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Preparing Your Preschooler to Read

You are your child's first - and most influential - teacher. Learn how giving your preschooler daily opportunities to practice emerging reading skills will help her thrive!

Creating a lifelong reader

In this article, teachers describe how they reach struggling readers. Here are just a few of the ways they inspire kids to learn to read and learn to love reading.

Test-Taking Tips

These common sense approaches can help reduce anxiety and improve test performance in kids with learning disabilities.

Organization and Time Management Strategies for Kids With LD

Read about strategies to help your child better manage his time, his tasks, and his stuff.

The write stuff

Personalized fairy tales offer a sure-fire trip to happily ever after.

Cn u rd ths? A guide to invented spelling

Spelling instruction at your child's school may look different from what you remember of your school days. Here's a guide to what you might see and why things have changed.

Six ways to encourage young writers

Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.

What worked: Creative learning tips for preschool through first grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

Your kindergartner and writing under the Common Core Standards

Writing goes from zero to 60 in kindergarten, from tracing the ABCs and culminating in higher level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts.

Your second grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

Your second grader’s vocabulary and word sense are blossoming – and just in time, as writing projects this year require more detail and nuance.

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