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8th Grade

Discover what's going on in your eighth grader's classroom and how you can encourage his development at home. Significant transitions take place over the course of eighth grade. Find out how your child is progressing in middle school, both academically and socially.

Do You Know What Your Eighth Grader Should Know?

Will your child read complex literature or improve his spelling skills this year? Find out with this quiz. read more

Dyslexia and the Middle-Schooler

Dyslexia and the Middle-SchoolerBy the time middle school rolls around, most dyslexic students understand they're different from the rest of the pack. Many become anxious or defensive and their self-esteem can plummet. Now's the time for parents to provide those extra hugs and words of praise for things well done -- children are always more successful when they feel competent and beloved. read more

Eighth Grade: What Will They Learn?

Eighth Grade: What Will They Learn?This is it -- the final year before students enter high school. Your child will need to take challenging courses in order to prepare. There will be more emphasis on discussion rather than the simple recall of facts. Your child will begin to make important decisions about careers and behavior. He also should be taking total responsibility for completing his assignments both at school and at home. Find out what else your child will learn this year. Write essays that describe, persuade, narrate, compare, and contrast. read more

Eighth-Grader's Grades Are Dropping

This child appears to be manifesting a typical eighth-grade, second-quarter trait -- feeling that "it won't happen to me and I don't need any help." read more

Inconsistent Test Scores

Read about ways to promote good test scores in every subject. read more

Is Your Teen Ready for High School?

Do you know whether your teen is socially prepared for her high-school years? Take this quiz and find out. read more

Middle School Math Quiz

Your middle-schooler will have to solve these kinds of math problems to pass the state tests. read more

Stepson Is Failing Eighth Grade

The best response is to back off and expect your stepson to take responsibility for his schoolwork. read more

Success for an Eight-Grader

Understanding what motivates an eight-grader will help them to perform better in school. read more

Summer Reading Guide: Grades 6-8

Print this reading guide full of great books for children in grades 6-8 to read this summer. Find more reading guides for grades K-2 and grades 3-5. read more

Tutoring Needed or Not?

Consider getting your child a tutor to help her succeed in eighth grade. read more