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Keeping a journal

How You can help at home: Have your child keep a journal and build reading and writing skills.

Speed spelling

How you can help at home: Try this fun word-building activity that the whole family can play.

Make an Invitation

How you can help at home: Have your child make an invitation on the computer.

Make a family cookbook

Your child can practice valuable skills and you can make a memorable gift when you create a family cookbook together.

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.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

How you can help at home: Have your child use descriptive words to write about an object.

Word for word

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

Word up

Boost your child's writing ability with Caption Madness.

Word up

A bestselling author offers five techniques to blast through resistance and teach kids to write.