All About Learning Press Releases Video Explaining the Benefits of Teaching Reading and Spelling Separately

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Author and curriculum developer Marie Rippel explains why you should avoid teaching reading and spelling in the same lesson.

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Most children learn to read far more quickly than they learn to spell.

While reading and spelling might seem like subjects that should automatically be taught together, Marie Rippel—curriculum developer and the author of the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs—suggests a different approach. Rippel explains the benefits of teaching reading and spelling separately in this video.

“Most children learn to read far more quickly than they learn to spell,” says Rippel. “Simply put, reading is easier than spelling.” When reading and spelling are taught together, one or the other will be sacrificed, either by holding the child back in reading to focus on spelling, or by sacrificing spelling in favor of speedy progression in reading. By teaching reading and spelling separately, proficiency can be achieved in both of these critically important areas. “When you teach reading and spelling separately, your child can succeed at BOTH subjects,” says Rippel. “Your child can progress as quickly as possible in reading and take as much time as he needs in spelling.”

All About Learning Press, Inc. is the publisher of the award-winning All About Reading and All About Spelling programs. The programs are based on the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach and utilize a multisensory approach to teach children the way they learn naturally—through sight, sound, and touch. The programs include letter tiles, flashcards, fluency practice, comprehension exercises, and activities, while the lightly scripted "open and go" lesson plans do not require any previous teaching experience. The programs also come with lifetime support and a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

For more information about the All About Reading and All About Spelling programs, visit

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