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Why spelling can help your child learn to read

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There's more than one way to practice the skills of reading. Could spelling be missing from your child's practice?

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What are Elkonin boxes?

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Elkonin boxes feature prominently in many of our books.  But why?  Are they designed to create the next generation of Wheel of Fortune contestants? Elkonin boxes are used to help people (especially early readers) think through the sounds in words and how they connect to letters. The visual support of the box typically represents a sound in the target word (the corresponding sound may be represented by a single letter or combination of letters). If the target word is ‘cat’, for example, three empty boxes would be provided. A child can then think about what letters would make the corresponding...

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Practice Readers Books Reviews, Events, and Giveaways

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Keep up to date with book reviews, events, and giveaways! June 22 - July 11: Letter Sounds Abound Awareness Tour and Giveaway Book Review of Letter Sounds Abound by The Children's Book Review. May 1 - 31: Follow-Us Anyway May Giveaway

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Letter Sounds Abound alphabet book tour! Read reviews + more

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We're so grateful to The Children's Book Review for hosting the Letter Sounds Abound virtual book tour and giveaway from June 22 to July 10!

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Why teach reading and spelling together?

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Why do Practice Readers Books include spelling activities anyway?

Featured photo by: Nicole De Khors

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