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Fifth grade nonfiction writing samples

Learning to write nonfiction is increasingly important for school success. These writing samples show what good fifth grade writing looks like.

Our 5 favorite fifth grade writing worksheets

These handy worksheets will help your fifth grader perfect her prose.

Your fifth grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

Taking notes, paraphrasing, an emphasis on logic, typing, and more – check out the writing skills your fifth grader will tackle this year.

My Fifth-Grader Reverses Numbers When He Writes

My son is in fifth grade, and he still reverses some of his numbers. He doesn't reverse his b's and d's like he used to, but he still writes his 4s, 5s and 6s backward about 50% of the time. This doesn't seem to impede...

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.

Fifth grade: What your child should know

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

Write a menu

Try this fun exercise next time you go out to eat to help build language skills with your fourth- or fifth-grader.

Writing letters

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

Writing on the wall

Expert Douglas Reeves says kids aren't learning to write, and it's a disaster in the making.

Summer writing

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

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