 1-20
Appropriate grade level: 1-3
Skills practiced: Writing, story-telling, and comprehension
Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons
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Directions:

Title: Word Race
Size of group: 4-9
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skills practiced: Writing, Spelling
Materials: Scrabble letters, or letter flash cards.
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Title: Fill in the blank
Size of group:  1-4
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skills practiced: Sight words, writing, comprehension
Materials: A pencil and a passage that has missing words (sight words) and a word bank
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Title: Student's Book
Size of group: 1-20
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Oral communication and writing, story-telling, vocabulary
Materials: Construction paper, computer paper or lined paper, writing and coloring material, glue stick, and individual pictures of the students printed out.
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