Spelling

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Using Letter Tiles to Teach Reading and Spelling

Would you like to see how letter tiles are used in the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs?

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How the “Funnel Concept” Affects Learning

When you teach, you may assume there’s an unobstructed pipeline between you and your child. But there isn’t …

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6 Tips to Help Distinguish Between Short I and Short E

Vowel sounds /ĭ/ and /ĕ/ can sound a lot alike. These tips can help your child discriminate between these sounds.

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How to Teach Phonograms

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

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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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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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Fun with Portmanteaus

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

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How to Teach Homophones

Confused by homophones? You’re not alone!

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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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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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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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A Handy Guide to Long Vowel Sounds

Intimidated by the idea of teaching long vowel sounds? Our handy guide will help.

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