The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Chapter Books

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Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said, ‘they must have been raised by wolves’… these rascals actually were!

If you love the thrill of a mystery, the elegance of the English countryside, and the fun of intriguing and quirky characters, you’ll find it all at Ashton Place, an estate with more secrets than a squirrel has whiskers.

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19 Activities for Kinesthetic Learning

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You may have heard that multisensory instruction involves three types of activities:

  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Kinesthetic

Visual obviously refers to sight, and auditory refers to hearing. But what does kinesthetic mean?

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Giveaway – $100 Gift Certificate

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Enter to Win!

This month you can win a $100 Gift Certificate that can be used toward your purchase of All About Reading, All About Spelling, or any products on the All About Learning Press website.

Based on the latest research, our programs provide complete and comprehensive “no gaps” instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach. These award-winning programs are “easy to learn,” and “easy to teach,” and are backed by lifetime support and a one-year guarantee.

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“Swatting Phonograms” – A Fun Phonogram Activity

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Looking for a fun way to review phonograms? “Swatting Phonograms” is a fantastic hands-on activity that your child will love! It’s fast paced, engaging … and just a little bit gross. Perfect!

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How to Avoid the Big Pit of Comparison

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I’m worried my child isn’t making enough progress.

Most homeschool parents feel this way at one time or another. We regularly hear from parents who express concern about the progress their child has made—or not made—in reading and spelling.

When we question the parent further, we often discover that the child has in fact made excellent progress, yet the parent doesn’t recognize that progress.

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Auditory Processing Disorder: 10 Ways to Help Your Child

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If you have a child who is struggling with an auditory processing disorder (APD), you probably have many questions.

And the biggest question of all is, “What can I do to help?” I have heard it again and again from concerned parents.

It can be so frustrating. You know your child can hear, but sometimes it seems like he can’t.

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How to Teach Alphabetizing

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Welcome to our mini teaching guide on alphabetizing!

Alphabetizing is an essential literacy skill, and the resources in this post will make it easy for you to teach it. Let’s dig in!

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Break the “Word Guessing” Habit

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Does your child guess at unknown words instead of sounding them out?

The “word guessing” habit can stand in the way of learning to read. In this post, you’ll learn why kids guess and how you can solve the problem.

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How to Develop Print Awareness

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What Is Print Awareness?

A child who has print awareness understands that print represents words that have meaning and are related to spoken language.

Kids who have print awareness are able to do things like hold a book correctly and understand that books are read from front to back. They also realize that sentences are read from left to right.

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Wingfeather Saga Chapter Books

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If you are looking for books that older children will enjoy, the Wingfeather Saga is for you! Fourteen-year-old Jimmy is such a huge fan of the Wingfeather Saga that we asked him to help us write this review. Jimmy doesn’t normally love to read, but this series captured his attention and turned him into a voracious reader. He couldn’t put these books down!

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Z Is for Zebra Craft

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Zippedy-doo-dah–it’s time for our last ABC Letter Craft! And nothing will put a zip in your preschooler’s step like our zany little zebra, ready to zigzag his way into your child’s heart. But there’s about a zillion stripes to put on, so you may need to catch some Zs when you’re done!

Here’s What You’ll Need


How to Teach Reading Comprehension

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Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal when teaching your child to read. After all, when a child struggles with comprehension, reading can be a miserable chore. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find some easy-to-follow ideas to help you nurture this ability?

Good news! There are many different ways to help develop your child’s reading comprehension!

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