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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.

Your first grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

From high-frequency words to full paragraphs with introductions, details, and conclusions, first graders learn how to organize and present their thoughts in writing.

Finding a Good Reading Tutor for Your Child With LD

Expert Susan Hall helps parents through the process of finding a good reading tutor for their child.

Blog all about it

Reluctant writers may just need an online audience.

Word for word

Do-it-yourself magnetic poetry kits make language come alive.

Undercover math: The tweener's dream house

In this math activity, your child draws his bedroom to scale and creates his fantasy home.

Literacy programs for high schoolers

Can adult literacy programs help high school students who struggle with reading? In this article, an expert answers this question.

What worked: Creative learning tips for middle school

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

Activities for Pre-Readers and Beginning Readers

Help your child get excited about books by creating a personalized book mark or writing a book of her own.

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