Teaching

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The “Pronounce for Spelling” Technique

When your child mispronounces a word, it makes it difficult for her to spell the word correctly. To the rescue: the “pronounce for spelling” technique!

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Buddy Reading with Your Child

Looking for an easy way to help your child develop reading fluency? Buddy reading may be the answer.

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Spelling: How Much Time Should I Spend?

Discover the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions about the All About Spelling program.

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Word Flippers

Have you seen our Word Flippers? This simple and effective tool is fun and motivating for kids.

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Explore Words with the Homophone Machine

Having fun with homophones helps children learn to use them correctly—which is why we created the Homophone Machine.

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Is the “Matthew Effect” Affecting Your Child’s Desire to Read?

Have you heard of the “Matthew Effect” in reading? Find out how it may affect your child’s desire to read.

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Word Families: The Pros and Cons

Explore our “thinking approach” to word families and find out how this approach increases confidence in reading and spelling ability.

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Does Your Child’s Spelling List Make Sense?

Most spelling lists aren’t designed to help a child learn to spell. The lists in All About Spelling are different.

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Why Copywork Doesn’t Always Work for Teaching Spelling

Here are a few things to consider before choosing to use copywork as part of your child’s spelling program.

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Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling

Segmenting is a crucial spelling skill. It has unlocked the door to spelling for many kids—including older kids who have struggled with spelling.

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The Right Time to Start Spelling Instruction

What’s the right time to start All About Spelling? Here are some common scenarios and our recommendations.

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The “No Gaps” Approach to Reading and Spelling

Most reading and spelling problems are caused by gaps in the curriculum. That’s why AAR and AAS teach with a “no gaps” approach.

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