“How To” Posts

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How to Teach Homophones

Confused by homophones? You’re not alone, but this post can help!

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How to Handle Spelling Mistakes

The way you handle spelling mistakes can make a huge difference in your child’s ability and confidence.

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How To Make Your Own Fabric Alphabet

This easy-to-make fabric alphabet will provide hours of kid-friendly, educational fun. Download our free template!

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How to Develop Reading Fluency

Many children struggle with fluency in reading. Follow these tips to help your child become a more fluent reader.

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How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers

Is your preschooler ready to learn the alphabet? This post is jam-packed with letter recognition activities.

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How to Teach Contractions

Give your child a solid understanding of how contractions are formed and what they actually mean.

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How to Motivate Your Child to Read

“I hate reading!” Have you ever heard this declaration from your child? If so, this post is for you.

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How to Teach Schwas

Explore several strategies to help your children deal with words that have muffled vowel sounds in the unaccented syllable.

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How to Beat the Summer Slide

Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Unfortunately, it’s a slide that no mom wants her child to ride, but these ideas may help!

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How to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

A large vocabulary is critical for reading comprehension. Here’s how to expand your child’s vocabulary and nurture his or her reading ability.

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How to Teach Prefixes

Are you looking for the best way to teach prefixes? This mini teaching guide shows you how! And don’t miss the free printable prefix list and activities designed to help your child master prefixes.

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How to Make Reading and Spelling “Stick”

One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain. These techniques will help you accomplish that goal.

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