Chapter 7

Helping Your Child Achieve English Language Arts Standards in K–5

In This Chapter

arrow Reviewing the anchor standards

arrow Establishing foundational skills

arrow Leaping into literature

arrow Understanding informational texts

arrow Speaking, listening, and grasping the rules of language

The ability to read, write, and discuss literature and informational texts is critical to your child's success in school, regardless of the grade or subject. After all, one of the only things common to all subject areas is the need to read, write, and carry on informed conversations about content. Because these skills are so central to the rest of school and life, you want to do everything you can to support your child's abilities in these areas.

The Common Core Standards for English language arts outline expectations for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the conventions of language for kindergarten through Grade 12. The standards are divided by specific aspects of English language arts and by grade, so ...

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