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13 Spooky Middle Grade Chapter Books

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Halloween is with a read aloud that helps us get a good spine tingle or step into a spooky atmosphere via our imaginations. Here are 13 middle grade book selections that fit the bill, all perfect for read alouds or independent reading. (This post contains affiliate links. Clicking… Continue reading 13 Spooky Middle Grade Chapter Books

Dyslexia · Reading · Vocabulary

What to Do After All About Reading

First of all, congratulations! I know from my own experience that completing the All About Reading program with a child is a huge accomplishment, both for the child and for you. That level 4 certificate represents countless hours of hard work and struggle that you and your child conquered. But now what? Especially for kids… Continue reading What to Do After All About Reading

Dyslexia · Reading

How I Personalize All About Reading for Success with My Dyslexic Learners

When my kids were in 2nd grade, we reached what felt like a crisis point with reading. I was dragging them through All About Reading, but it felt entirely like dragging. Every day's reading time was miserable, and every day was frustrating to the point of meltdown. I was beyond overwhelmed, so I did some… Continue reading How I Personalize All About Reading for Success with My Dyslexic Learners

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Discussion Questions for Restart by Gordon Korman

As I've shared with you before, this year I started a middle grade book club for kids in our homeschool community. We began by choosing our books for the year with a book tasting. This September we met for our first discussion meeting about Gordon Korman's Restart, the story of a notorious bully who falls… Continue reading Discussion Questions for Restart by Gordon Korman