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Comprehension Test: Reach for the Stars with Colonel Chris Hadfield

Imagine zipping around Earth in the International Space Station, seeing a new sunrise every 90 minutes. While orbiting you’re weightless, so instead of walking you fly and float. Right outside the Space Station there is no air and no pressure...

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Comprehension Test: Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born to a Hindu family on October 2, 1869, in India. He was a lawyer, politician, social activist and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.

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Comprehension Test: Johnny Clegg, Musician and Philantropist

Johnny Clegg (1953-2019) was a South African musician, popularly called the “White Zulu.” His musical collaborations in the late 20th century made a powerful statement against apartheid...

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Five Fun-Packed Activities for Rainy Days

At a loss for ideas during those dull, rainy days? These top five suggestions are sure to keep the family entertained for hours to come.

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10 Steps to Teaching Perfect Writing

With the rapid expansion of the Internet, it is clear that the quality of English writing—both American and British—has taken a dive for the worst. “Netspeak” is obtrusively taking over most electronic communications, making good writing practices increasingly scarce.

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Consonant Digraphs: sh, ch, wh and th

A digraph is two letters that combine together to correspond to one sound (phoneme). Examples of consonant digraphs are sh, ch, wh and th.

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The Floss Spelling Rule Explained

The Floss Rule is a simple spelling rule that helps students remember when to use a double consonant at the end of a word.

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7 Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

Developing your child into a better writer only takes some patient and time. With these fun steps, your child will be sure to improve on their writing skills.

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Family Game Night: Tips and Games for Kids by Age

New and used board games and card games are wonderful learning tools to reinforce many areas of curriculum while children are having fun. Games can be divided into many categories depending on their objectives and methods of play.

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The Parts of Speech Poem

There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Here’s an old children’s rhyme about the eight parts of speech:

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Flashcards for Every Subject — Homeschool or Homework

One of the popular methods for quick fact learning is the use of flashcards. Flashcards can be made at home for any subject your child needs to learn.

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Logical Thinking Exercise with Numbers

Challenging and enjoyable logical thinking exercises that can be done in conjuntion with Edublox's Development Tutor and Reading Tutor.

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