History books for 7th graders
These 12 books bring historical events including slavery, the Vietnam War, and the rise of Hitler vividly to life for 12- and 13-year-old readers.
History books for 5th graders
Stories of war, war’s aftermath, and revolution offer tweens insight into many eras of an ever-changing world.
History books for 6th graders
The Holocaust, assassinations, child labor, death-by-snake, despots and tyrants make 6th grade a weighty year, but survival, hope, courage, and genius can easily be unearthed.
History books for 4th graders
From Joan of Arc and Sacagawea to Ghandi and Deborah Sampson, these books introduce historical leaders and make faraway places relatable to 9- and 10-year-olds.
History books for 3rd graders
Young characters reveal the stories of different eras — from medieval times to the Civil Rights Movement — and make history real for today's kids.
Inside the third grade brain
What insights can neuroscience offer parents about the mind of a third grader?
Your 7th grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards
This year, your child should be making inferences, evaluating evidence, and delving into the language and structure of what they read.
Your 6th grader’s reading under the Common Core Standards
Students analyze different types of text and learn to interpret figurative and nuanced language.
6th graders and writing under the Common Core
In the first year of middle school, kids are expected to write argument papers and compare literary texts.