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Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling

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If your student is a beginning or struggling speller, one of the most important things you can do is teach him how to segment words. Knowing how to segment opens up a whole world of literacy. In fact, it’s surprising that this important spelling skill isn’t taught more widely, especially given how easy it is to teach.

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E Is for Emperor’s Eggs

Completed ABC Snacks that start with P snack

Emperor penguins are amazing!

At the beginning of the winter, the female penguin lays an egg and then goes off in search of food. The daddy penguin stays behind with a very important job. While he waits for the mother to return, the father has to keep the egg (and himself) warm during the long, frigid, Antarctic winter.

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Plunge into Fun with The Penguin Pack

Who loves penguins?

Here at All About Learning Press, we’re kind of partial to penguins! In fact, we think penguins are so awesome that we decided to create an extra special pack of penguin activities to share with you.

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Favorite Picture Books for Christmas

Favorite Picture Books for Christmas - Picture Book Reviews from All About Reading

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” and taking time out from the busyness of the season to read a few of these wonderful picture books with your family will make it extra special. Whether it’s the touching story of a special gift for a little girl, a magical journey to the North Pole, or a life-changing moment for an ornery camel, you won’t want to miss a single book on this list.

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Thanksgiving Scramble – A Fun Make-a-Word Activity

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that usually means a smorgasbord of tasty treats shared with family and friends around the table! Cook up a bit of extra holiday fun with this delicious Thanksgiving-themed word scramble activity! Ready to dig in?

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Create a Christmas Book Advent Calendar

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Have you ever heard of a Christmas book Advent calendar? It’s so simple and yet so fun. And best of all, it’s the perfect way to incorporate read-aloud time into your family’s holiday traditions.

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The Kids’ Club Rule for Spelling

raccoon in a kids club rule clubhouse

Why is camp spelled with a C instead of a K? And why is kitchen spelled with a K? After all, both words start with the sound of /k/. Is it completely random, or is there a method to this madness? Fortunately, there is—and we call it the Kids’ Club Rule!

This spelling rule is an easy way to figure out when to use C and when to use K at the beginning of a word.

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Picture Books for Thanksgiving

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Are you looking for Thanksgiving picture books to share with your children this holiday season? Here is a lovely selection that will demonstrate gratitude, show kindheartedness, and explain the rich traditions of Thanksgiving.

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Our Top Tips for Using the Letter Tiles App

letter tiles app tips

Are you using the Letter Tiles app and need a few tips for using it more effectively? We’ve got you covered! Watch as Shanna demonstrates our top 11 tips in the video or continue reading below!

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Using Bananagrams to Build Language Skills

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Go Bananas with Bananagrams!

How quickly can you take a handful of letters and create an intersecting grid of words? It’s a fun challenge!

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X Is for X-citing X-ray Skeleton

X is for X-ray - An ABC Snack

It’s not easy to find a snack for the letter X!

But we found one that is so cute and so much fun.

Like most of my ABC Snacks, my X-citing X-ray Veggie Skeleton recipe pairs healthy eating with a hands-on activity that even preschoolers can help create.

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Fun with Emojis: An “Emotional” Fluency Activity

Fun with Emojis two cute emojis

Whether it’s a simple winky face or an encouraging thumbs up, emojis can bring a bit of fun to everyday communication. But did you know that you can use emojis to improve your child’s reading, too? It’s true! Here’s how.

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