Posts written by Marie Rippel

Marie Rippel, curriculum developer of the award-winning All About Reading and All About Spelling programs, is known for taking the struggle out of both teaching and learning. Marie is an Orton-Gillingham practitioner, sought-after speaker, and member of the International Dyslexia Association. When not writing or teaching, Marie can be found riding her Icelandic horses.
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Word Flippers

Have you seen our Word Flippers? This simple and effective tool is fun and motivating for kids.

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8 Great Ways to Review Reading Word Cards - All About Reading

12 Great Ways to Review Reading Word Cards

Daily review can be boring. If this is the case for your children, it may be time to turn up the fun during review time.

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What To Do After All About Spelling

What Happens After All About Spelling?

If your child has finished formal spelling instruction (or you’re looking forward to that day), this post explains “what to do next.”

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Fun Ways to Develop Phonological Awareness

Help your child develop phonological awareness and learn how to nurture this important pre-reading skill!

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Picture Books for Adventurers - All About Reading

Picture Books for Adventurers

Get ready for a world of adventure! With these picture books for adventurers, every day brings new excitement.

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Explore Words with the Homophone Machine

Having fun with homophones helps children learn to use them correctly—which is why we created the Homophone Machine.

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How to Handle Spelling Mistakes

The way you handle spelling mistakes can make a huge difference in your child’s ability and confidence.

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How Making Connections Helps Your Child’s Memory

Learn three important ways to organize information and improve memory in this post!

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How To Make Your Own Fabric Alphabet

This easy-to-make fabric alphabet will provide hours of kid-friendly, educational fun. Download our free template!

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W Is for Watermelon Craft

What a way to spend an afternoon–working on a mouth-watering lowercase W craft! What are you waiting for?

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Is the “Matthew Effect” Affecting Your Child’s Desire to Read?

Have you heard of the “Matthew Effect” in reading? Find out how it may affect your child’s desire to read.

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I Is for Icky Insects - an ABC Snack from All About Reading

I Is for Icky Insects

What do you get when you combine yummy dried fruit, seeds, a little bit of chocolate, with a big dose of imagination?

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