How to Beat the Summer Slide

Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Unfortunately, it’s not the fun kind of slide you’ll find at a water park or playground. This slide is different. It’s a slide that no mom wants her child to ride.

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Wow! Let’s Learn about Palindromes

Words needn’t be used only for communicating—they can be fun to play with, too! And the more fun that students have with words, the likelier they’ll be to enjoy reading, writing, and learning. One of the more amusing examples of wordplay is palindromes.

Read on to learn more about palindromes and discover some amazing examples!

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Giveaway – $100 Gift Certificate

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.

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New! “Build Your Best Burger” – A Fun, Free Activity!

Hungry for a hands-on reading or spelling activity your students will relish? If so, our funny and yummy Build Your Best Burger review activity is certain to satisfy!

Correct answers reveal familiar burger toppings your students can choose to add to their patties as they build their best burger. Ketchup, pickles and cheese are on the menu, as are a few, let’s call them, “off-menu” items that make learning fun.

“Would you like fries with that?”

We’re serving up the perfect side dish for this activity you and your students are sure to savor. Keep reading, and feast on these Top 10 Fun Facts about Hamburgers…

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Introducing All About Spelling Level 4 Color Edition!

We are dancing with joy that our Level 4 color edition is now available for this new school year, and you will be too!

Full-color lesson plans aren’t the only reason to do a little happy dance, however. We significantly upgraded Level 4 content and materials to make teaching and learning easier, more fun, and better than ever!

Here’s what’s new, what’s different, and what remains the same…


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The Soft C Rule

The Soft C Rule is an easy way to determine when the letter c in a word is pronounced as a “soft” c using the /s/ sound. Mastering this useful rule makes words that have a c easier to spell and is crucial for long-term reading fluency.

Take a quick spin with Bumble in this fun, short video as he reviews the Soft C Rule. Then read on for a sample lesson, a free practice activity, and a printable Soft C Rule poster featuring everyone’s favorite spelling bee … Bumble!

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In a World of Spellcheck, Why Spelling Matters

Before we discuss this LOL, auto- and spell-correcting world we live in, there is one thing we want to be sure you take away from this post:

There is no question that spelling matters to early learners. Learning the foundational elements of the language they will use for the rest of their lives is essential.

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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 enter to win the All About Spelling level of your choice. If you haven’t used AAS before, we’ll also include a Letter Tiles and a Spelling Review Box to make sure you’ve got everything you need to succeed!

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How to Teach Final Blends

We hear from many parents whose children struggle with blending adjacent consonants.

When you think about it, the jump from three-letter words to even just four-letter words is actually a big leap for early learners. They must master a new concept – blending consonant sounds together without a vowel in between. In addition, there are also many different consonant blends to learn.

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Resources for Teaching at Home


Need Free Teaching Resources?

Yes, please!

Whether you’re teaching your children at home for the first time or have been a homeschooler for decades, having great teaching resources at your fingertips is an invaluable asset.

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Reading with Expression: 5 Teaching Tips and a Free Printable

If you’re looking for some great ways to teach your child to read with expression, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to download a fun printable activity and then read our top five tips.

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“Learn About Butterflies” – A Fun Activity and Craft!

Turn reading or spelling practice into a work of art! 

Practice makes perfect, and this engaging hands-on activity is the perfect way to practice reading and spelling lesson words. The world’s most beautiful butterflies are ready to flutter into your home, so let’s get going before they fly away!

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