5 Ways to Customize Reading and Spelling Instruction

5 Ways to Customize Reading and Spelling Instruction - All About Learning Press

Teaching a child to read and spell is not a “one size fits all” proposition.

Every child is unique. Consider for a moment all the things that make children different from each other. Does your child learn quickly? Or does he have special learning challenges? Does he have a limited attention span? Does he need more (or less) review to help concepts “stick”?

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Real Moms, Real Kids: Waiting for a Breakthrough

Real Moms, Real Kids: Waiting for a Breakthrough from All About Learning Press

Have you ever felt like your child just doesn’t “get it”? You push and you teach and you teach some more, but you’re just met with resistance.

A wide range of things can cause resistance when you’re teaching reading and spelling.

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Teaching Latin Roots with Word Trees

Teaching Latin Roots with Word Trees - from All About Learning Press

Many English words come from Latin roots, so becoming familiar with these roots will naturally make reading and spelling easier. But studying word roots is really boring, right?

No! At least, it doesn’t have to be. And Word Trees are my favorite way to teach words derived from Latin roots—and make it engaging to boot!

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What Happens after All About Reading?

What Happens After All About Reading - from All About Learning Press

If your child has recently finished All About Reading, my first piece of advice to you is to celebrate! Have a piece of cake. Call up Grandma and Grandpa. Take the rest of the day off and go to the park.

And of course, don’t forget to document this milestone and send us a photo! It makes my day when we hear from kids like Katie who complete our program!

The accomplishment feels fantastic, doesn’t it?

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The Best of 2016: Blog Wrap-Up

The Best of 2016: Blog Wrap-Up

Thanks to YOU, it’s been another amazing year here at All About Learning Press!

Simply put, we love serving you. Your enthusiasm for All About Reading and All About Spelling fuels our excitement for the mission of AALP—helping children learn to read and spell.

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Snowman Picture Books

Picture Books about Winter - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

When winter comes and snow piles high in the yard, there’s nothing better to do than build a snowman! This collection of sweet picture books will inspire you to create some wintertime magic with your preschooler.

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How to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

How to Build Your Child's Vocabulary - From All About Reading

Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. For example, when a beginning reader sees the word dog in a book, he begins to sound it out. When he realizes that he is very familiar with the word dog, he reads it with confidence.

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Advent Calendar for Book Lovers

A Picture Book Advent Calendar - from All About Reading

Have you ever heard of an Advent calendar for book lovers? It’s so simple and yet so fun, and a perfect way to incorporate read-aloud time into your family’s holiday traditions.

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G Is for Gobble, Gobble

ABC Snacks - G is for Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and this adorable turkey snack from our ABC Snacks series is a perfectly healthy way to begin your holiday feast.

What makes it even better is that your children can help you prepare the whole thing!

This creative snack is the best kind of snack–healthy, beautiful, and delicious. It will add just the right touch to your Thanksgiving festivities!

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Perfect Picture Books for Thanksgiving

Picture Books for Thanksgiving - book reviews from All About Reading

Are you looking for Thanksgiving picture books to share with your children this holiday season? Here is a lovely selection that will demonstrate gratitude, show kindheartedness, and explain the rich traditions of Thanksgiving.

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Why Copywork Doesn’t Always Work for Teaching Spelling

Why Copywork Doesn't Always Work - All About 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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The Penderwicks Chapter Books

The Penderwicks Chapter Book Series Reviews - from All About Reading

Author Jeanne Birdsall once said that her ideal book would include “loving families and siblings that got along.” This sentiment essentially summarizes Birdsall’s delightful quartet of volumes that make up the bestselling Penderwicks series.

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