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The Kids’ Club Rule for Spelling

Why is camp spelled with a C instead of a K? And why is kitchen spelled with a K? After all, both words start with the sound of /k/. Is it completely random, or is there a method to this madness? Fortunately, there is—and we call it the Kids’ Club Rule!

This spelling rule is an easy way to figure out when to use C and when to use K at the beginning of a word.

Check out the Kids’ Club Rule in this video and then read on for a sample lesson and a set of free printable spelling rule posters!

Why Do We Call It the Kids’ Club Rule?

The rule states that C says /s/ before E, I, and Y and /k/ before everything else. For the sound of /k/, try using a C first. If that doesn’t spell a real word, use a K.

The words kids and club are great examples of this rule, so we call it the “Kids’ Club Rule.” And after your kids learn this rule, they’ll be part of the club, too!

The Kids' Club Rule poster graphic

Tips and tricks like this one are taught throughout the All About Spelling program. Want to see more? Check out these free resources to see just how easy teaching these spelling rules can be.

download graphic for AAS Level 1 Lesson 16

Download All About Spelling Level 1, Steps 16 and 17.

These Level 1 spelling lessons show how we teach the Kids’ Club Rule—when to use C and when to use K to spell the initial sound of /k/.

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Watch as Linda teaches Oliver AAS Level 1, Lesson 16.

This video demonstration from Level 1 shows how we use letter tiles to teach important spelling rules like the Kids’ Club Rule.

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Download our free Spelling Rules Posters.

This handy resource will help make learning three important spelling rules fun and easy to remember for your children.

Has the Kids’ Club Rule helped your child? I would love to hear about it in the comments below! And check out our other spelling rules, too!

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Dianne

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The graphics and posters are great for our kids to learn the rules. Thanks for taking the time to create these!

Cute video and poster!

Melissa Shelby

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We love All About Reading!!

Kibbie Ogan

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K goes with I and E, C before the other three, A O U!

Marie Rippel

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That’s a great little jingle, Kibbie! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Boese

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This is so helpful!

Monica

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Really sounds like we need to try this!

Ms. Brena Clark

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The Kids’ Club Rule has helped my Title 1 students understand the reason why some words starting with the /k/ sound start with a C and some a K. My students really like being able to refer back to the Spelling Rules Posters. Thank you for the free poster downloads.

Laura

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This is such a difficult rule for my son to remember. He is working on learning it now. I love how it is taught in aas!

Carrie

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Can I just say … I love teaching this stuff to my kids because *I* never learned these rules myself! I was naturally a good reader/speller, but never learned the why behind spelling, aside from some basics.

Marie Rippel

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Isn’t it great to learn alongside your kids? Thanks for sharing, Carrie! :)

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Love learning about these rules! Thanks!

Marlaina

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Had no clue about this rule! I just learned something new! Lol

Gabe

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Thanks, love the free printables!

Dawn Tackett

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This has helped my son, thanks.

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This is fun and very helpful. Thank you!

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This is great! So helpful! Thanks!

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Fantastic. Love all your helpful ideas. Thanks!

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Great resource

April

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This rule is so helpful!

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Love this program! I never knew these rules existed until starting the program with my son.

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We’re on lesson 10, so looking forward to using this resource in the near future. Ty.

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That’s so cool! My daughter was just asking why the other day!

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I’ve read this a few times because we are just starting this. Thanks for all the ideas!

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This is great! Thanks!

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Great tips! Thank you!

Kristin A

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My son is learning when to use c or k right now. The rule posters are great to help him remember!

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Wow interesting!

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Love this rules for all about reading.

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Fun, creative ways to teach spelling!

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The kids cub rule was very helpful.

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I love your creative, educational materials!

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You have such great ideas and resources!

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Thank you for this!

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Great resource.

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I love the spelling rule posters!

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This program has really helped my dyslexic daughter!

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We tried another spelling/reading program the first 4 years we homeschooled. It was a struggle for my daughter to remember things and we really had a hard time with the spelling tests. Fast forward to last year, and my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, and this program was suggested. We have completed the first two levels of AAS, and this trick has come in handy so much! My daughter is doing so much better now and it actually makes sense to her!

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I’m glad that spelling is clicking for your daughter! That’s fantastic that you stuck with it and found what works for her.

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Looks like a curriculum our kids would enjoy!!

Selina

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Thank you for the fun trick. My 9 yr old understands the rule, she just has a hard time remembering to use it when writing.

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Great program. Have a child with speech delays, so getting the correct sounds for letters is a challenge. However the amount of practice and review in this program is very helpful and rewarding.

Taylor Terry

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Thanks for this. Watched with my little speller.

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I never knew that rule!!! It makes sense though, can’t to start All About with my son.

SOFIA P.

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Very simple! I can’t beleive I was never really taught how to spell (or read) in school. I was just taught to memorize! Now I’m finallu learninh to spell as I teach my kids these easy rules!

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Such great resources. Thank you!

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We love All About Spelling! My kids have all done so well with it and have really had fun with it.

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We just finished this lesson and I love watching my kiddo run through the rules and succeed.

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We love All About Spelling. It even teaches me about the rules for spelling!

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Awesome!

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I love the posters that we can print for this!

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I plan on ordering this next semester! It looks perfect for my 6yo!

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Thank you!

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Wow these look great

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Your clear explanation makes it simple to teach!

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I love how you help make spelling rules more fun and enjoyable. Such a help for those of us with kids who struggle with spelling.

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Thanks for making this so easy to explain!

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This is such a big help! We are just starting spelling and my son was getting frustrated with these letters but this helps so much!

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This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing this rule, never knew this one. I’ll be teaching it to my son today!

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Awesome Tips

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My son has issues with this, this is a great resource to explain when to use c or k! Thanks!

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My son complains all the time about all the different sounds letters can make and wants me to fix it for him. Thank you for all your help.

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These rules help my struggling speller sit much!

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My daughter was just asking me this😀 thanks

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My kids are always asking why there are so many exceptions in the English language! Great little graphic and rule to help!

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My son is dyslexic, color blind, and has ADHD and he has been using this system and has learned to read and spell !! Thank you for such a wonderful program !!

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I love the foundation of rules like this, helps kids spell complicated words when they’re older. My youngest is a better speller than her older sibling because she has this solid foundation to build from !

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I came here to comment as part of the drawing entry but found an article about this week’s lesson! So excited!!

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I just got all about spelling level one to start with my daughter and I’m excited to learn these tricks for myself! 35 isn’t too late to learn!

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Love the rule and the videos to teach. One of mine is a visual learner and it helps her grasp as well as me learn how it should be taught. Big fan of all about Reading and all about spelling.

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GREAT!!! Can’t wait to use with my kiddies!

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❤❤❤all another spelling. I’ve learned so much while teaching my daughters.

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Downloading now!!!

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Wish I would have know these rules when I was a child.

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These posters are perfect! Some students need reminders as the learn the rules of spelling. Thank you!

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What a great video for exploring the Kids Club rule!

