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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 fourth grader and writing under the Common Core Standards

Compelling stories and research reports with multimedia components… fourth grade opens up a whole new writing world.

Your fourth grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards

Your child's reading will leap forward as fourth grades are asked to read more demanding fiction and nonfiction while improving their decoding and fluency skills.

How Can I Help My Fourth-Grader Communicate Better?

I am a single mother of a 9-year-old. My major concern for him is his showing expression, or rather lack of communication. If he doesn't get his way, he cries. His bad attitude has gotten progressively worse over the years. Do you have any...

Your child and technology: what your fourth grader needs to know

Fourth graders use the Internet, educational software, and other tech tools to build on core learning.

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 fifth grade

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

Math tips for every grade

Too many kids get math-phobic as they get older. Here's how to keep your child passionate about math from kindergarten through high school.

Reading tips for every grade

Expert tricks to improve your Kindergartner through 5th grader’s reading.

Activities for Readers, Grades 2-5

Talking, playing and even cooking with your child can help reinforce the reading skills learned in school. Here's how.