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Giveaway – Tablet and Letter Tiles App

Giveaway for a tablet and $25 app store gift card

Enter to WIN!

Letter tiles are a key component of the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs. This month we want to give one lucky winner the chance to try our Letter Tiles App for FREE! But we’re not just giving away the app…we’re throwing in a free tablet, too!

Here’s what the winner will receive:

  1. A tablet of the winner’s choosing:
    • iPad (10.2″, WiFi, 32GB)
    • Fire HD (10.1″, WiFi, 32GB)
    • Samsung Galaxy (10.1″, WiFi, 32GB)
  2. $25 gift card to purchase the Letter Tiles App from the winner’s favorite app store.

How Do I Enter?

  1. Sign in to the Rafflecopter form below and complete at least one task.
  2. Click the small arrow next to each entry option to reveal a dropdown box with instructions. Click the checkbox in the lower right corner of the dropdown box to confirm your entry.
  3. Completing the first task will unlock bonus entries which can increase your chances of winning.
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A Few Notes

  • The giveaway will be open until 12:00am EST on Friday, May 1. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email on Friday, May 1.
  • The winner will be asked to select an iPad, Fire, or Samsung tablet. Each tablet will be a latest model with 10″ screen, 32GB memory, and WiFi capabilities. The selected tablet will be shipped directly to the winner.
  • If the selected winner resides outside of the United States, store credit will be issued for the value of the giveaway item.
  • Upon request, store credit at www.AllAboutLearningPress.com will be issued for the value of the giveaway item (excluding shipping costs).
  • Previous giveaway winners are not eligible to win this or any future giveaway.
  • Occasionally certain browsers don’t play nice with Rafflecopter. If you have any trouble entering this giveaway, please contact us and we’ll gladly help you troubleshoot the problem.
  • If you’re interested, check back here for a list of the winners. Good luck!

And While You’re Here …

Check out our Free Resources! You’ll find helpful reports, downloadable activities, and free letter-sound apps.



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Teaching Kids to Read
which is it? Phonics or sight words is the art of teaching reading through phonemic awareness?
Undoubtedly, my answer to the question is BOTH, with a high dose of naturally immersing and integrating it into your day, such reading (everything) together, pointing out letters, words, and phonics patterns, singing, playing with sounds in words, watching educational shows, playing educational games; multiple and meaningful exposure is what I like to call it.
With Pre-reading, your student will develop these five fundamental pre-reading skills:
1. Print Awareness
2. Phonological Awareness
3. Letter Knowledge
4. Listening Comprehension
5. Motivation to Read
Your student will learn five very important pre-reading skills: Print Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Listening Comprehension, and Motivation to Read. These skills lay the foundation for learning to read. Below is a sampling in each area.
Letter Knowledge
• Learn to recognize capital letters
• Learn to recognize lowercase letters
• Learn to recite the alphabet song
Phonological Awareness
• Learn to blend sounds orally to make a word
• Learn to clap syllables
• Learn rhyming and word boundaries
• Identify the beginning and ending sounds in a word
Print Awareness
• Understand that the words on the page can be read
• Understand that books are read from cover to back, and sentences are read from left to right
Listening Comprehension
• Answer simple questions about a story
• Learn to retell a story in his own words
• Ask pertinent questions about a story
Motivation to Read
• Cultivate an enthusiasm for learning
• Instill a delight for books and reading
• Observe situations in which reading is beneficial
• Establish a desire to learn

WHY PHONICS?
The English language is based on the alphabetic principal. Letters make sounds, certain combinations of letters make sounds, etc. And these letter patterns/combinations are more reliable than you think if you study them closely.
Phonics begins with making letter-sound associations. Without this basic knowledge of letters and their corresponding sounds, learning words would be quite a futile task for most, if not all, children. In my post, Sight Words: When they Just Don’t “Stick”, I talk more about how kids develop through word learning and when the best time is to introduce the idea of sight words to kids.
WHY SIGHT WORDS?
There are some words that appear with enough frequency in a child’s “diet” of reading and writing that we want them to know specific words by sight. We call these sight words. Instead of stopping each time to figure out the word using decoding skills (sounding it out or finding word patterns, such as ow), we want the word to become automatic; to be read within one second of seeing it. This DOES NOT mean, however, that phonics cannot come into play, too. It most certainly helps a young reader to understand that he/she can sound out did; that he/she can apply the phonics knowledge to the word and read it. But note also that there are some sight words young readers cannot figure out through phonics alone (the, was, and of are just a few).
Two common lists of sight words are Dolch’s word list and Fry’s word lists. Both lists include words that are most commonly found in independent readers for kids, starting in early Kindergarten.
WHY BOTH SIGHT WORDS AND PHONICS?
We want readers to understand the nuts and bolts of decoding words (phonics). The reason we teach phonics by studying word features is to help words stick better into memory for reading AND spelling. But if we stop at phonics and do not help readers use that knowledge to move words into memory, I believe we are doing them a disservice; for if readers have to stop at many words in a text to sound them out or find patterns they know, growth in their reading could be greatly hindered, especially fluency and comprehension.
They need to have words, especially the most common words, locked in memory. Automatic.
*Disclaimer: Learners with other reading differences, like dyslexia, may not fit into these categories so neatly
With some children, learning sight words will be extremely difficult because words are learned by their shape or “picture”, not by the individual letters or word patterns.