Marie Rippel

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I’m glad you liked the video, Katie! It was a fun one to make. :) And Andrew is fun to watch!

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So helpful!

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Downloading now!

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I don’t like when auto correct changes the word. I meant absolutely beautiful.

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Being in color looks a lot more interesting to use than the black and white version, and its great to see feedback that its helpful for children having problems with dyslexia… would love to win

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I love all the information you provide and can’t wait for the full color additions!!!

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Cool posters!

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This rule helps my older student immensely! I wish I had known something this simple at his age

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I think the simplicity of AAR rules is what makes it click for so many! Thank you!

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Thanks, Michelle! Simplicity is the goal!

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Great! Thank you!

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We just went over this last week! So many helpful tips!

Ada Geuze

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Very good set-up. it explains the spelling step by step. That is needed for our children to grab the spelling roles.
Thanks for the nice posters.

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Great stuff!

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Very neat resource!

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Love it!

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This looks so interactive and fun to do. My child would like this type of curriculum Nicole

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What a great idea. Thanks for having something fairly simple to help with this.

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This is so cool! I never knew there was a simple rule about this.

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Love the poster, thank you!

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Love it! Thank you

Donna

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I will have to add these to our helping pages.

Lisa J

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This will really help my daughter. Thank you!

Pilgrim Family

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Thanks for the tips they really help our family of struggling spellers.

Laura Phillips

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I love all of the catchy names for the rules…they all make perfect sense. We just went over the kids club rule with my first grade twins!!

Allie

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What a great help for kids

Brynden

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Love these bright colourful posters! Great reminders of the spelling rules!

Tiffany Marston

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We would love to try this program. I have heard amazing things. My kids are not the best spellers and would love to help them.

Tauni

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Thank you for the posters! The k/c rule discussion is always going on here!

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We love AAS and AAR! Thanks for making learning FUN!

Olivia

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The catchy names of these rules really help my children remember them. For example, they always remember which letters the “floss” rule applies to, because they’re the consonants in the word “floss.” Very helpful rules!

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This is exciting news!

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Eager to learn 4 year old! Would love to use AAR with her.

audra

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Can’t wait to check it out!

Sue

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We’ve been reading and spotting out the rules above and it’s helped so much! This site is my go to for lessons and tips!

what a good idea, must get my grandchildren here.

Patricia

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Great tip! And the video explains this rule for spelling in a great way!

Lauren

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AAS had been great for my daughter & insightfully eye opening for me. I have always been good at spelling but my daughter struggles with spelling. This curriculum & tactics like this Kids Club have made spelling so much easier for me to teach & for her to grasp! I’m so glad that I discovered this curriculum! It makes the “why” of the English language click!

Amy Henn

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For some crazy reason, I don’t think I was taught the C vs. K sound before E,I or Y. But after teaching it 5 times now, I can say I’ve got it down, ha ha. Love the Kid’s Club idea too!

Marie Rippel

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You aren’t the only one — most of us weren’t taught the rule! Never to late to learn! :)

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We love all about spelling and this rule makes it fun!

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I love how easily the spelling rules can be taught and in a fun way for the kids to remember!

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I love the posters. You make using this curriculum so much easier!

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I’m so excited to try this with my kids!

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I can’t wait for the color series!

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Not only am I excited to teach these things to my kids, but I’m excited to dive deeper into our language too!

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This is cute! I had only heard of Kite Cat before.

Looking forward to using all about spelling with my two daughters!!

Jennifer Meadows

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This is a great resource!

Stefanie G

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I’ve been working on spelling with my kids, this is definitely very helpful to me. thank you

Holly

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Wow! This is helpful!

Marilyn Lane

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Thank you for making spelling rules fun and easy to remember1

Colleen

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These rules have been so helpful! Not just for my children, but for me as well! I wish I would’ve learned this whenever I was younger!

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I rarely win, but love this curricula.

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This is a super rule! Thanks!

Patti

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Would love to try this out!

Martha R.

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As a “natural speller”, I don’t remember learning the spelling rules in the AAS curriculum. I’m having fun learning these rules and am finally having some success with teaching my child, who struggles with spelling. So glad to have found this program!

Jacq

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What a fun way to teach the hard and soft c rule!

J Bar

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Thank you! This is so helpful!

Laura

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So many spelling rules I don’t remember having been taught – thank you!

Brooke Boyd

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We love All About Reading!!!! It takes the stress out of teaching my 6 yo to read.

Nicole

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This has been so helpful for my son!!!

A Scott

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Appreciate these great mnemonics! Thank you.

Michelle

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These are wonderful supplements to the curriculum! Thank you 😀

Angel R.

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Love the free resources! Tips and rules I’ve either never realized or have forgotten will def help my son and others!

Julie Burma

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Thank you for these helpful hints. I love it that everything is well explained and easy to understand

Amanda

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One of my favorite rules. I never realized it until reading this curriculm either!

Karen Keller

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I really appreciate the free spelling rule posters.

Veronica

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The Kid’s Club rule is great! I can’t wait until I can teach my daughter about it!

Sarah Stockton

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This program is so thorough and systematic. It has really helped my two daughters with extreme dyslexia!! Thank you!

Carrie

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This is such helpful information as I start to think about what spelling may entail for my children.

Tara

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Thank you for the posters!

Will have to keep this in mind when we get to spelling!

Sadie

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Thank you fo sharing these helpful hints! I learned something new, and my kids have been empowered to read & spell with another great tool!

Laurina

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We went back to level 1 with my 6th grader this year when we realized he needed remediation. Currently in level 3 and I can see his spelling improving!

Wendi Shipe

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very cute posters :)

Angela

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Thanks for all the helpful tips!

Meredith

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Very helpful information!

Tracy

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I think that giving kids a picture and a story to help remember reading and spelling rules is so beneficial. Thanks for sharing this video and posters!

Crystal

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Posters look great! Thanks!

Erin

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Thank you.

Rebecca Carroll

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All About Spelling is the perfect complement to AAR – or great as a stand alone program!

Sara

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Thank you

Tara

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Such a kid friendly way to present this information.

Jenna

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I’m excited to check this out! Thank you!

Eva

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These posters are so useful. Thank you!

Traci

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This was very helpful!

Tara Jernigan

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Great program! Thank you for making reading fun!

Carey

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Awesome information presented in a very kid-friendly way!

April

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Our big boy is having trouble with the fact that c makes /s/ and /k/ sounds. Thanks for the help!

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I love the free posters and other teaching aids that you provide!

Julie Bruno

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Thanks for providing this explanation!

Floriana

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My grandson is only a preschooler, but “All About Reading” has been beneficial to me as I have learned what to emphasize while we take steps on the road to learning.

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Thanks for all the great resources.

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Thank you for providing this valuable resource!

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This looks like such a great program!

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What super ideas!

Emily Bosacco

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I love this cute chart! Thanks!

Jamie Heldt

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Looks like a great program!

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It would be great to have a black & white version of the poster so I don’t use all my printer ink (& we can color it ourselves.)

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G F

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Super tip! It’s not enough to know when the c and g are soft, but also important to know when to spell with a c or k.

