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Classic childhood favorites for second graders

Revisit tales about a tug boat or a pair of ducklings in these classic kids' books.

Rev up reading for second graders

Easy activities to help your second grader master essential reading skills.

Read aloud books for second graders

Meet inspired inventors, mixed-up schools, and naughty children in these read-together books your child will love.

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.

My Second-Grader Works Too Slowly

My second-grader works very slowly. We both work on her homework during the afternoon. She usually needs to do about three to four pages of homework. We start at 6:00 p.m. and she does not finish until 7:30 p.m. I don't know what...

Great learning gifts for your second grader

Fun and learning go hand-in-hand with these 7 terrific toys, games, and books.

Your second grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

Your second grader’s vocabulary and word sense are blossoming – and just in time, as writing projects this year require more detail and nuance.

Parent picks: What first- and second-graders are reading this summer

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

Your second grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Your child’s foundational reading skills are growing by leaps and bounds as second graders improve their ability to read for meaning.

How Can I Help My Second-Grader Work Independently?

My son does well academically, with the exception of being a bit behind in reading, but he seems to have issues with working independently. He can do the work, but constantly needs prodding to get it done. He also gets very frustrated when he doesn't...