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Effective Spelling Strategies - All About SpellingSome kids are just naturally “good spellers.” (My daughter was a natural speller.) And then there are those who need all the help they can get. (My son was in this category!)

If spelling doesn’t come easily to your child, you’ll want to give him all the help you can, and that includes teaching the effective spelling strategies that come naturally to good spellers.Read On »

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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. All About Spelling utilizes some great tools for teaching spelling. Dictation is a great spelling tool because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application.Read On »

Improving Working Memory - Memory Series #5 from All About Learning PressIn the last post in our Memory Series, I highlighted the differences between short-term and long-term memory and how important it is to work toward permanently ingrained learning…or learning that “sticks.”

Though it may seem like long-term memory is of greater importance than short-term memory, in this post we’ll look at why one particular type of short-term memory—working memory—is such a critical part of the learning process. Read On »

Making It Stick - Memory Series #4 from All About Learning PressHave you ever taught something to your child one day, only to have him completely forget it the next?

That is one of the most frustrating things as a teacher, isn’t it? One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain, and this blog post will give you solid techniques for doing just that.

Let’s get technical for a moment.

This will be quick, but it is important to understand the basic differences between short-term and long-term memory. Read On »

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek - A Picture Book Review from All About ReadingAbe Lincoln Crosses a Creek:
A Tall, Thin Tale
by Deborah Hopkinson and John Hendrix

I don’t think I know a seven-year-old boy who can resist the siren song of a swiftly moving, storm-swollen creek. And seven-year-old Abe Lincoln and his adventurous friend are no exception.

Based on a true story, Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek gives readers an unusual glimpse into the childhood antics of one of history’s great men. Though history books can sometimes be “dry,” this entertaining piece of historical fiction is…well…sopping wet.Read On »

H Is for Have a Heart

H Is for Have a Heart - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious treat to make with your preschooler for Valentine’s Day? This is it! If you’ve ever made “eggs in baskets,” you’re going to love this heart-shaped twist on the old classic. Most of our ABC Snacks recipes are great for a quick afternoon snack, but this one will make […]

The SMI Method

The SMI Method - Memory Series #3 from All About Learning Press

This is the third post in The Memory Series, where I’m sharing practical ideas to help you in your teaching. Before we dig in, let’s take a quick look back at the first two posts. In The Funnel Concept, we talked about why you should think of information as being taught through a funnel to […]

Love & Friendship in Picture Books

Love & Friendship in Picture Books - An All About Reading Series

It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day will soon be here and love is in the air! That makes it a perfect time for your children to learn timeless lessons about love—and about what it means to be a good friend. Children’s literature is chock-full of wonderful examples of friendship. The relationships between best […]

Making Connections

Making Connections - Memory Series #2 from All About Learning Press

In The Memory Series, I am sharing a number of ideas that will help you address the issue of memory—how memory affects learning and how to strengthen your child’s memory and help him achieve learning that sticks. In the first post in our series, The Funnel Concept, I highlighted the benefit of “teaching through a […]

A Splendid Friend, Indeed – A Love & Friendship Picture Book

A Splendid Friend, Indeed - A Friendship Picture Book Review

A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom Goose and Bear are friends. In fact, they are splendid friends. But not even the best of friends are always compatible in every way. Some friends like milk while others like tea. Some friends like to play cowboys and Indians while others like to play with dolls. Some […]

12 Months of ABC Snacks

12 Months of ABC Snacks - All About Reading

Have you discovered our ABC Snacks series? A little over a year ago, we debuted our ABC Snacks Series with 26 kid-friendly snack recipes. Each recipe—one for every letter of the alphabet—features an easy-to-create snack along with fun activities and teaching tips that support the five important pre-reading skills: print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, […]