Read an Article from

  • Write interview questions for your article
  • Continue drafting multiple article/s
  • Publish your article/s in a newspaper format
  • Find pictures or create illustrations to support your articles


Write an all about book on the topic of your choice! Use what you know and conduct some of your own research.  To do this:

  • Research all about one topic. Use websites, books, and any other way you can gather information.
  • Plan your chapters and sections (what are your headings going to be?)
  • Draft!
  • Revise using your tracker
  • Edit your writing
  • Publish!

Games & Activities:

Re-read notes you have taken to prepare to write an all-about chapter tomorrow.

Go on a nonfiction book scavenger hunt. Try to find:

  • Table of contents
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Photographs
  • Diagrams
  • Captions
  • Index and/or Glossary
  • Any other text features you can find!

Go home and just write for 30 minutes! “Flash draft” an informational chapter or book.

Research some more information for the book you are writing in school




  • Choose a topic you want to study as a family. Write an all about book together!
  • Go to the library and read some all about books.
  • Interview a family member about their life.

Games & Activities:

  • Teach a family member all about a topic.


  1. Read an Article from
  2. Create a Family Newspaper With Your Family
  3. Practice Interviewing:
  • Come up with questions you want to ask your family members/friends
  • Ask them questions and practice getting “direct quotations”
  • Write a report based on your interview
  1. Explore Beats in Your Neighborhood:
  • Corner store,
  • Special People
  • Laundry Room in your building
  • Subway
  • Local park
  1. Watch Kitt Kittredge: Kitt is determined to become a reporter. She writes articles on the typewriter in her attic. And try these Kitt Kitteredge Activities