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Writing on the wall

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

Ten tips for improving teens' writing

Break through writer's block and other common problems with these expert suggestions.

Quick writing tips for every age

Turn your child into an unstoppable scribe with this grade-by-grade advice.

How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills

Helping older students improve their writing skills requires both excellent instruction and age-appropriate practice - and lots of it. An expert explains this in parent-friendly terms.

How can I help my teen learn to write better?

I am concerned about my daughter who is 15 and a high school junior. She is currently working on a term paper. I feel my daughter does not write as well as she should. The paper appears to be choppy with run-on sentences. What should...

My 10th-Grader Hates Reading and Writing

I have a 10th-grader who hates reading and especially writing. He will read, under duress. But his writing is nonexistent. "Did you like this book? Explain why or why not?" His response is "I didn't like it. Because it was boring."...

Learning apps to stop summer slide: high school

7 fun, educational apps teens can slot in between part-time jobs and fully-packed social calendars to keep learning alive.

Your high schooler and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Wondering what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your high schooler will need to learn — and how you can help at home.

Word up

A bestselling author offers five techniques to blast through resistance and teach kids to write.

The nonfiction revolution

Nonfiction is now more important than ever. Here's what it means for your child.

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