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How Making Connections Helps Your Child’s Memory

a schema used for making connections

As your child learns, he adds new information to what he already knows. His brain is continually reorganizing, adapting, and restructuring. In this post, we look at several ways you can organize information so your child is more likely to remember it later.

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Top 10 Activities for Letter Knowledge

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What Is Letter Knowledge?

Letter knowledge is recognizing the letters and knowing the letter names and sounds. Young children gain an awareness of letters as they play with alphabet shapes, start to notice letters in books, and realize that their name begins with a specific letter.

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5 Tricky Lowercase Letters

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You’ve probably noticed that some lowercase letters look different when they are handwritten than when they are typewritten. For example, take a look at lowercase letters A and G below.

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Giveaway – $100 Gift Certificate

$100 Gift Certificate Giveaway - All About Learning Press

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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Multisensory Teaching for Reading and Spelling

Multisensory Teaching for Reading and Spelling

Using a multisensory approach can transform your reading and spelling lessons–for both you and your child. Read on to discover exactly what the multisensory approach is and how you can use it. And don’t miss the free printable activities at the end of this post!

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Using Quiddler Junior to Build Language Skills

cards and game pieces from Quiddler Junior

Put Your Spelling Skills to the Test!

Can you use the cards in your hand to form one or more words and earn the most points? If so, you can become a Quiddler Junior champion!

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CH Is for Cheery Chicks

Easter chicks deviled eggs

Spring is Here!

Springtime is that wonderful time of year when life bursts forth—trees and flowers bloom, lambs and calves are born, and baby chicks emerge from their eggs.

And here’s a great way to hatch some springtime fun in your kitchen!

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Around the World with Picture Books

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Bring the world right into your living room! By sharing books with a wide range of settings, you can discover new lands, people, and customs and expand your child’s cultural horizons—no passport required!

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Reading with Expression: 5 Teaching Tips and a Free Printable

sheep card for reading with expression activity

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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How to Teach Open and Closed Syllables

girl wonders how to spell kitten

Closed and open syllables are the first two syllable types students should learn. Out of the six syllable types, these two are the easiest for students to master.

What Is a Closed Syllable?

In its simplest form, a closed syllable is a vowel followed by a consonant. Examples include cap, sit, and up.

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Drag Race – A Reading and Spelling Review Activity

review activity drag race car

Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!

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How to Do Spelling Dictation

boy writing in a notebook

What Is Spelling Dictation?

Dictation is a great tool for teaching spelling because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application. Simply put, you say a phrase or sentence containing their spelling words, and students repeat it and write it down.

Because it is such a beneficial tool, spelling dictation is included in every lesson of All About Spelling.

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