Spelling

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How to Teach Open and Closed Syllables

Teaching open and closed syllables is a breeze with this handy teaching guide!

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How to Do Spelling Dictation

Spelling dictation is essential, but some kids struggle with it. Help your child succeed with 5 simple steps.

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Improving Your Child’s Working Memory

Working memory is the ability to hold information in your brain for a short period of time, and it’s critical for learning to read and spell.

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8 Ways to Encourage Spelling Success (and Happy Spellers!)

What if you could make spelling a subject your child looks forward to? This post will help!

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How to Teach Prefixes

Are you looking for the best way to teach prefixes? This mini teaching guide shows you how! And don’t miss the free printable prefix list and activities designed to help your child master prefixes.

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How to Find a Spelling Program That Works

When evaluating a spelling program, it’s important to consider what works and also what doesn’t work. Check out our lists!

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Using Phonics Dominoes to Build Language Skills

Are you ready for a game of dominoes? Here’s a fun way to build language skills through play.

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Spelling Rules for Making Words Plural

Ready to demystify the spelling rules for making words plural? Our video and printable poster put these rules at your fingertips!

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7 Ways to Be the Teacher Your Child Needs

What makes a “good” teacher? Don’t overlook the immeasurable impact of the student-teacher relationship on your child’s ability to succeed.

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How to Make Reading and Spelling “Stick”

One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain. These techniques will help you accomplish that goal.

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The Kids’ Club Rule for Spelling

If you don’t automatically know how to spell a particular word, how do you decide whether to use C or K? It’s easy if you know the “Kids’ Club Rule.”

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Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Encourage creative word play and help your child build language skills with Apples to Apples Junior!

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