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Writing a book review

This reading and writing worksheet introduces the elements of a book review and guides your child through writing a simple book report.

The incredible true story of the first grader with 40 grades on his report card

We did a double-take at the dizzying number of grades on our 6-year-old's report card — and then we saw the three oddball scales they're using and really got confused.

Tips for helping your child with writing assignments

Written language may be the most difficult form of language expression. For children with LD, it can be a serious challenge. Learn how to support your child in this important subject.

Seven great ways to encourage kids' writing

Spark your child's interest in writing at home with engaging, fun activities.

Tag Learn to Write and Draw, a 2011 Golden Apple Award winner

A glimpse at our toy testing process – and our toy testers.

What's the first letter? (a to h)

In this early reading worksheet, your child will fill in the lowercase letter a to h that belongs at the beginning of each word next to its corresponding picture, such as apple, ball, and cat.

Your first grader and language arts

First graders build skills by working individually and in small guided groups, as well as listening to stories and singing songs with the whole class.

What's the first letter? (i to n)

In this early reading worksheet, your child will fill in lowercase letter i to n that belongs at the beginning of each word next to its corresponding picture, such as jewels, kangaroo, and lion.

What's the first letter? (q to z)

In this early reading worksheet, your child will circle or fill in the letter q to z that belongs at the beginning of each word next to its corresponding picture, such as queen, rose, and umbrella.

Your first grader and Common Core: a cheat sheet

Ever wonder what the Common Core Standards really involve? Here's a quick snapshot of key skills your first grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

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