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Encyclopedia Brown Chapter Books

Encyclopedia Brown - A Chapter Book Review from All About Reading

What do you get when you combine an extremely intelligent fifth-grade boy and a strong and savvy fifth-grade girl with a gang of mean boys, a police detective, and a neighborhood full of kids?

You get the sleuthing adventures of the Encyclopedia Brown series!

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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.

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A Is for Appetizing Alligator

A Is for Alligator - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If the sight of vegetables makes your little one say “see you later, alligator,” this snack is for you!

Alligators dream of eating lunch with their big teeth and powerful jaws, but this healthy and delicious recipe turns the tables on those ravenous reptiles.

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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.

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Word Flippers

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Have you seen our Word Flippers?

Word Flippers are a popular component of the All About Reading program. They are fun and motivating for kids, and a simple-yet-effective tool for you as the teacher.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Down Syndrome

Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Reading and Down Syndrome

Learning to read isn’t always easy, even under the best of circumstances. But what if you have a child with a significant learning disability like Down syndrome? What’s the best way to teach reading in that situation?

Jennifer is a real mom with a real child with Down syndrome. But Jennifer and her husband didn’t let the fact that their son Joseph had Down syndrome stop them from believing that they could homeschool him.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Spelling and Cursive

Real Moms, Real Kids: All About Spelling and Cursive

Can you teach spelling and cursive at the very same time?

Lori* is a real mom with two real kids who use All About Spelling. Cursive writing was a skill that Lori’s kids desperately needed to improve, but she was struggling to fit another subject into their school day.

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Creating the Alphabet with Building Blocks

Creating the Alphabet with Building Blocks - a letter recognition activity for preschoolers from All About Reading

One of the most effective ways to help your child learn the letters is through play. Creating the alphabet with building blocks, such as Lego, is a fun way for preschoolers to become more familiar with letters.

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How to Get a Membership with Learning Ally

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Have you heard of Learning Ally?

I first became aware of this wonderful organization back in 2000 when my son’s struggle with Tourette’s syndrome and dyslexia made it difficult for him to focus on text. Back then, the organization was known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, but in 2011 they became simply Learning Ally.

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B Is for Buzzing Bumblebee

B Is for Buzzing Bumblebee - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Preschoolers usually aren’t fond of bumblebees, but this is one bee that won’t create mayhem when it starts buzzing around your kitchen.

Our most recent ABC Snacks recipe takes something potentially scary and turns it into something that’s sweet enough to eat. It’s a honey of a healthy snack that’s easy to make and even easier to eat—even for the littlest bee in your hive!

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10 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards

8 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards - From All About Spelling

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.

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9 Ways to Keep Reading and Spelling Lessons Motivating

9 Ways to Keep Reading and Spelling Lessons Motivating - All About Learning Press

Any daily activity—whether it’s washing the dishes, walking the dog, or practicing piano—has the potential to become repetitive after a while. And that’s true of working on reading and spelling too.

That’s why the ability to keep your children motivated and open to learning is an important part of being a master teacher.

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