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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.

What to expect in fifth grade

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

Fifth grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your fifth-grader's development with this handy checklist.

What worked: Creative learning tips for second through fifth grade

GreatSchools parents share their stories about the unique, sometimes unexpected ways they boost their children's learning.

Your fifth grader and PE

Linking exercise to other lifestyle habits helps fifth graders make the connection between PE and overall health.

Your fifth grader and technology

By the end of fifth grade, your child should demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills to edit her work.

Your fifth grader and science

Fifth graders get an up-close view of animal and plant life by examining the structure of cells.

Your fifth grader and the arts

In a rich art program, your child will learn about visual arts, music, theater, and dance.

Your fifth grader and math

Fifth grade math kicks off with a limited look at the wide world of algebra.

Humor books for fifth graders

Your kid can get surreal with tales of David Letterman fandom and cows that make lemonade.

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