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Kids Sample Essays. TED Talks for Kids. Summer Reading for Kids.

Kid'sWriting Resources

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The Benefits of Writing

  1. Writing begets critical thinking: when you write, you must research, organize, analyze, develop, and persuade. 

  2. Writing is part of success: school work, University/Program acceptance, SAT, work proposals.

  3. Writing reflects your abilities: does your writing say you are powerful? Effective? Organized? Persuasive? 

The Benefits of Public Speaking

  1. Public speakings skills develop confidence: to express your ideas, to be heard and to lead. 

  2. Public speaking is part of success: presentations, interviews, networking, competitions, debate and relationship-building.

  3. Public Speaking is an exercise for the brain: you must critically learn a topic and deliver a response with clarity. 

Books for the Child Who Reads, and Reads, and Reads...

Grade 3-5

Land of Stories





Random Acts

Neil Flambe

Pocket Full of Murder

Series of Unfortunate Events

Grade 5-7

Bridge to Terabithia

Because of Winn-Dixie


The Magician's Newphew

City of Ember

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Counting by 7's

Silverwing series



Theodore Boone

Grade 7-9

My Sister's Keeper

Angela's Ashes

The Glass Castle

The Road

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

Everything, Everything

The Outsiders

Into Thin Air

Fahrenheit 451



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