Reading

A Picture Book Advent Calendar - from All About Reading

Advent Calendar for Book Lovers

Have you ever used an Advent calendar? This one is the perfect way to incorporate read-aloud time into your family’s holiday traditions.

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mother teaching phonograms to child

How to Teach Phonograms

Do you know how to teach phonograms? Don’t worry—it’s easier than you think!

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blue mailbox with box and letter

The Essential Guide to Teaching Compound Words

What do a milkshake, a mailbox, and a notebook have in common? Actually, nothing … except that they all happen to be compound words.

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child practicing writing in a salt tray

10 Salt Trays for Fun Writing Practice

Are you ready to make it FUN for your child to practice letter formation, phonograms, and spelling words?

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a purple moped - fun with portmanteaus

Fun with Portmanteaus

Introduce your child to portmanteaus and open up a whole new world of fun with words!

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boy and his dog sit reading from the AAR Level 4 reader.

Overcoming Obstacles When Reading AAR Stories

When teaching your child to read, providing lots of reading practice is one of the most important things you can do. But sometimes things don’t go according to plan . . .

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Frog looking through a magnifying glass

Sight Words: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been teaching reading for a while, you’ve undoubtedly come across the term sight words, and you probably have some questions about them. Should you teach sight words? What’s the best way to approach sight words? Is it bad…

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Cute dog with one ear up listening

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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Help! My Child Reads Too Fast - a blog post from All About Reading

10 Solutions for Kids Who Read Too Fast

Does your child read so quickly that he skips words or ignores punctuation? Here are 10 ways to help.

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Two boys playing a reading game together

Teaching Reading and Spelling to Multiple Kids

Can you use AAR and AAS to teach multiple kids? It’s easier than you might think.

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Helping Kids Sound Out Words - ideas and solutions

Helping Kids Sound Out Words

Does your child struggle to sound out words? Check out these helpful tips and resources!

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Vowels A and I walking on a bridge

When Two Vowels Go Walking

Find out why this commonly referenced phonics “rule” is actually false over 60% of the time.

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