Alisha

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This reminder has been very helpful for my 8yo- and for me to know to help her when she is struggling!

Denise

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I really like the video explaining the Kid’s Club Rule. The rule for when to use a c or k at the beginning of a word really helps make it easy to figure out. I had never learned this when I was in school. I wish I had! Thanks for sharing!

Haadiya Starkey

says:

Man this is good stuff. Very necessary resources.

Molly Patz

says:

I love AAS and WAR! It WORKS! Excited to see it in color.

Jennifer Mathesz

says:

great resources! THX~

Danielle

says:

Thank you for the helpful tips and printables! Always appreciated!

Josie

says:

Looks like a great resource!

Candice

says:

My kids are learning spelling the wrong way and I’ve decided to homeschool them next year because of it. I can’t wait to get started with AAR and AAR in 2019!!

Mary Gomes

says:

I love the letter tile app

Mary Gomes

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The letter tiles app is wonderful!

Nic Gray

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Love the video and the posters, a great way to show the spelling rules.

Lisa S

says:

Clever and memorable rules! Kids love them and they’re easy for teachers to remember.

Mulenga

says:

We love our All about Reading set and so excited about the colour edition! Can’t wait for January 10!

Caroline Pope

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All about reading is a quick and effective reading curriculum. Homeschool teacher friendly.

Nicola

says:

We love All About Reading! This is a phenomenal program to use with a beginning reader.

Donena Wolf

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Hoping to win the reading series!
Thank you for sharing so many ideas!!

Holly

says:

My son is learning so much thanks to these great resources!

Jennifer Pope

says:

This would be so handy for my daughter!

Jessica

says:

Your resources are always so helpful. Thank you so much!

Maryanne

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Visuals are so important for my students when learning a new skill. Thanks for the clever and colorful posters for remembering spelling rules.

Crystal Collins

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I love learning or relearning as I teach my boys.

Maryanne

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Visuals are so important for my students when learning new skills. Thanks for such clever and colorful ways to remember spelling rules.

Jenika Johnson

says:

Love this curriculum. The mama understands it and the kids get it. 😘

Veronica

says:

Thanks for the tips

Elizabeth McSpadden

says:

This is so helpful! We will be starting All About Spelling with our daughter next year!

Laura

says:

I had never learned this. Very interesting

Lisa Stone

says:

Love your games and activities. Keep them coming please!

Wendy C.

says:

Thank you for providing reading materials that are concise and easy to use!

Lisa

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My kids have used and loved AAS and AAR. It is very helpful for all kinds of learners!

Lisa Stone

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I am going to use this lesson with two students of mine tomorrow! They will love the Kids Club idea. Thank you

Barbara

says:

I am very interested!! I have recently become a homeschooling teacher for my children ages 6 and 7. I will be continuing to search your site! Thank You!

I love these rules and helps for my children!

Katie Artz

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Yes, this has helped my daughter learn to spell more accurately. We have used both All About Reading and All About Spelling with her and cannot say enough wonderful things about both programs. My 10 year old daughter has dyslexia, and is reading at grade level in large part due to AAR and AAS.

Judy

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Thank you for creating such colorful and engaging posters and activities. Kids love them!

Debbie Perry

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Thank you for this fabulous opportunity!

Debbie Perry

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Thank you for the opportunity to win 1000.00 prize of new program!
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Kate

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I always learn so much reading the blog! I might have known this rule at one time but now just know how to spell it so I don’t even think about it anymore. It’s helpful to have a rule when teaching it though.

Love these posters, thanks for sharing them!

Elaine

says:

Love this! Thank you <3

Jennifer

says:

Thank you for making the rules of spelling so easy to explain and understand for our kiddos! Love All About Learning!

Erik

says:

Kids club rule is fantastic! It has helped ours quite a bit!

Christine

says:

These are such helpful resources, thank you!!

Rachel Lynn

says:

We are loving your program and would love to continue with all the levels!

J Doyle

says:

Just the type of educational materials that interest me!

Dawn Leahy

says:

I would Love to win for my granddaughter!

Mikaela

says:

I love how you make hard spelling rules fun! Thank you for your help!

Victoria

says:

I love all of these lovely downloadable posters!!

Laura

says:

We love AAS! Thanks for improving my kids spelling!

Laurie

says:

Thank you for the great tips! They are so very helpful.

Jennifer Brothersen

says:

I love the different ways AAS engages the kids.

Jenn Brown

says:

We are sorta stuck w AAS1 on lesson 16. I’m going to download the posters, SO extremely helpful!!! Thanks! 💜

Joanna Martin

says:

So interesting and child captivating!

Dawn

says:

We are just beginning to read, so these are such a big help!

Ericka Mason

says:

Thank you for these tips! I’m sure thankful for AAR

Christine

says:

I was so excited to learn this rule. It is helping with my spelling!

Emily Henriques

says:

Never heard this one before. Nice

Sara P

says:

Thank you for these great tips!

Carol Barno

says:

I love the posters to display spelling rules! Children associate what they learn by what they see. Thanks for providing that.

Nikki

says:

Have always been interested in All About Reading. So excited it’s in color now.

Tracy

says:

I love the practical and fun ways AAR uses to teach reading. It makes so much sense! Thank you!

Amy C

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We love AAR! My daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia after I’d taken her through 3-1/2 levels. Her phonemic awareness is great, and her fluency is and comprehension have her scoring on pace on MAP testing now that she’s re-entered school…so much so that they asked what I did to help her not struggle with reading or comprehension! Now I’m using it with my older internationally adopted daughter :)

Leslie Freeman

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I have loved the AAS curriculum. It explains the rules of spelling in a fun way that my child can understand and remember.

Katie Waalkes

says:

Love this!!!!

Melodie Booton

says:

Teaching rules like this are one reason we use AAR. Good information!

Abby Boyd

says:

Thank you for the helpful information! We love this program.

Amber

says:

Thank you for the posters! They will be very helpful!

Kristin

says:

This looks amazing

Melissa Capps

says:

This is amazing. I can’t say enough about this program!

michelle

says:

Great posters. Thanks!

Alisa Dillard

says:

This program works so well. It is definitely one of my favorite for reading and spelling curriculum.

Tess Claypool

says:

Love the colorful posters!

Vanessa Wadsworth

says:

LOOOVE this program. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Julie

says:

I am learning to spell better along with my daughter. I wish I had learned this way in school

Stacie

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This simple rule has changed the literary lives of my family forever. So thankful my boys didn’t have to wait until they were adults (like I did!) to learn this helpful rule.

JoAnna

says:

A fun way to remember this spelling rule!

Brittany

says:

Love it!!!

Rebecca Boles

says:

Awesome advice!

Kimberly

says:

Such a helpful rule!

A. Der

says:

Love this for kids to remember the rule. Thank you.

Angela

says:

The posters are great!

J. Lewis

says:

I’ve seen so many wonderful things on your site and I’d love to try this for my kiddos!

Virgie

says:

I love it when this clicks in my kids. The wow factor is so amazing.

