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Reading with Expression: 5 Teaching Tips and a Free Printable

sheep card for reading with expression activity

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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How to Teach Open and Closed Syllables

girl wonders how to spell kitten

Closed and open syllables are the first two syllable types students should learn. Out of the six syllable types, these two are the easiest for students to master.

What Is a Closed Syllable?

In its simplest form, a closed syllable is a vowel followed by a consonant. Examples include cap, sit, and up.

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Drag Race – A Reading and Spelling Review Activity

review activity drag race car

Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!

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How to Do Spelling Dictation

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What Is Spelling Dictation?

Dictation is a great tool for teaching spelling because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application. Simply put, you say a phrase or sentence containing their spelling words, and students repeat it and write it down.

Because it is such a beneficial tool, spelling dictation is included in every lesson of All About Spelling.

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L Is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

L is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch - An ABC Snack

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

Though we don’t have a pot of gold to share with you here, we do have another great St. Patrick’s Day ABC Snacks idea for you to enjoy with your little leprechauns!

With this holiday-inspired veggie snack, your children will have fun creating and eating a great snack, learning about St. Patrick, and practicing the letter L—all at the same time.

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Motivation to Read: 10 Tips for Preschoolers

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What Is Motivation to Read?

A child who has motivation to read wants to learn to read. He has gotten the message that reading is fun and thinks “It’s something I want to do soon!” He’s eager and willing.

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SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet

SH Is for Shamrocks & Sherbet- An ABC Snack from All About Reading

If you’re looking for a tasty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, these colorful, easy-to-create snacks just might be the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

Everyone knows that leprechauns love silly shenanigans, so don’t be surprised if silliness ensues while your little leprechauns make and eat this yummy ABC Snack.

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A Is for Apple Craft

little girl finishing her lowercase letter a craft

Chomp, chomp, chomp—yum, yum, yum! Is there anything tastier than a ripe red apple? Your little ones will enjoy the fruits of their labor with this ABC Craft for the letter A. You can be sure there won’t be any bad apples in this bunch!

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Using Hedbanz to Build Language Skills

Hedbanz game playing pieces

Who’s the best detective in your family? Let Hedbanz help you find out!

Hilarious Question-and-Answer Fun!

Get ready for laughs as each player tries to figure out what’s on the card in his or her headband.

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B Is for Bat Craft

child glues fang to her lowercase b craft

Most bats only come out at night, but this one isn’t afraid of daytime flights. He’s soaring your way to help teach lowercase letter B at any time of day! Let your preschoolers take wing with this easy ABC Craft, and this bat will fly right into their hearts!

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Improving Your Child’s Working Memory

elephant reading and scratching his head.

Have you ever been introduced to someone only to realize five minutes later that you can’t recall her name?

Or maybe you’ve experienced this one: you suddenly remember that you need to add something to your shopping list, but by the time you find a pen, you can’t remember what you were going to write.

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C Is for Compass Craft

child assembling lowercase c craft Clearly, this clever ABC Craft calls for a celebration! Your preschoolers are certain to delight in learning lowercase letter C with this cute compass as their guide. Just follow the directions and you’ll arrive at your crafting destination before anyone can ask, “Are we there yet?” Continue reading…