Break the “Word Guessing” Habit

child guessing at a word while reading

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

print awareness - open book with stars coming out of it

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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Giveaway – All About Reading Level of Choice

All About Reading Level of Choice - Giveaway from All About Learning Press

Enter to Win!

This month you can enter to win the All About Reading level of your choice, which includes the Teacher’s Manual, Student Packet, and readers! If you haven’t used AAR before, we’ll also include a Basic Reading Interactive Kit to make sure you’ve got everything you need to succeed!

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Wingfeather Saga Chapter Books

the cottage in the Wingfeather Saga

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

child attaches googly eye to letter z craft

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!

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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

two bugs and a stack of books

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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Y Is for Yak Craft

children assemble letter y craft

If you were thinking about trekking to the Himalayas to hang out with a yak, you can change your travel plans because our ABC Letter Craft brings this friendly beast right to your backyard! We’re sure you’ll give this letter Y craft two hooves up!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark brown, white, green, tan, and blue)
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Hoot and Peep – Picture Book Reviews

Two cute owls cuddling on the rooftop

Do you remember the first time you saw snow? Maybe it’s the beauty of the softly falling flakes or the promise of snowmen and snow angels, but there’s something magical about snow. At least that’s what Hoot and Peep think.

Wait! You don’t know Hoot and Peep? Let me introduce them to you!

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X Is for X-ray Fish Craft

X Is for X-ray Fish craft featured graphic

The X-ray fish may think he’s pretty clever, but we can see right through him. Make no bones about it—there’s no need to don your Super-Duper X-Ray Goggles for this ABC Letter Craft!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used dark blue, medium blue, white, and sky blue)
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Rhyming with Candy Hearts

pink and purple rhyming heart cards

Today we have a sweet rhyming activity for your kids! And it’s designed for all ages, because rhyming continues to be an important part of phonological awareness even as students move on to more advanced reading.

Let’s get started!

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W Is for Worm Craft

W Is for Worm featured graphic

If you have wiggly little ones, this week’s ABC Craft is perfect for you. Your squigglers will love learning all about the letter W with our wriggly worm letter craft—that is, if they can catch him!

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Black History Picture Books

shades of brown hands reaching up

Black history is filled with stories of courage, strength, and determination. The picture books below provide the perfect way to explore these important stories with your children.

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