The hidden benefits of reading aloud — even for older kids
Educator Jim Trelease explains why reading aloud to your child, no matter what her age, is the magic bullet for creating a lifelong reader.
The "right" way to teach reading
There's a "right" way to teach reading, according to best-selling journalist Peg Tyre. So why are many students not learning – or learning the wrong way?
Why parents must teach writing
Expert Douglas Reeves says kids aren't learning to write, and it's a disaster in the making.
Red flags of a learning issue
How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues.
ADHD and dyslexia make kids hate reading, right? Wrong!
Award-winning author Rick Riordan shares how he turned his son with learning disabilities into an insatiable lover of literature.
Music and your child's mind
Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
8th grade reading under the Common Core Standards
Students analyze the language, structure, and themes in both literature and nonfiction and explore how new works reinterpret classic myths and legends.