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Help! Writing is torture for my third-grader

I have a very intelligent third grader. He takes an advanced curriculum and does very well on his tests. However, my husband and I do most of the organizing for him, review his assignments and ensure his work is done. The math, science and reading...

Your third grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

“More” is the word to describe your child’s writing this year: more research, more detail, and more facility with language.

Third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade signs of an LD

How do you know if your child has a learning disability? Learn to read the signs.

Third grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your third-grader's development with this handy checklist.

Write a Recipe

Writing out a recipes is a fun way to connect language arts skills to daily life for second- and third-graders.

Writing letters

How you can help at home: Writing a letter using a word-processing program helps your child build writing skills.

Summer writing

From making metaphors to writing a news story, these fun summer worksheets will keep writing skills sharp.

Writing an explanation

What's a banana and where does it come from? In this writing worksheet, your child will write an explanatory text about the origins of bananas. Bonus: your child may need to do a little research to write this!

Writing instructions

How do you make a banana split? In this writing worksheet, your child will write instructions for a recipe. Bonus: your child may need to look up a recipe for help.

Letter writing for kids

4 handy ways to teach your child the lost art of writing letters.