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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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The Essential Guide to Teaching Compound Words

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Compound words are formed when two smaller words combine to form a new word, as in these examples:

mail + box = mailbox
milk + shake = milkshake
note + book = notebook

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A Treasure Trove of Pirate Activities for Reading and Spelling

2 pirates ready for pirate activities

Shiver me timbers, we love playing pirates! Just look at these scallywags playing hooky from our office in the middle of the day…and on a pirate ship no less! International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” must be right around the corner!

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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. In this article, you will discover five ways to individualize instruction according to your child’s specific needs—making reading and spelling easier.

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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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20 Activities for Kinesthetic Learning

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Kinesthetic activities (also known as hands-on activities) are fantastic for teaching reading and spelling. The term kinesthetic refers to touching, doing, experiencing, or being physically active. The kinesthetic pathway is one of the three main pathways to the brain.

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B Is for Bee Craft

Child gluing eyes onto his bee craft.

Have you heard the buzz? This week’s animal letter craft is coming your way and it’s really quite bee-u-tiful! Our B Is for Bee craft is colorful and fun, so let’s get started!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used blue, black, white, and yellow)
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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 and Heidi are real moms with real kids who happen to have Down syndrome. But Down syndrome didn’t stop these amazing moms from believing they could homeschool their boys.

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Language Arts in My Household

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At its most basic level, language arts is about communication: taking in information and sharing information with others. Sounds simple, right?

So why is language arts such a difficult subject to plan and teach?

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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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Why Classical Homeschoolers Love AAR and AAS

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.

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L Is for Lickety-Split Lemonade

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Enjoy the summery-fresh taste of homemade lemonade with this super easy recipe!

Most of the recipes in our ABC Snacks Series are designed to be made with just 1 or 2 kids, but with our Lickety-split Lemonade you’ll have enough to quench the thirst of the whole neighborhood!

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