Lyndsy

says:

Love the posters!

Megan P

says:

I love the posters!

Sara

says:

So excited for the new color books just in time for us becouse we are just a out to move up a level!! 😁

Kristin H

says:

Great tip, thank you!

Amy

says:

Excited to try it out!

Jillayne Hitchman

says:

Great little video! As always, your materials are well thought out and clearly presented.

Abbie

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AAR and AAS have become quintessential tools in our homeschooling toolbox. Being able to identify which rules need more work (or to be returned to the review pile) truly help our students lear;the skills they need to read and spell on their own.
Thank you!!!

Jennifer

says:

Very helpful video!

Sara B

says:

Thanks for the great tips!

Kelli

says:

This program has really helped my son overcome his fears of learning to read. He’s so excited about it!

Judith Martinez

says:

I love this! I knew the vowel rule but I didn’t really know what to tell my kids about when to use K for /k/.

Auburn

says:

Thank you so much for this curriculum! It helped my kinder overcome his fear of failure at reading. Now he wants to read everything!

Helen Bamhare

says:

Love All About Learning!

Ronda

says:

Aahhhhh! This is so exciting! My children and I absolutely love your AAR. The stories and activities already come to life with thoughtful illustrations and fun tasks. This is only going to make it even more great.

Eliz

says:

What a helpful rule!

Heather

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We encountered the kids’ club rule in all about spelling 1, and it has been so helpful. I just love that all of these spelling rules I learned by instinct are actually specifically laid out in your program. My 2nd and 4th grader are both benefitting from this instruction. Thanks so much.

Hannah

says:

Just love everything about AAR! Has made the most intimidating subject a joy and delight! Thank you for all of your rules and fantastic ways to teach/learn to read :)

Kim

says:

Love the tips and printables, thanks!

Kristin

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I actually was just thinking that I needed to learn the rule for c vs k, because my 3 year old knows her letters & sounds, but often confuses hard-c & k. Obviously, she doesn’t need the rule *now* but I want to be prepared. I’m learning more & more toward AAR for reading curriculum when the time comes.

Adrien

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Love your simple rules!

Nancy Sorenson

says:

We love all about spelling and the new App with the letter tiles made our world so much simpler this year.

Meghan Dunnagan

says:

We are almost to this lesson in level 1–glad to have the extra explanation!

Lynn

says:

Wow how did I not know this

Sally

says:

We love AAS. Thank you

Dena M

says:

Thank you for this tip.

Erin

says:

Thanks for all the free tips and printables!

Amy Creech

says:

Thank you! This will be really helpful to use with the students I teach!

Rena Walter

says:

Great! Just what my granddaughters need!

Rena Walter

says:

Sound s Great! Just what my granddaughters need!

Laura

says:

This is great. I’ll definitely use this tip.

Kelly Carlson

says:

The pictures and colors are perfect for young ages! The games look like so much fun and I’d love to try more of them with my 6 kids.

Vanessa Z

says:

Great tips!

Alena B

says:

We love all about spelling. Our daughter just entered a classical Christian school in second grade. She is one of the most advanced spellers in her class. Thank you all about spelling for building such a strong foundation for her spelling!

Paige

says:

Thanks for the tip! This makes teaching reading easier!

Amy Beutler

says:

What handy tools! I can’t wait to use these posters! Thanks!

Barb

says:

I love these cute helpful rule posters!

Lisa Pull

says:

The rules in AAS have been clear and easy to remember for my daughter. Spelling does not come easily to her. We did level 1 last year and when we started level 2 after a summer off she still remembered these rules!

Carol

says:

Love all the tips for teaching!

Rachel

says:

Love this idea! Keeping it handy!

Deborah Dell

says:

We love AAS and AAR….my children are progressing so quickly!

Megan Fennell

says:

This has been the trickiest part of teching reading. Thanks for this tip!

Katie Koetsier

says:

Very helpful! Thank you

S. Bradford

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Awesome! I’d never heard of that rule! I feel like I’m learning more about the English language as I teach my kids!!

Tim

says:

A very fun and comprehensive program.

Gina R.

says:

Sounds like a great curriculum. I can’t wait to learn more about it!

Tara Sowards

says:

It’s things like these that leave me feeling like I know more about the English language since going through AAR and AAS with my daughter!

Marie Knupp

says:

Thank you for so many helpful resources!

Nicki

says:

That is awesome! I know my child will love doing AAS once we are finished with AAR level 1.

L. Baumbrough

says:

One of the things I really like about All About Learning Press is the tips and tricks. I have encouraged many parents to use All About Learning Press resources because I like the resources so much.

Kelly

says:

A really great reading curriculum! So glad I was introduced to it!

HillaryGale

says:

Awesome info!

Lindsay Freyer

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This is awesome! I’m a horrible speller myself, and I’ve already purchased AAS for my first grader once he has finished AAR 1! I can’t wait to teach him to spell AND teach myself all that I wasn’t taught! Thanks for creating such a thorough program!

Tawnya

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I love AAR… my kids do too!

Barbara

says:

All about spelling has been very useful in my classroom. The student activities are engaging and my students are making solid progress.

Amy Alexander

says:

We love all the free resources available to supplement the curriculum!

Alyssa Shirley

says:

Thank you! You’ve always been so helpful with all of your information and details!

kristina mclaughlin

says:

I absolutely love these books! My Kindergartener is constantly paying attention and having fun with this curriculum!

Lauren

says:

What a great program!

Afshan

says:

Would love to try AAR and AAS with my kids!

Rachel

says:

This is so helpful! I have learned so much by teaching three of my kids through your curriculum.

Kimberly

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I love these extra rid bits to help me learn and explain to my little ones. Thank you for the posters!!

Krista

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I’m enjoying the AAR program with my K5 son and plan is using the spelling program when the time comes!

Brandi Parris

says:

Great thanks

Karen Kosiarek

says:

Love it! I’ve always been a good speller, but going through AAS (now on Level 6) with my son has taught me SOOOO much!

Amanda

says:

I’ve tried several reading programs and All About Reading has worked the best for my daughter

Carrie Woolley

says:

I can’t wait to try AAR with my kids! I have heard so many wonderful things about it!

Courtney S

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My oldest daughter really struggles with spelling, and this program is the only thing that has helped. It breaks things down in a way that makes a little more sense to her. It has also taught me how to help her.

Amanda

says:

I’ve tried several reading programs and All About Reading has worked the best for my daughter.

Teressa

says:

We love AAR and AAS!

Traci

says:

I’m looking forward to using this program with my two youngest. We are all ready enjoying aar level 1

Adrienne Austell

says:

This is great. Thank you!

Amanda

says:

My older kids are great spellers and readers because of AAR and AAS- now using it for the younger siblings and they love it!

Kristin

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These rules are SO important for my daughter with dyslexia. Making sense of our language by understanding its order is the best way to remember it!

Teresa Pinnell

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Amazing tool! This is the first time I’ve heard of this, the Kids Club will help me be a better teacher for my boys!

Martha D

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My older kids are excellent readers because of AAR, and I’m excited to see my youngest on the same path.

