Teaching

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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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How to Teach Contractions

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

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4 Spelling Strategies You Won’t Want to Miss

Explore the four most important spelling strategies: phonetic, rule-based, visual, and morphemic.

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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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Silent E: Teaching Kids the Whole Truth

We’re busting a common spelling myth and revealing the seven different jobs of the very versatile and multi-tasking Silent E!

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5 Ways to Teach Rhyming

There are three stages of rhyming—hearing, recognizing, and producing. Find out how to help your child during all three stages!

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Using All About Spelling with Older Students

Discover helpful strategies for customizing the All About Spelling program with teenage or adult students.

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What’s the Difference Between AAR & AAS?

“Do I need both All About Reading and All About Spelling?” Here’s your answer.

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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 Much Time Should You Spend On Reading?

“How much time should I spend teaching reading?” It’s a common question with a somewhat surprising answer.

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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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How to Handle Spelling Rule Breakers

Rule breakers are words that do not follow reliable spelling rules. Find out how we handle these words in the All About Spelling program.

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