M Is for Marvelous Mittens

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Don’t Put Those Mittens Away!

When winter hangs on and the snow keeps piling up, a bit of extra warmth is just what the weatherman ordered!

But not ALL mittens are for wearing. These mittens are for eating!

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Why Copywork Doesn’t Always Work for Teaching Spelling

Perhaps you’ve heard of using copywork to teach spelling. Maybe you’ve even assigned some spelling copywork to your children. Still, you may be wondering about the benefits of this popular homeschool discipline.

And more importantlydoes it really work?

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How to Teach Schwas

Maybe you haven’t heard of schwas before, or maybe you’ve heard of them but are wondering how to teach schwas to your children. If so—read on! By the end of this post, I hope to have helped you make sense of the schwa.

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8 Ways to Use Refrigerator Magnets

using refrigerator magnets to teach the aphabet

Here are eight fantastic ways to develop pre-reading skills using alphabet refrigerator magnets (with no mess or fuss)! And if magnets don’t stick to your fridge, you can do these same activities using a metal baking sheet or the front of your dishwasher.

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Reading with Expression: 5 Teaching Tips and a Free Printable

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If you’re looking for some great ways to teach your child to read with expression, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to download a fun printable activity and then read our top five tips.

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Wonderful Picture Books for Winter

boy catching snowflakes on his tongue.

Ahh…winter! There’s just so much to love—the stillness of the night after a blanket of snow has covered the ground; the crunch of snow underfoot; and curling up in front of a crackling fire with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a wonderful picture book for winter! And speaking of books, the books below will bring warmth to even the chilliest winter day!

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The “No Gaps” Approach to Reading and Spelling

girl climbing a ladder with no gaps

Does your child have gaps in reading and spelling?

Hundreds of thousands of children struggle to learn to read and spell. They spend hour after tiring hour being fed information, only to eventually be tagged as “unable to read” or labeled with a learning disability that keeps them from being able to spell.

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Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling

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If your student is a beginning or struggling speller, one of the most important things you can do is teach him how to segment words. Knowing how to segment opens up a whole world of literacy. In fact, it’s surprising that this important spelling skill isn’t taught more widely, especially given how easy it is to teach.

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E Is for Emperor’s Eggs

Completed ABC Snacks that start with P snack

Emperor penguins are amazing!

At the beginning of the winter, the female penguin lays an egg and then goes off in search of food. The daddy penguin stays behind with a very important job. While he waits for the mother to return, the father has to keep the egg (and himself) warm during the long, frigid, Antarctic winter.

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Plunge into Fun with The Penguin Pack

Who loves penguins?

Here at All About Learning Press, we’re kind of partial to penguins! In fact, we think penguins are so awesome that we decided to create an extra special pack of penguin activities to share with you.

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Favorite Picture Books for Christmas

Favorite Picture Books for Christmas - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” and taking time out from the busyness of the season to read a few of these wonderful picture books with your family will make it extra special. Whether it’s the touching story of a special gift for a little girl, a magical journey to the North Pole, or a life-changing moment for an ornery camel, you won’t want to miss a single book on this list.

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Thanksgiving Scramble – A Fun Make-a-Word Activity

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that usually means a smorgasbord of tasty treats shared with family and friends around the table! Cook up a bit of extra holiday fun with this delicious Thanksgiving-themed word scramble activity! Ready to dig in?

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