Sarah

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Love tricks like this that help make English make sense! Thank you!

Barbara

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Hi Sarah,
I agree with you. This program makes English make sense. I don’t recall ever being taught the rules of spelling. I found this program easy to teach and easy for my student to learn.

Sarah B.

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I always spelled naturally, and am now homeschooling a daughter who doesn’t. Posts like this help me learn the rules so I can teach them to her! Thanks so much.

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Sarah!

Andrea Crowe Davis

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We love AAR and AAS! I’ve used it with 2 kids and totally plan on using it with my younger kids!

Haley Soltanovich

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I am always telling my girls use c first. Then see if you need the k. I loved this in the all about spelling.

Paige

says:

Thank you for these videos and samples! Spelling rules can be hard to teach at times and I appreciate being able to look to your blog for support, advice and teaching tips!

Rachel

says:

This curriculum has been great!

ERICA J ALJETS

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As always, I feel like I’ve learned so much about the English language as a homeschooling mom. Seemingly random spelling choices aren’t so random anymore. Thank you!

Donna

says:

I love your explanation of c vs. k. I’m going to work that in my lesson plans this week. Thank you!

Jenna

says:

My kids have all loved AAR and AAS. These little blog posts help me teach!

J. Lea

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It is a great resource.

I learned this through doing AAS with my son. I would have never come up with this rule myself and it is SO HELPFUL for spelling. That is why AAS is one of the few prepared curricula that I purchase. This is the best way to teach spelling!!!

Carrie

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This is only one of many rules I never learned until I started using the All About …. series. Love it.

Laura

says:

What a great idea! Thanks!

Kristina

says:

This makes things much easier! Thanks!

Nicole Belding

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Rules are easier to remember when they are presented in fun, memorable ways. Thanks for helping make learning stick!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Nicole! You are so right, of course. When spelling rules are learned in a fun way, they are much easier to remember.

Shayla

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One of my daughters has a hard time remembering which to use. This has helped her tremendously!

Kristel

says:

I can’t wait to show this video to my girls. Very helpful! Thank you!

Leighanna

says:

Thanks for the insight. Very helpful

Jessica

says:

This is very helpful! Thank you for posting!

soodabobble

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Very helpful!

Cathy Mundstock

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This is a great lesson for children to learn, and this AAR Kids’ Club lesson makes it fun to teach and learn. I love the poster that can be left up as an anchor chart for as long as necessary

Sally Chancellor

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I never knew there was a rule for it until I started using AAS with my kids – what an exciting discovery! It has been that way with a lot of things!

Kim

says:

So helpful!

Callee Sligh

says:

Phonics rules are always fun. I’m enjoying relearning things I had forgotten :)

Tamara

says:

I love this! We just did this lesson recently and these will be very helpful!

Erin

says:

This is a great way to introduce the spelling rule for c/k! I look forward to using it with my students!

Nicolle

says:

We love using All About Reading and All About Spelling!!

Rebekah

says:

I never thought about this till it became an issue with my son. What great tips. Thanks!

Amanda King

says:

I love the helpful word pictures to help us remember the rule.

Billie R.

says:

Would be an awesome addition to our homeschool curriculum.

Steven

says:

Nice explanation to this rule. I always struggled with spelling, and the rules are why. I love learning these and sharing them with my kids. Thanks!

Amber

says:

This is great! Thanks!

Becky L

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My daughter had no trouble figuring out spelling with c or k after learning this rule!

Jan

says:

Never knew this rule existed. Was not taught that in school.

Stephanie Rojas

says:

Love this tip! I’m not sure I was even taught this rule in school.

Becky

says:

We love AAS!

Camille

says:

I absolutely love how this program works. All my kids have loved the activities and the gradual building of the program.

Tobin

says:

My daughter struggled with Reading Apps on the iPhone. So we changed to AAR and Andia is making great progress. Everything is step by step and she loves to read now. I can’t get her to go to bed.

Leslie

says:

I am LOVING all of the new, colorful materials!

Cheryl Chinn

says:

Awesome idea for making this program in color! Can’t wait to see it all! My grandson would love this to start to read next year! Loves animals!

Laura

says:

I’m excited to start AAS with my 7 yo, who just graduated AAR1 and is 5 lessons into AAR2. I think will learn a few things, too!

Deborah

says:

Thank you for your program, it has been the only one that has “clicked” with my dyslexic child.

Kandi Spencer

says:

We love AAR!

Georgia A Stapleton

says:

I think the Kid’s Club Rule is great!

Denise Kerrigan

says:

This is brilliant! I love the posters!

Erika Damschen

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I am now using AAS and AAR with my third child. As I’m teaching through the same lesson for the third time, I’m still impressed with how the programs make sense of a tricky subject. They strike such a balance and have blessed our family exceedingly in our homeschool. I cannot recommend highly enough!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Erika,
Thank you for such a great recommendation!

Emily

says:

Love these posters, so cute!

Jocelyn

says:

We love your program!

Katherine

says:

I have used All About Spelling and All About Reading for years now as I have taught my children to read. This program has helped our family tremendously and I can’t thank you enough for your products!

Melissa Franklin

says:

So helpful! I play to print the poster.

Caitlin

says:

I love the All About Spelling program. Teaching my son these rules has really helped to improve his spelling.

Kristina Poehls

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Jennifer

says:

Such helpful info! Thank you!

Kimberlee

says:

perfect timing…thank you!

Ivy

says:

My son is doing so well with the guidance of AAS thank you!!

Amber LeBeau

says:

These look so awesome I homeschool and my youngest would love these

Michaela Kuzmiakova

says:

Love these! Thank you!

Stephanie Turpen

says:

interesting

Cara Nichols

says:

These are great! Thank you!

Sonya

says:

Very helpful, thank you!

Savannah

says:

This will be very helpful with my children. Thanks!

Tanishe Wade-Megghross

says:

This would be wonderful resource for my class.

Kathleen Downes

says:

My son has a very hard time with spelling. This will help him a lot.

Julie W.

says:

Knowing the rules helps make learning a breeze!

Martha Baker

says:

Thank you for sharing your wonderful posters!

Caige

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When my daughter is trying to spell something by herself, I just say what is the rule. It has helped her so much and given her the confidence to figure out how to spell by herself.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Caige,
Yes! Being able to point to something concrete, like a rule or a phonogram, helps so much. It’s a great way to help our students. Thank you for pointing this out!

Mari

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It’s hard to see one of my son struggling with simple rules no matter how much we practice them when his younger sister and brother spell extremely hard words. We’ll like to give this a try.

Megan Hallam

says:

I’m planning to try this!

Robyn McLeod

says:

This program is full of great, easy to understand explanations of how English works. I have used it for my dyslexic son for five years now. Kids’ Club rule has worked for him!

Holly Lynd

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We loved the kids club rule! And many of the other rules you have created to make spelling fun, but yet also helping to trigger a memory to help remember how to spell something! Thank you for your hard work!

