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Think 3-D: Make a pop-up book

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a creative book to write a story in.

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.

Macaroni word play

Make words out of macaroni to help your beginning reader practice language skills.

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.

Name Puzzle

How you can help at home: Have your child make a personalized puzzle to help her spell her name.

Create a Personalized Placemat

How you can help at home: Make placemats to help your child build reading and writing skills.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

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

Steps of a Recipe

Writing the steps of a recipe in order will help develop your first-grader's thinking skills.

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