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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.

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.

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."...

Word up

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

7 Common Core questions

Eighty-five percent of U.S. students live in states adopting the new Common Core State Standards. Here are the essential questions - and answers - to get you up to speed.

The nonfiction revolution

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

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