Carol Burnette

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We love All About Reading and All About Spelling! It has been a life changer for our son who was struggling to read!

naarah

says:

Tips like these are helpful. I have always been a horrible speller. I hope to teach my kids differently.

Stacy

says:

Love the posters. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie

says:

Thank you for teaching the rules!

Krysten Traylor

says:

I wish I had been taught these rules when I was in school.

Joanne Bennet

says:

What a great breakdown of why and how to use c and k fantastic!!

Leah W

says:

This tip has been so helpful when teaching the concept of c/k at the beginning of a word. Thank you for your curriculum!

Praise THE LORD, this very informative. I personally learned through the Kids Club today. I appreciate all you about.

Tara S Bailey

says:

this is interesting

Jenny

says:

So there is a rule and method! Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa

says:

This is exactly where we are this week. Being asked to spell out Scat and Skit in another program and our curious son wanted to know what the rule was. I like that you offer cute posters with spelling rules on them!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Vanessa,
I’m glad to hear that the poster helped your son with scat and skit!

Amanda

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Thank you for sharing these rules. My son is just beginning to spell words. He was confused and asked me how to know if he should use a c or k. This video and the rule posters will really be a help to him.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Amanda,
Yes, I think this video and poster will help your son to master when to use C and K. However, if he still has trouble, let me know so I can help you help him as much as needed.

Jenny

says:

This is something I will try!

Valerie

says:

Great memory device for this rule!

Patricia Vanderploeg

says:

Do you have videos for all the letters of the alphabet?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great question, Patricia. We do not. However, we have a number of videos for spelling rules, skills, book reviews, and other things. Check out all of our videos on our All About Learning Press YouTube page!

Alicia

says:

I love how this is broken down so simply!

Lynette Williams

says:

My children enjoyed this video. Thanks for another memorable way to review the rule!

Shelley D

says:

I think that this may have just helped me change my spelling curriculum.

Noemi P.

says:

We love your program! First year we are using AAR and our son enjoys it and has learned so much already. Thank you for making our homeschool teaching more proficient and easier!

Traci

says:

Very simple to understand! Thank you!!!

Kim

says:

I learned something new with this rule – and it’s so easy for my daughter to remember. Thank you!

Sharon

says:

Love the downloadable posters as a fun visual to help my kids remember the rules! Thank you!

Cassandra D

says:

Great information.

brittany doerfler

says:

Great explaination , bookmarking this!

Mandy

says:

Very helpful information.

Cathy

says:

That’s really neat.

Cheyenne Wilkerson

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That;s pretty awesome! I don’t remember a lot of these rules unfortunately so I’m for sure looking into AAS and AAR for my girls to help them learn and remeber, and for myself too!

CRM

says:

I like this!

Sasha

says:

Love your program! Truly has helped my kids! And gives me a nice refresher on some stuff too!!!

Hannah

says:

That’s wild. I’m so glad there are clearly defined rules I can teach my children in regard to spelling. Thanks!

Joy H

says:

Great resource!

Rebecca

says:

This is one of the rules I learned while teaching my kids AAR and AAS. I have learned quite a few things alongside them! I am loving the AAR and AAS curriculums.

Shana

says:

We are doing all about reading level 4 and my son is actually asking to do the spelling program!

Joyce Barker

says:

These are great. I look forward to trying out more.

Penny

says:

love this!

Cindy

says:

These are terrific books! Sweet stories and lovely illustrations. The text is controlled with no surprises. Thanks for these great books!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’m glad you are enjoying our Readers, Cindy. It is important for reading confidence for students to find no surprises in the stories!

Linda

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Very excited to have discovered this program! I don’t recall if I ever learned some of these rules as a kid, and I’m loving them! It is creating a higher sense of confidence that my children are learning things effectively, especially since you involve different learning styles. Thank you for the posters and lesson videos – these are VERY helpful!!! Looking forward to getting the books and tools and having fun spelling in our Homeschool studies!!!!

Joanna

says:

What a great resource!

Tami Taulborg

says:

Thank you for the great video. We were just dealing with this problem last week!

Shannon

says:

This is genius and you just sold me on this program! My daughter will understand so much better now!

Ashlee

says:

What about Celtic and cello?

Lynette Williams

says:

Aren’t both of those exceptions because they started out as another language and were adopted into English? (Cello was Italian, where the “c” is often a “ch” sound.)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Great question, Ashlee!

Exceptions to the Kids’ Club Rule are very rare and are almost always limited to words that aren’t of English origin. Cello is Italian, where C says /ch/ before E, I, or Y. Celtic has a less clear origin, but please note that dictionaries list /sel/-/tic/, with a soft C, as an acceptable alternative pronunciation.

However, there are literally thousands of words where the Kids’s Club Rule holds true and is completely reliable. All About Spelling does cover Italian words in level 7, as well as French and Spanish words and Latin and Greek word part studies.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Jennifer

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This was such a fun and helpful video. We loved watching it.

Kristina

says:

Love these posters! Thank you for these resources. The spelling rules are so helpful for my kiddos.

Marcie

says:

I’m so excited to have found this!! Can’t wait to go back through more posts. This is my first year HSing my kids. I’m hungry for info!

Kelli Becton

says:

Awesome! Thank you for providing such great resources.

Jill

says:

Love the kids club rule! Soooooo helpful when teaching children!

Nicole

says:

Great tips, they are so helpful and easy for my daughter to recall. She’s learning so much on the AAR program. I recommend it to everyone who asks about reading curriculum.
Thanks
Nicole

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for recommending All About Reading, Nicole!

Michelle

says:

These look like really great resources! Will definitely try them out. Thank you.

Beth

says:

I love the spelling rule posts. So informative!

Carri Seifert

says:

So glad you offer so many resources! This will really helps the posters are great! I think I’m learning along with my kid!

Tara Troness

says:

Love these helpful tips!

Laura

says:

We loved level one, but I never knew all the additional posters existed. I love the simplicity!

Carrie

says:

Thank you for such a fantastic product. We love all about Reading.

zubayr

says:

thanks for keeping them affordable and sometimes even free!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Zubayr! 😊

Nicole

says:

Love this. It is so helpful!

Karlene

says:

Thanks for all the info

S Galuffo

says:

Great tip!

Sarah Smith

says:

Yay! This is so helpful!

Leah Ehrichs

says:

Really helps my kids learn in a easy and fun way!

M kukreja

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Just having a video to show my kids is so helpful to talk about this point in another way. Thanks!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome! I hope your kids enjoy the video. 😊

Deborah Shalosky

says:

Love this, thank you!

Candace Turner

says:

I think these would also be helpful glued into Spelling journals.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

What a great idea, Candace! I think having this and our other spelling rules posters right at your fingertips would be super helpful for students.

Janet Lovoy

says:

Loving this!

Lynn Bailey

says:

Thank you these posters will be helpful

Lisa Dorsett

says:

Thank you for sharing tbis information. I will be using these rules for teaching spelling to my youngest.. Great info!

