7 Summer Reading Challenge Ideas from Teachers at A Grade Ahead

Sometimes with all of the sunshine and freedom of summer, it can be difficult to want to just sit down and read a book. Most kids and teens want to be outside and active with their friends when it is warm and beautiful. However, it is still important to focus on improving and maintaining reading […]






3 Benefits of Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students

Are you looking for ways to entertain your high school students this summer? Summer enrichment programs are a great way for high school students to improve both their social skills and gain an academic advantage for the upcoming school year. Summer is a great time to relax, but the free time could also be directed […]






4 English Brain Games for Long Trips

Today’s technology offers more opportunities for keeping kids entertained on long trips, but while some of those options may improve English skills, very few allow the whole family to participate and interact. To keep minds sharp and build wonderful memories for the whole family, try out these English brain games for long trips! Interactive English […]






Recommended Reading: 50 Books Every High School Student Should Read

Whether you’re starting high school or heading to college this fall, you probably have a lot of things on your mind.  There is a lot of prep to do before you head off to your next educational challenge, but there is at least one thing you can do to make it a little easier – […]






English Tutors: 6 Common Struggles English Tutors Face

Let’s face it. The English language is tough. I have spoken it my entire life, and I still do not speak it perfectly; in fact, I don’t know anyone who does. One can easily imagine the challenges that can arise when teaching this language and all of the rules (and exceptions) that go along with […]






How to Use the Answer Key to Its Full Potential

If you’re thinking,“I already know how to use the answer key,” you may be right – toa point. But did you know that answer keys can help with more than checking whether an answer is right or wrong? No? Then, this article is for you. At least, it’s for you if you want your students […]






Memorial Day Activities for Elementary Students

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to teach children not only about respecting sacrifices made by men and women serving in the U.S. military but also about American history. Here are some crafts and activities to engage your child in this Memorial Day: Memorial Day Activities and Crafts  1. Patriotic Pinwheel This simple Memorial Day […]






Benefits of Attending Summer School for Your Child

When making the decision to enroll your student in summer school, there is great deal to consider. Has your student failed a class and needs summer school in order to graduate? Are you looking for enrichment classes? Does your student need practice in certain subjects? Does Summer School Benefit Students? Regardless of the situation, summer […]