5th grade nonfiction writing samples
Learning to write nonfiction is increasingly important for school success. These writing samples show what good fifth grade writing looks like.
The reading-writing connection
Though they're often taught separately, reading and writing are inherently linked. Learn how you can help your fourth through eighth grader connect these crucial skills.
How you can help at home: Writing a letter using a word-processing program helps your child build writing skills.
Activity: Speed spelling
How you can help at home: Try this fun word-building activity that the whole family can play.
Activity: Keeping a journal
How You can help at home: Have your child keep a journal and build reading and writing skills.
Cause and effect game
How you can help at home: In this activity your child learns about cause and effect.
Create a comic book
How you can help at home: Your child will learn to create his own family comic book. This activity builds writing and computer skills.
Make a movie
In this learning activity, your child will make a movie — and have the chance to be a writer, director, and actor.