Mary mcclintock

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I love the rules in AAS are taught in a fashion my son can “get it”. We are just wrapping up level 1 and I can see tremendous difference in his confidence and his spelling skills.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Mary,
It’s so wonderful that you are seeing such a difference in his spelling skills and confidence already! Keep up the great work.

Glenn Gordon

says:

The fact that the poster is split into 2 pieces that have to be taped together really doesn’t help.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I understand your frustration, Glenn. But there is a lot of information on the poster and if we make it small enough for a single page, it’s pretty small. I will pass along the suggestion to look into the possibility of a single page. Thank you.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glenn,
We listened and adapted the posters so that the Kid’s Club Rule and the Floss Rule posters now print on a single page. The Making Words Plural poster still needs two pages, but it has been adapted so that it should be easier to put the two pages together. Enjoy!

Amy Bryant

says:

Love this tip! Thanks for the great info!

Sherry

says:

My little guy is a visual learner I am sure this little video will help him out! Thank you!

Ray

says:

Thank you! I’ve been using a different reading programme with my 4 year old. Would AAS be too challenging for her at this point. So far she’s been spelling CVC words and some CCVC word by herself.
I don’t to put her off spelling. When would it be a good time to start a spelling programme?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

That is a great question, Ray.

Is your 4-year-old reading yet? We recommend waiting to begin All About Spelling 1 until the child has finished All About Reading 1 or the equivalent reading level. While learning to read, students pick up basic skills that will enable them to spell more easily. If your 4-year-old is reading, then even though she is young she could begin All About Spelling. Just be sure to keep the daily lessons very short and move as slowly as she needs to keep it enjoyable and light. Children this age usually love repetition, so it is fine to review a lot if that is what she enjoys. Here are 10 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards to help make it fun.

However, it is also fine to hold off for a while until your daughter is more of a typical age to begin spelling. That is usually around 6 or 7-years-old for most students. Our blog post The Right Time to Start Spelling Instruction details some of the considerations.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Humberto Gurrol

says:

I NEED This

Carrie

says:

I love how the letters are manipulated in the video. It really makes an impact to see the changes!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Carrie,
Yes! The letter tiles often make all the difference between not understanding a concept and being able to see it clearly.

Janet K

says:

I really wish I knew these rules when I was younger. I don’t think I would have had such a difficult time spelling!

Shelley

says:

Thanks for the great tips and video!

Melissa

says:

Thanks for the printables. They really help drive the lesson home.

Fun! And it makes it easy to remember.

Sara Sharer

says:

I can’t wait to show this to my public school reading intervention student. Thank You AAR!

Kristie

says:

This is great!

Nicole

says:

This is brilliant!

Kris

says:

Thanks for this!

Meri Porowai

says:

I always find your blog most helpful. I teach in Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and often find it hard to access such great tips as your blogs provide.
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Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Meri,
I love that the internet allows us to help even those in so far from us, such as the Solomon Islands! Thank you.

Petrina

says:

Thanks for the great tip! Looking forward to sharing with my students.

Desiree

says:

Thanks for sharing this rule! The rules are so helpful to all my children—readers and pre-readers. I recommend your curriculum to everyone who inquires about a reading program!

What great way to remember how to use the “c” and “k” in spelling!

Hollis Letterman

says:

I am glad to have found the AAR and AAS programs. I am using them with a kindergartner and a fourth grader. They both love doing our lessons and they seem to be sticking. I have found them easy to work through at your own pace. The staff is very helpful if you get stuck somewhere and lots of great free resources!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for your kind note, Hollis. I especially love that you have found our staff to be helpful!

Julie Hofer

says:

Looking forward to browsing through this. Thanks

Staci Moses

says:

I just love how you are always finding great teaching examples I can use to teach these language points to my kiddos! Thanks for all the hard work you put into these resources. We appreciate them!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Staci. I’m pleased to know that we are helpful to you in your teaching!

Sarah

says:

We love AAS. These rules help make remembering easier.

Emily

says:

My daughter has a hard time spelling. Looking forward to sharing this with her.

Jeniver

says:

Love these rules! They help SO much!

Mandy

says:

I never thought of it this way!

Jennifer Sloan

says:

We just started All About Spelling and we love it!

Molli Glowacki

says:

Thank you! This will help my new readers so much!

Irene Durante

says:

Thank you!

Lorraine

says:

Thanks for sharing. The rules are so helpful to my young learners.

Catherine B

says:

Love these clearly stated rules! They have helped my struggling students have confidence in their spelling!

Kristen W

says:

I love that I can feel confident to introduce this spelling rule + even use the video to help reinforce it to my kiddos! I am so grateful for AAS!

Edith

says:

That a sweet way to introduce spelling rules..

Deb Dell

says:

Love your download on spelling rules!

Teresa Suck

says:

This is awsome!! I could actually use the video during small group.

Carrie Burgett

says:

This is awesome! We love All About Reading and All About Spelling!!

Anna

says:

Absolutely love this! Thank you! I’m scared to homeschool my kids especially reading and spelling because English is my second language, but this site offers so much practical help. So glad I found this program!!!

Nubia

says:

This is really helpful! I love it!

Jessica

says:

I recommend this program to all my friends and family to instill a love of reading with excellent proficiency!

Kari

says:

I like the visual and tactile approach to teach spelling rules!

Samantha N

says:

This is so helpful and I think my kids will like them.

Kami

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Our family LOVES “All About Spelling.” The lessons are simple and make sense. I have learned along with my children. My favorite part is that my children are able to spell words by understanding the rules and concepts instead of memorizing lists of words. Spelling is easy and enjoyable now!!

Stephanie

says:

This is great! Thanks!

Rose

says:

This is really helpful.

heidi

says:

This is so helpful! I never knew any rules surrounding C and K.

Christy S

says:

Love these spelling rules posters!

Cherie

says:

Love , AAR and AAS

MeganM.

says:

I don’t think I’ve ever seen this written out like this. So helpful!

Kristi Larsen

says:

Thank you for this!

Rebekah

says:

My son would love the posters!

Lizette

says:

Love All About Spelling and the added bonuses we get through the emails and blog.

Erica Dorsett

says:

This was very helpful!

Paula

says:

This sounds like a fun way to help my children feel more empowered with their learning.

Ginger

says:

I absolutely love these spelling rules. Wish someone had taught these rules when I was in school. So glad that my kiddos will benefit from these great tips and rules!!! Thank you for sharing!

Erin Campbell

says:

This is a great resource! Thank you :)

Rhonda

says:

I learned something new!

Amy Bishop

says:

Firm believer in this curriculum! I’ve personally seen the successful outcome from using AAR!

Keira

says:

We have been loving all about spelling! Thank you!

Abby

says:

I just love it when all about learning emails pop into my inbox – always full of insightful tips and tricks to help me help my budding readers out!

Kathryn

says:

As a full-time homeschool mom and part-time tutor, I really appreciate this website and your ideas! I have found it great for students with dyslexia and all types of learners!

Christine

says:

I love these graphics! I’ve been having to remind my son of this rule lately. Maybe some cool pictures will do the trick!

Sherry

says:

Love the graphics!

