Your 1st grader's writing under Common Core Standards
First graders learn how to organize and present their thoughts in writing — resulting in full paragraphs with introductions, details, and conclusions by the end of the year.
First and second grade signs of an LD
How do you know if your child has a learning disability? Learn to read the signs.
6 ways to encourage young writers
Follow these suggestions to encourage your child's budding writing skills.
Word lists: preK to second grade
Words that rhyme, words that snap, words that spell learning fun — check out these free, printable worksheets!
Word family flip book
How you can help at home: Have your child create this fun flip book to practice reading.
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.
Activity: Family memory book
Your child can practice language arts skills as she preserves family memories.
Activity: Speed spelling
How you can help at home: Try this fun word-building activity that the whole family can play.