Other children can match some of the letters to their sounds (may know most of their letters, but not know more complex phonograms like sh, th, or ch).
Or rely heavily on context clues to help them read (pictures or sentence structure)
Some others neither have strong decoding strategies to read unknown words, they use cues to read words- example: they may use only the first and last letter to help them read a word, so block may be read back.
In this stage, similarly spelled Sight words can be taught separately, For example, teach words like no and on at separate times to limit confusion.
Therefore, In All About Reading, lots of attention is given to decoding before expecting fluency.
• Kids read words in isolation (on flashcards that we call Word Cards).
• They read words in phrases.
• Then they read words in sentences.
• They encounter the words on fun and motivating activity sheets.
• And finally, they encounter the words in short stories.
By this point, children will have significantly expanded their sight word vocabulary, and they will have reached the point of automaticity for most of the words in the story.

Grace

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Thank you for creating this site. It is amazing and all my 4 kids loves it!

Deanna M

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I could use a iPad for my kids. Thanks for the opportunity and free resources.

Rosario A. Cartmell

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Our family and specially my son who does All about Reading love the program and we may start also with All about Spelling. It makes all more friendly, a challenging learning program with lots of interesting additional learning not just reading or spelling. I will recommend this methodology.

Michelle Lohutko

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Awesome giveaway. We just received our orders of levels 1 & 2 of All About Spelling. We’re excited to get learning!

glenda douglass

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Are you going to develop a math program by any chance? I love the spelling and look forward to learning more about the reading. I am especially interested in how the two work together.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glenda,
No, we have no plans for a math program. I can offer you a few suggestions for programs that teach math in similar ways to All About Spelling, if you are interested.

I think you will find our blog post What’s the Difference Between AAR & AAS? helpful. It includes sample lessons from both programs covering the same topics, so you can easily see how the same concept (in this case the phonogram KN) is taught differently for reading and for spelling.

Let me know if you would like more information or have further questions.

Lori

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I am so excited to find the All About Reading resources! I have students that could really benefit from this program.

Milly

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This would be great for my son who’s great at math but a little slower at reading and writing

Mandy

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Great giveaway!

Amina Hassan

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Just purchased AAS & AAR. Can’t wait to try it with my kiddos.

Kathryn

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Wow, awesome giveaway!

Helen

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Sounds great! Thank you

Sally Glaspie

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What an awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Marie Abbott

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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP DURING THIS TIME OF CONFUSION -COVID-19.

Angelique Airington

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Thank you! We love All About Reading!

Mandee

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As a single homeschooling mom of five kids this would help so much. Two of my sons have recently been diagnosed dyslexic and I feel bad that I dont have the income to purchase what could really benefit them.

Sue

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Great giveaway! Thank you for the amazing resources provided for families…& for these giveaways, of course (so fun!)

Karla K Kennedy

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I love all the great information you guys always have available. I work for a preschool and daycare and I actually have suggested our grade school teachers use your site for really good materials.

Daniela

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Excellent giveaway. It’s helpful for an elementary teacher instead of bunch of books and boxes with cards to carry just a tablet with an app, ecpecialy if she’s working in separate schools.

Aubrey Agnor

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What a great giveaway! It would be perfect to start off our first year of homeschool right.

Kellye

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We love AAR and AAS! We currently are finishing up our first year with both products and need a technology upgrade on our tablet for next school year.

Jessica McInnes

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A tablet is so needed right now over here for doing online school

Lynae

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I would to win this for my girls! Thank you so much!

Lisa

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What a great giveaway! We love your products!

Mel

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Would be a great addition to our homeschool!

Cynthia

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Such a nice thing to do! Thanks.

Jamie

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This would be so wonderful

Heather Clark

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How exciting!! 🤞

Deb Moore

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Would love to win and would be very grateful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Barbara

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Thank you for the opportunity!