Samantha Bedel

says:

i love your AAR program, and i love that you dont just sell us a program and leave us hanging on all the extras, theres so much in the way of freebie and blog articles that are actually something people want and can use. such a womderful program that really cares about the students and parent/teachers

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you for your kind note, Samantha! We’re always glad to help. I’m so glad you are enjoying the fun “extras” too!

Kelsey Frost

says:

Love the posters, such great visuals!!

Kori

says:

I will have to use this with my 4 year old! She is just learning the difference between the hard C and soft C.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hope this helps your little one easily master C and K, Kori! 😊

Robin

says:

All About Reading and All ABout Spelling have been such a joy to use! I’m on my second child now and its so nice to go through the same program again!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Awww, thank you, Robin! I love that you are enjoying All About Reading and All About Spelling as much the second time through.

Tamra Parsons

says:

My son and I just did this lesson today and the tools provided really helped him to understand the rule. Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Tamra,
I’m excited to hear that this lesson went well for you and your son today! It’s a simple rule, initially taught with simple words, but it applies to very complex words like concentrate and kinetic too.

Kathleen Morris

says:

I love AAR so far! I am excited to eventually get AAS soon!

Meshia Horn

says:

Thanks for the free spelling posters!!

Bethany

says:

I learned to teach it:
K before e, i or y
C before a, o, u or any consonant.
But I like how this gives further explanation about why this rule works.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Bethany,
How you learned this spelling pattern is, of course, correct, but focusing on E, I, and Y and trying C first minimizes how much memorization young students have to do. A couple of my kids really struggled with memorization, so I appreciated the simplicity of this rule!

EJ Blohm

says:

Thanks!

Lorri

says:

Very helpful!

Crystal Abel

says:

Thank you for providing these resources! I would love to win this! Thanks!

Allison

says:

I never knew this rule! So cool!

Christi

says:

When we taught this rule, it taught me something! I didn’t realize there was a rule for this.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I experienced this too, Christi! I kind of knew intuitively when to use which letter, but I loved being able to teach my children such a simple and very reliable rule. No intuitive guessing needed!

Angela

says:

Thank you so much for providing great video tips for us to use in teaching our kids to read and spell!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Angela!

Donna Bonjour

says:

Love these resources!

Shellie

says:

Very cool trick!

Rebecca Harris

says:

Loved AAR

Elaine Tipton

says:

This is a great one!

Ashley

says:

Awesome, thank you for this!!!

Erin Heidrick

says:

Thanks for the printable posters, these will be nice to hang up for reminders for my children.

Katie

says:

Thanks for this!!! We love AAR and AAS!

Christy

says:

This seems like a great program!

janae

says:

Very helpful!

Kelsey Callahan

says:

Love this video my daughter will enjoy this!!!

Amelia

says:

I love this video! I can’t wait to share it with my daughter tomorrow.

Such an easy memorable way for children to remember when o use ‘c’ or ‘k’. I have a child tomorrow who will lap up this seemingly solution to the desperately confusing problem.

Claudia Blumrick

says:

Loved it. I haven’t seen this rule before. Thank you SO much.

PAULA MARTIN

says:

Thank you! Great tip!

Zikhona Tefu

says:

I’m so glad I stumbled across this! Thanks for this post.

Milly

says:

What is the rule for the K? Why can’t i spell car, cat, cab, crab with K? What if I like to spell them with a K? Is there a rule for K?

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Milly,
K is simply not used at the beginning of a word unless the /k/ sound is followed by an e, i, or y which would make the C say it’s soft /s/ sound. So, the rule for K is not to use it at the beginning of a word unless C won’t work.

Then, at the end of a word or syllable, CK is used immediately after a short vowel and K is used otherwise.

But, people do use K where it probably should not be all the time. Names tend to be free to break the rules, and we have very popular rule breaker names in Karen, Kayla, Kate, Kurt, and Koby.

Lindsey Stone

says:

This a great visual! I am going to print the posters and put in our school room! :) my kiddos love the phonics & spelling rules.

Amanda Durst

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How does this rule apply to kangaroo? Are they other exceptions?

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Amanda,
This is a great question!

According to The ABCs and All Their Tricks by Margaret Bishop, 904 words use a K for the /k/ sound and only 40 of them have the K followed by A, O, U, or L. All 40 are borrowed from other languages (sorry, the book doesn’t list the exceptions).

Kangaroo is among those 40, but really when you look at the history of the word it shouldn’t have ended up spelled with a K. Apparently, the botanist Joseph Banks that sailed with Captain Cook coined the English form of the word in 1770. The Australian Aborigine language it came from (Guugu Yimidhirr) didn’t have a written language, so Banks was free to use whatever spelling he wanted. I wonder if he used a K because didn’t know the English rule on when to use K over C.

Tania

says:

As an ESL mom I appreciate these tips. Thanks :)

Mindy Shearer

says:

I love these rules. I wish someone had taught them to me when I was learning to read!

mickey

says:

Thanks for the tip

Stacy

says:

Great tip!

Jennifer

says:

This is a nice graphic. I think my daughter is finally getting this right almost all the time, but it took awhile. I’ll be showing her this if she has trouble again. Thanks!

Avis

says:

I always love these tips, and have loved all the blogs and info I’ve seen on your product, but have never had enough funds for them. 4 girls, different levels, that’s a lot of curriculum cost on one subject.

Heidi Schwake

says:

Love the All About Products very easy to open, go, and be productive. We are near the beginning and haven’t gotten to the c/k Kids Club Rule yet. I am confused by #3. How do you explain to your child when it works and doesn’t work? Thanks.

Merry

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Hi Heidi,

#3 is based on #’s 1 and 2. So, C “works” for the K sound if the next letter is not E, I, or Y. Check out Lesson 16 (or this PDF file) to see how the demonstration works–the letter tiles really help!

http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/content/downloads/AAS-L1-Steps16-17.pdf

Let me know if you have additional questions.

Huh! What a great “trick”! I’ll have to show this to my kiddos! Thanks! :)

Corrine

says:

We have really enjoyed All About Spelling. We’re in our fourth level. These tips and tricks pages are awesome!

Madison

says:

I really love this approach to teaching spelling. It is so much better than just memorizing words. It really gives children the power to understand the reasons behind the spelling, which gives them to power to spell words they have never even seen before! I didn’t even know this rule, I just knew from memorization that those words were spelled that way.

Katie L

says:

I love the graphic for the rule, it’s a fun way to visually see it and make it easier to remember. :)

Erica Danforth

says:

That’s an awesome tip!!! I have been racking my brain for an easy way to teach my daughter the difference.

Nicole Smith

says:

I love this idea! My kids would really enjoy this. Learning made fun.

Liz H.

says:

Great tip!

Michelle Drake

says:

Wow, this is clever. We were just talking about this today because our daughter was trying to figure out what letters different words started with which is a favorite game of hers right now (she is 4). We spend a lot of time with her saying “what does____ start with” and me sounding out the word for her to figure it out. The hard C always throws her off! I wish I had know this trick earlier today, but glad I know it now! Even I learned something. Thanks.