How to Organize All About Reading…or Not!

You’ve probably heard that we make it easy to customize our programs to suit your student’s needs, but did you know that All About Reading can meet your needs too? Watch the video below to see how!

Continue reading…

H Is for Handy Hammy Roll-ups

Looking for teaching tips for the Letter H? Here’s a tasty idea! Enjoy a delicious snack that starts with the letter H. Get all the deliciousness (and double the fun) of a ham sandwich in these easy-to-make, yummy-to-eat roll-ups.

One of the snacks from my ABC Snacks Series that can double as lunch, Handy Hammy Roll-ups are as fun to make as they are to eat.

Continue reading…

Signs of a Reading Problem

signs of a reading problem featured graphic

Do you suspect that your child has a reading problem? If so, you’re not alone.

Lots of parents come to us looking for answers to their children’s reading problems. My own son had struggles with reading when he was young, so not only do I have the help you need, I also understand firsthand what you’re going through.

Continue reading…

Does Your Child’s Spelling List Make Sense?

Does Your Child's Spelling List Make Sense? - a post from All About Spelling

Spelling lists are the foundation of many spelling programs. But when you take a closer look, you’ll see that most spelling lists don’t make sense to the student. In fact, most lists have major flaws that actually keep kids from learning to spell.

Continue reading…

ABC Caterpillar: A Letter Recognition Activity

ABC Caterpillar - a letter recognition activity for preschoolers from All About Reading

Is there any better way to learn the alphabet than with a cute ABC caterpillar? This adorable activity promotes letter recognition and builds pre-reading skills.

Continue reading…

Wingfeather Saga Chapter Books

If you are looking for books that older children will enjoy, the Wingfeather Saga is for you! Fourteen-year-old Jimmy is such a huge fan of the Wingfeather Saga that we asked him to help us write this review. Jimmy doesn’t normally love to read, but this series captured his attention and turned him into a voracious reader. He couldn’t put these books down!

Continue reading…

Why We Teach Reading and Spelling Separately

You may have noticed that language arts programs can be divided into two types: all-in-one programs and single-subject programs.

Continue reading…

Teaching Idioms: It’s a Piece of Cake!

a piece of cake with pink frosting

The English language is full of unique colloquial sayings and expressions known as idioms. Exploring their definition and characteristics is essential to teach idioms. To effectively teach idioms, let’s first explore their definition and characteristics.

Idioms, which are fun and colorful expressions, have meanings that differ from their literal interpretations. Helping children understand and learn idioms improves reading comprehension and vocabulary.

If someone tells you not to bite off more than you can chew, they are not cautioning you about the size of the morsel of food on your fork. And if something costs you an arm and a leg, it doesn’t mean you have to pay with an actual arm and a leg … thank goodness!

Continue reading…

Favorite Interactive Picture Books

Interactive Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

Reading to an active child can be a challenge, but interactive picture books can help your child reap all the benefits of reading aloud together—without forcing him to sit still.

Continue reading…

Fun Ways to Develop Phonological Awareness

Cute dog with one ear up listening

What Is Phonological Awareness?

It’s a big term, but it’s really quite basic: phonological awareness is the ability to hear and identify the various sounds in spoken words.

Continue reading…

10 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards

Taking the time to review spelling Word Cards is an important part of your child’s day, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem “exciting.” But as we all know, review is what makes learning stick. The more kids review what they have learned, the more they will remember.

In fact, regular review is such an important part of learning to spell that every lesson in All About Spelling includes a review of previously taught skills.

Continue reading…

Using All About Spelling with Older Students

All About Spelling is frequently used with teens and adults. But sometimes parents and teachers aren’t sure how to get started with older students who need remedial work.

Continue reading…