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Fun Ways to Count Syllables

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If your child has trouble counting syllables, or if you are teaching this concept for the first time, this post is for you! Read on to discover four fun ways to count syllablesand while you’re at it, be sure to check out all the extra practice activities and download a free printable “Count the Syllables” game.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: Vision Problems

Did you know that your child can have 20/20 vision yet still have trouble reading text?

Undiagnosed vision problems are quite common. In fact, experts1 estimate that 1 in 10 children has a vision issue that affects learning. Here at All About Learning Press, parents regularly share stories with us that prompt us to suggest vision testing.

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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. In fact, most of us learned to spell—or at least we attempted to learn to spell—with some type of spelling list method.

But when you stop to think about it, you’ll realize that most spelling lists really aren’t designed to help a child learn to spell.

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12 Reasons Teachers Love All About Reading and All About Spelling

12 Reasons Why Teachers Love All About Reading and All About Spelling

Did you know that All About Reading and All About Spelling are great options for the classroom?

Both programs are used in a variety of educational settings, including regular and special education classrooms in public and private schools. Continue reading…

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Hank the Cowdog Chapter Books

Hank the Cowdog - Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Looking for a series of chapter books that includes a delightful mix of fun, mystery, and adventure? Get ready for a treat when you introduce your children to John R. Erickson’s Hank the Cowdog series.

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Multisensory Teaching for Reading and Spelling

Multisensory Teaching for Reading and Spelling

Using a multisensory approach when teaching reading and spelling can transform your lessons—for both you and your child.

Multisensory teaching doesn’t have to be difficult, as you will discover in this article. First watch this video and then read on to discover exactly what the multisensory approach is and how you can apply it in your lessons.

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Gooney Bird Greene Chapter Books

Gooney Bird Greene Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

If you’re looking for a delightful choice for read-aloud time—or if your child is eager to explore a series of humorous chapter books—here’s one you won’t want to miss: Lois Lowry’s lighthearted Gooney Bird Greene series.

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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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