Bryana

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We love all about reading!

Sarah Armer

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Hope to win!

Melida

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I would love to win! I think the app for the letter tiles would be much easier! All about reading is the best! My kids love it!

Emily

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We love AAR! Going through level 1 right now with my second kid! First kid finished all four levels!

Sayuri

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Have always loved this programs.

Julie Poe

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We just began with AAR level one and my daughter’s loving it. We love the tiles,and I imagine she would love to be able to play on the app as well.

Kristin Lambert

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Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

Jen

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This would be great to win! Our iPad just bit the dust (it was old), and we could really use a new one. My daughter loves the app!

Jennifer Stetson

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Thanks for this app! It will be so helpful!!

Misty Faulkner

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All About Spelling was very helpful for my struggling speller. Thank you!

Katherine H

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We love AAS! My struggling speller is now spelling like a champ! So thankful!

Kara J

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This would be a blessing

Sarah

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I will keep entering these give always in hopes that one day I will win one. 😜

Terry

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What a great opportunity! I’d love to be able to incorporate this style of learning for my child.

Erin McCartney

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Thank you for an awesome opportunity!

Leslie Wiggins

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This would be so helpful. Our tablet is so outdated there are lots of apps that just won’t work on it. We love AAS and the gift card would be great to go towards AAR for my youngest. Thank you for the opportunity.

Michelle

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This would be wonderful! We are enjoying the pre-reading and level 2 program.

Christina

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I’d love to win this raffle; what a great opportunity for my kids!

Emily

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What a timely giveaway – our tablet for school work recently died. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

Talia Sommer

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Thank you for the giveaway! Love AAS and AAR!

Cherie Cattan

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Thank you for the opportunity to win a tablet. We love AAS & AAR.

Mackenzie Foust

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Thank you so much!

Danielle S

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SO excited to enter to win this fabulous prize, thank you!

Helen

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This is wonderful! My family loves the Tiles App!

Jodie Landry

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Thank you for all your resources…it has saved me helping my autistic Prek and 2nd grader!

Melissa Moore

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Please pick me!!!! Mother of 5! Now homeschooling the all and would love to try this out!

Leslie Sanspree

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This would be great for my Children

Leslie Sanspree

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I would love to be able to win this I have 4 kids that I’m trying to homeschool

Amri

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Thank you for this giveaway! I’ve been meaning to buy the app for ages.

Lisa Fetty

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This would be amazing! It would help us from constantly losing our letter tiles LOL

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Lisa,
The app is great for not having to worry about lost tiles.

However, I wanted to let you know we will replace 5 or so lost tiles free of charge. Just contact us and let us know what tiles you are missing and your shipping address and we’ll pop them in the mail to you.

Arseli Herrera

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Thank you…Would lo e to win this for my autistic son…would help him with his reading…Good luck to everyone!!!!!

Jennell Hampton

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amazing giveaway! would love to win this for my son who would rather do his schoolwork on mobile device than at a desktop!

Trisha

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This is such an amazing giveaway! I have 3 children and this was our first year using your program. I can tell you, it won’t be the last!

Sarah Bauer

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Thank you for this opportunity! I am always looking for creative ways to be able to reach my kids!

Grace Cho

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This is awesome! Thanks!

Brenda Johnson

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Would love to try out the Learning Tile App.

machele

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Thank you for yet another opportunity to win such a generous prize. I love your resources!

Jenny S

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The tablet and tiles app would both be so helpful in our homeschool!

Lourdes

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This would be a great teaching resource to use with my students!

Vida

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Thanks for the opportunity we could really use this!

Priscillia

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It is really nice you are doing this it will help my kids in so many ways. And since I can’t really afford it for them. Thanks

jeannie

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its nice that yall are giving away a tablet and a gift card this will help kids out really good ty for everything you have done and thank you for all samples you have to share

katie

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Wow, this is an incredible giveaway! However, the use of this system would be incredible!

Angela

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I would love to win this. I use AAR and AAS with 4 kids.

Nidhi C

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I would love to win for my son. Fingers crossed.

Claire

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Amazing competition! We’re loving the programme and would love this prize just as much :)

Sarah

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This would be awesome. We are loving the results we have started seeing

Mandy McGraw

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This would be great to win, I pretty much have a full class of my own with 4 kids lol so this would help for sure, thanks for the giveaway!!

Nicole Beair

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My daughter’s tablet accidentally got smashed by the dog the other day. This would be great to win!

Hollie

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I miss my tablet; when my daughter was little, we’d watch Sesame Street videos while relaxing in bed.

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