Author: Emily Karth

A Grade Ahead’s Favorite Fathers from Books

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun idea to ask the A Grade Ahead team for their favorite fathers from books (including father figures)! What’s that? You are experiencing déjà vu?  Don’t worry. …
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A Grade Ahead’s Favorite Mothers from Books

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun idea to ask the A Grade Ahead team for their favorite mothers from books! In no particular order, I present to you everyone’s nominations below. Enjoy! …
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Vocabulary Practice Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

With a skill like vocabulary, sometimes it seems like the only option for learning is repetition and memorization. But for many children, this method can lead to boredom or even frustration – especially if the child struggles with those types …
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5 Tips to Avoid Cabin Fever This Winter

Winter feels so long, doesn’t it? Even though it is apparently about the same length as all of the other seasons, it just seems to drag on forever and ever. Maybe, it’s the cold. Maybe, it’s the dark, or the …
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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

In this time of constant technological advancement, it can be hard to know exactly how much screen time is too much when it comes to kids. On the one hand, we want them to be familiar with technology when it …
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4 Common Misconceptions about English Tutoring

As an after-school enrichment teacher for almost 7 years now, I know a lot about parental expectations, and I have seen firsthand how much parents invest in their students’ educations. Mostly, parents are a delight to work with, and it …
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5 Most Common Mistakes Students Make on Tests

In my nearly 7 years now of being an after school enrichment teacher, I have given and graded many assessments, quizzes, and tests. And it seems every time, the same several mistakes happen, regardless of the student. The great news: …
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8 Board Games for English Practice

As we have discussed on this blog many times, English is hard! We spend a lot of time discussing tips and tricks, writing strategies and grammar skills – the list goes on and on. And that’s great! But sometimes it’s …
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5 Educational Food Outings for Kids

With summer finally in sight, many parents may be scrambling to think of ways to keep kids learning during those long months where they are free of school. Luckily, the lovely weather associated with this time of year provides many …
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