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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.

Cause and Effect Game

How you can help at home: In this activity your child learns about cause and effect.

It worked: Learning new vocabulary words

A resourceful mom shares her easy technique for helping her daughter master new terms.

Six ways to encourage young writers

Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.

Pantry Poetry: Let Food Be Your Muse

Let food inspire your child to practice descriptive writing.

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.

Create a comic book

How you can help at home: Your child will learn to create his own family comic book. This activity builds writing and computer skills.

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