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Fun and Frosty Freebie

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Here’s a brand new and super cute resource from All About Learning Press. Introducing the Snowman Pack! What’s in the Snowman Pack? This snowman-themed reading and spelling activity bundle includes: –Snowman ABCs: a great way for preschoolers to gain pre-reading and beginning reading and spelling skills. –Rhyming Snowmen: help the snowmen match pairs of rhyming […]

Teaching reading based on Orton-Gillingham

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

When I was teaching my children to read in the 70’s and 80’s I used The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda B. Spalding. It is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading and spelling (as were all good reading and spelling curricula). Today I recommend All About Reading, which also is based on […]

How to use Boggle when teaching a child to read and spell

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Boggle is the perfect game for helping a child learn to read and spell. Using Boggle to Build Language Skills by Marie Rippel Boggle is recommended for players age 8 and up, but you could tailor some of the rules to accommodate younger players. … Ways to Build Language Skills with Boggle –Build vocabulary. Kids […]

All About Reading in the treehouse today

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Doing All About Reading in the treehouse. Am enjoying helping daughter Johannah and the grands with this curriculum. From How to Make Reading and Spelling “Stick” by Marie Rippel — author of All About Reading “…Short-term memory is a system for temporarily storing, managing, and recalling the information necessary to carry out particular tasks. It […]

All About Spelling

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Here is an article which will help not only the student, but you, the homeschooling parent/teacher. It will clarify some things for you as you teach phonics and spelling. One thing I would like to add — over the years, English pronunciation has deteriorated significantly. Take a look at McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling Book. There are […]

Free printable spelling rule posters

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

“Have you ever wondered why some words have a double consonant at the end (such as sniff), while other words do not (such as dog and bat)? The answer is easy – and we call it The Floss Rule. The Floss Rule is a really simple spelling rule that helps kids remember when to use […]

How to Handle Spelling Rule Breakers

Friday, June 29th, 2018

“Learning how to spell words that don’t follow the rules can be a bit boring. And we can’t have that! So the All About Spelling program has a fun and motivating way to teach these Rule Breakers. We throw them in jail, of course!….” In Marie Rippel’s newest blog post on How to Handle Spelling […]

One more reason why I like the phonics curriculum All About Reading

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Since everything is carefully laid out in the phonics curriculum All About Reading, you can avoid the “curse of knowledge” as you teach your child to read. Read about this “curse of knowledge” here.

All About Reading — a recommended phonics curriculum

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

In 1978 I started teaching my oldest to read. This is by no means a recommendation, but only the story of a small part of our homeschooling journey. When Nathaniel was just an infant, I read the book How to Teach Your Baby to Read by Glenn Doman. This book teaches a pure form of […]

Are you looking for a phonics or spelling curriculum?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Use a curriculum which is based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach. This free e-book will give you a look at the elements of this approach for teaching reading and spelling. Long ago, I used The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Spalding, which was one of the first reading curricula based on Orton-Gillingham. It was good, […]


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