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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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Alphabet Picture Books

Alphabet Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

Alphabet picture books are an amazing category of books! Not only do they come in a multitude of child-friendly themes, they are wonderful for increasing letter knowledge, building vocabulary, and developing phonemic awareness. And you can do all of that while snuggling up together on the couch!

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Automaticity in Reading and Spelling

Helping Kids Achieve Automaticity in Reading and Spelling - from All About Learning Press

Automaticity is the ability to do something without conscious thought.

For example, as you read this post, you probably aren’t consciously thinking about how to decode every word. You’ve reached automaticity in reading, which helps you pay attention to the content.

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A to Z Mysteries Chapter Books

A to Z Mysteries - Chapter Book Reviews from All About Reading

Millions of kids have read the A to Z Mysteries series and it’s easy to see why. Children’s author Ron Roy has filled his books with enough mystery and adventure to keep kids on the edge of their seats. And parents love that the books engage their kids’ attention while helping to turn them into enthusiastic readers.

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How Can I Get Box Art?

How Can I Get Box Art? - All About Learning Press

Box art is this crazy thing we do here at All About Learning Press. It’s really pretty simple: box art is a drawing on a shipping box or envelope. And box art has been making our customers giddy with excitement since our very first request back in 2011!

But our box art isn’t just any drawing; it’s a custom drawing created per your request. That’s right—whatever you request will be expertly drawn on your package by our talented shipping crew right here in our shipping department.

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Ziggy Zebra’s Favorite Picture Books

Ziggy Zebra's Favorite Picture Books - Book Reviews from All About Reading

The Zigzag Zebra (affectionately known as Ziggy) is a familiar face to users of our pre-reading program. Ziggy is a young zebra who loves to read right along with young students.

But have you ever wondered what Ziggy likes to read? Well, I asked him to share a list of his favorite picture books with you, and you probably won’t be surprised to discover that there are zebras in all of Ziggy’s picks. Check out this list of zebra picture books from everybody’s favorite zebra!

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Make Your Own Tactile Letter Cards

Tactile Letter Cards - a letter recognition activity from All About Reading

Children learn about the world around them through their senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting. And of course…

Children Learn by Touching

Here at All About Learning Press, we’re really big on the multisensory approach because learning is so much more effective when children learn through all their senses. Our tactile letter cards provide a great multisensory way for little ones to learn about the alphabet.

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Real Moms, Real Kids: English Language Learners

Real Moms, Real Kids: Using AAR and AAS with English Language Learners

Teaching children to read can be difficult under the best of circumstances. But just imagine the challenge of teaching a child whose first language is not English.

This is the challenge that Carrie faces as she homeschools her children. Carrie’s children are “English language learners,” (also known as “second language learners”). 

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