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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.

How to write a story

In this set of reading and writing worksheets, your children will first read two short stories for mechanics, then draw and label a diagram about those stories, answer prompts to create their own story, and finish by writing a complete story!

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.

How Can I Help My Son Write More Neatly?

My son is very smart. He is reading at a third-grade level and very good in all other subjects, but his penmanship is poor. He puts no effort into it. It's always very sloppy, and I know he can do better. How do I motivate...

Your second grader and language arts

Second graders learn strategies to decode unfamiliar words and figure out their meanings.

Your second 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 second grader needs to learn — and how you can help at home.

Worksheets and activities to keep kids busy (and sharp) over winter break: grades 2-3

Want to keep your child's brain actively engaged while school's out? These reading, math, science, and art activities are the perfect combo of fun and learning.

Learning to Spell - A Challenge for Elementary Students With LD

Get expert advice on common spelling problems in kids with learning disabilities and tips for conquering them.

Play a matching game

How you can help at home: Try this fun game that helps students think about how words are related.

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