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Classic childhood favorites for third graders

These are the books you'll remember from childhood - and that your child will love for a lifetime

Rev up reading for third graders

Simple tips and activities to help your third grade child master essential reading skills.

Help! Writing is torture for my third-grader

I have a very intelligent third grader. He takes an advanced curriculum and does very well on his tests. However, my husband and I do most of the organizing for him, review his assignments and ensure his work is done. The math, science and reading...

Top summer learning activities for young elementary schoolers

Keep your first-, second-, or third-grader sharp this summer with fun brain boosters.

Parent picks: What third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders are reading this summer

GreatSchools members share their favorite children's books, from classics to trendy tales.

Your third grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

“More” is the word to describe your child’s writing this year: more research, more detail, and more facility with language.

Your third grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Now adept at decoding new words, your child’s focus will be on learning, building knowledge, and expanding vocabulary.

My Third-Grader Doesn't Finish Her Work

I have a 9-year-old daughter who is in third grade for the second time. The problem is, when she is in class, instead of doing her work and turning it in, she just does a little bit of the work and stuffs it in...

Your child and reading: A grade-by-grade guide

Keep tabs on what kids should be learning in reading, from kindergarten through fifth grade.

What to expect in fourth grade

Learn about what to expect for your child in fourth grade.