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Fun ways to read with your child

You have a big influence on your child when you read together. Learn how to make the most of this special time.

Study skills for middle school and beyond

Your child has a better chance of succeeding in college if she masters school survival skills now. Here's how you can help her get organized and learn to study effectively.

My Son Is Smart, Slow and Stubborn

My son is pretty smart and was just accepted into his school's "gifted and talented" program. The problem is he does everything slowly including copying a simple assignment, taking a bath and eating. He also gets extremely distracted. For example, when he is...

How Can I Help My Fifth-Grader With Reading Comprehension?

My child has difficulty with reading. She had a tutor and that helped her improve her reading. However, what has not improved is her reading comprehension. What can we do to help her improve her reading comprehension?

How Can I Help My Unfocused Fifth-Grader?

My son is totally unfocused when it comes to school. When he can't figure something out on his homework right away, he gets frustrated and wants my husband or me to do the work for him. He never reads the directions and will do assignments...

Our 5 favorite fifth grade writing worksheets

These handy worksheets will help your fifth grader perfect her prose.

Our 5 favorite fifth grade reading worksheets

Ready to get your child thinking - and valuing - reading more? These activities solicit higher-level thinking, such as opinions, order, comparisons, and word play.

What worked: Creative learning tips for second through fifth grade

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

Your fifth grader and reading

In fifth grade, students learn to identify themes, make inferences, and draw conclusions.

Your fifth grader and math

Fifth grade math kicks off with a limited look at the wide world of algebra.

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