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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

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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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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 Color Edition 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 Letter Tiles and a Reading Review Box to make sure you’ve got everything you need to succeed!

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Teaching Latin Roots with Word Trees

Teaching Latin Roots with Word Trees - from All About Learning Press

Many English words come from Latin roots, so becoming familiar with these roots will naturally make reading and spelling easier. But studying word roots is really boring, right?

No! At least, it doesn’t have to be. And Word Trees are my favorite way to teach words derived from Latin roots—and make it engaging to boot!

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Picture Books for Spring

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From buds on trees to sprouting seeds and baby animals, there’s always something new to discover when winter melts away and new life begins to blossom. Celebrate spring with this delightful collection of picture books.

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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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