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Ramona Chapter Books

Ramona Chapter Books - book reviews from All About Reading

Beloved for generations, the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary captures all the complexities of childhood and presents them with warmth, humor, and an unfailing sense of optimism. Ramona chapter books offer widespread appeal as engaging chapter books for young readers or as read-alouds for the entire family.

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How to Develop Reading Fluency

If your child struggles with reading fluency—and listening to him read aloud is a painful experience—then this article is for you!

We’ve all heard kids who read aloud with a choppy, almost robotic tone. It’s hard to grasp the meaning of what they’re reading. They may read too fast, or they may read too slowly and laboriously.

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Why Classical Homeschoolers Love AAR and AAS

Why Classical Homeschoolers Love AAR and AAS - from All About Learning Press

Are you part of a Classical Conversations community, or do you follow the classical model as outlined in The Well-Trained Mind? Do you have a child enrolled in a classical school or co-op? Or maybe you’re just beginning to explore the idea of using the classical approach in your homeschool.

No matter where you are on your classical homeschool journey, you don’t have to wonder about how to teach reading and spelling, because I’ve got some great news for you.

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Picture Books about Grandparents

Picture Books About Grandparents - book reviews from All About Reading

This beautiful collection of picture books about grandparents honors grandpas and grandmas from many cultures and periods of history. As you share these books with your children, you’ll be reminded how fortunate we are to have the strength and guidance of the older generation.

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“Feed the Puppy” Alphabet Game

Learning the alphabet is an important first step on the road to reading. Our Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game helps kids practice the alphabet in a fun way. After all, who doesn’t love a cute puppy?

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Is All About Spelling Right for My Child?

Is All About Spelling Right for My Child? - All About Learning Press

Deep down, I’m a problem solver. If you’re a parent, you probably are, too. You’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that your child can spell because it is such a critical subject.

In an ideal world, you could teach spelling and it would just “click” for your child. But alas, that often isn’t the case. Maybe you started with a spelling program that just didn’t teach in the way your child could understand. Or maybe your child says he “hates spelling” or is having trouble progressing beyond a certain level.

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Picture Books for Bookworms

Picture Books for Bookworms - book reviews from All About Reading

Do you have a bookworm in your house? A bookworm would rather read than sleep, and a bookworm walks down the sidewalk with his nose buried in a book. If that sounds like someone you know, this list is for you. We’ve got books about libraries, books about books, and books about people who love books! So grab your book lover and your library card and enjoy a few of these picture books for bookworms!

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Why We Teach Reading and Spelling Separately

Why We Teach Reading and Spelling Separately - All About Learning Press

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

  • All-in-one programs combine reading and spelling in a single lesson, and the lesson often includes handwriting, grammar, and composition as well. When the student learns to read the word bread, for example, he learns to spell the word in the same lesson.
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Redwall Chapter Books

Redwall Chapter Books Reviews - from All About Reading

Are you looking for a classic series to add to your family read-aloud time? Do you have a child who loves animals and epic adventure? If your family loves The Chronicles of Narnia or The Hobbit, it’s time to take a look at the Redwall Series!

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How We Make Reading and Spelling Easy to Teach

Making Reading and Spelling Easy to Teach - All About Learning Press

I know you’ve got a lot to do in a day! And teaching reading and spelling should be one of the easier things on your list. That’s why our programs are designed to help you teach your children in the most efficient, effective way possible, with no fluff and no gaps.

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Signs of a Reading Problem

Child with reading problem

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.

Let’s get some answers for you!

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What Happens after All About Spelling?

What To Do After All About Spelling

Whether your child has finished formal spelling instruction or you are just looking forward to that glorious day, this post will give you plenty of ideas of “what to do next.”

The first thing to do is to send me a note. Seriously! I love to hear from students who have completed the All About Spelling series (like our friend Josiah here).

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