Teaching Reading and Spelling to Autistic Children

Teaching Reading and Spelling to Autistic Children - All About Learning Press

Autism can present a broad range of challenges, especially when it comes to learning. Though autism doesn’t always affect a child’s ability to learn, it often affects how a child learns. And that can be especially important when it’s time to teach an autistic child to read and spell.

Children with Autism Learn Differently

Autistic kids often have difficulty learning in traditional ways because their brains just don’t process information in the same way that other children’s do. They are wired differently.

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Giveaway – All About Spelling Level of Choice!

All About Spelling- Giveaway from All About Learning Press

Enter to win!

This month you can win All About Spelling—the level of your choice!

The All About Spelling program is a great fit for all types of learners—including those who struggle with learning differences. Our multisensory spelling program is complete and customizable, with lots of built in review, so students of all abilities can move through each skill as quickly or as slowly as they need to.

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Encyclopedia Brown Chapter Books

Encyclopedia Brown - Chapter Book Review from All About Reading

What do you get when you combine an extremely intelligent fifth-grade boy and a strong and savvy fifth-grade girl with a gang of mean boys, a police detective, and a neighborhood full of kids?

You get the sleuthing adventures of the Encyclopedia Brown series!

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ABC Caterpillar

ABC Caterpillar - a letter recognition activity for preschoolers by All About Reading

Is there any better way to learn the alphabet than with a cute caterpillar?

This adorable activity provides practice in lots of letter recognition and pre-reading skills.

As your child inches his way through the alphabet with this colorful caterpillar, he can practice recognizing letters, matching lowercase and uppercase letters, and placing letters in a-b-c order. Older children can even spell simple words!

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Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling

Segmenting: a critical skill for spelling - All About Spelling

I’d like to let you in on a huge spelling secret.

This one secret has unlocked the door to spelling for many kids—including older kids who have previously struggled with spelling.

In fact, if I could teach only two spelling concepts to kids, this would be the second one I would choose. (The first concept I would teach would be the phonograms.)

So what is this secret to great spelling? Segmenting!

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W Is for Waffling Walrus

W Is for Waffling Walrus - An ABC Snack from All about Reading

You don’t have to visit the zoo to plan a play date with this walrus!

He may have some scary-looking tusks, but our friendly walrus is coming to your breakfast table and he’s ready for some fun!

Made from delicious ingredients, this nutritious breakfast treat is bound to please even the most persnickety preschooler. And there’s no waffling about it—a tasty waffle, crunchy cereal, cream cheese, and some berries are always a winning combination.

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Reading Readiness: The Top 5 Skills

Reading Readiness: the top 5 skills - by All About Reading

The preschool years are the perfect time to lay a strong foundation for reading.

Though much of your child’s learning comes naturally as he plays and experiences life, there are some skills, like reading, that must eventually be taught. That may feel a little scary, but if you’ve taught your child how to pick up his toys or put on his socks, you can teach your child to read, too!

There are five skills your child should master before you begin formal reading instruction. Because they are so important, we call them The Big Five Skills.

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Favorite Interactive Picture Books

Favorite Interactive Picture Books - from All About Reading

Reading to an active child can be a bit like trying to hit a moving target.

Some little ones just can’t keep their bodies still! This is where interactive picture books really shine.

Because they keep squirmy children actively involved, interactive books help you reap the benefits of reading aloud with children—without forcing the kids to sit still.

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Word Flippers

Word Flippers - All About Reading

Have you seen our Word Flippers?

Word Flippers are a popular component of the All About Reading program. They are fun and motivating for kids, and a simple yet effective tool for you as the teacher.

Word Flippers reinforce all sorts of reading concepts, from very simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words to more advanced words such as proficient and thankfully.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Down Syndrome

Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Down Syndrome

Homeschooling isn’t always easy, even under the best of circumstances. But what if you have a child with a significant learning disability like Down syndrome? Does that have to mean that homeschooling is out of the question?

Jennifer Brockman is a real mom with a real child with Down syndrome. But Jennifer and her husband didn’t let the fact that their son Joseph had Down syndrome stop them from believing that they could homeschool him.

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ABC Playdough Mats

ABC Playdough Mats - a letter recognition activity for preschoolers by All About Reading

Learn the Alphabet with Playdough

Our ABC Playdough Mats are perfect for young children who are learning the alphabet.

Creating letters with playdough allows children to feel the alphabet…literally. As they squeeze, roll, and bend the playdough to form uppercase and lowercase letters, children don’t even realize they’re gaining important pre-reading skills. They just know they’re having a blast–and combining learning with fun is always a recipe for success!

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How We Teach Alphabetizing

How We Teach Alphabetizing - All About Learning Press

“Why do I have to learn alphabetizing? I’ll never use it!”

Kids don’t always understand why they have to learn the skills we teach them, and alphabetizing might seem like one of those skills to them.

Why Teach Alphabetizing?

Contrary to what your child may think, alphabetizing is an essential skill that will help students in many day-to-day tasks both at home and at school.

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