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My 10th-Grader Hates Reading and Writing

I have a 10th-grader who hates reading and especially writing. He will read, under duress. But his writing is nonexistent. "Did you like this book? Explain why or why not?" His response is "I didn't like it. Because it was boring."...

How Can I Help My Son Write More Neatly?

My son is very smart. He is reading at a third-grade level and very good in all other subjects, but his penmanship is poor. He puts no effort into it. It's always very sloppy, and I know he can do better. How do I motivate...

Get your child ready for middle school 1: Reading, math, and writing

Middle school is a big step. Make sure your child is ready.

Tag Learn to Write and Draw, a 2011 Golden Apple Award winner

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Your kindergartner and language arts

Children learn to read at different ages, but most discover the connection between letters and sounds in kindergarten.

Your first grader and language arts

First graders build skills by working individually and in small guided groups, as well as listening to stories and singing songs with the whole class.

Learning to Spell - A Challenge for Elementary Students With LD

Get expert advice on common spelling problems in kids with learning disabilities and tips for conquering them.

Your third grader and language arts

Third grade is a turning point for your budding reader, who will spend less time on skills and more time working to understand the meaning of the text.

E-ssential tips: A parent's guide to assistive technology

An overview of current technologies to help parents select the right tools for their children with learning problems.

Make a family cookbook

Your child can practice valuable skills and you can make a memorable gift when you create a family cookbook together.

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