All About Reading Level 2 Materials 3rd Edition (black & white)

All About Reading Level 2 Materials 3rd Edition (black & white)

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Item #: 002457
Grades: 1-2

Product Description:

Please note that this is the older, previously published black-and-white version of this 3rd Ed. materials kit. It includes the Teacher's Manual, a Student Packet with Activity Book, and two readers: What Am I? and Queen Bee. You'll also need a Reading Interactive Kit which is not included in this set. If you are looking for the newer, updated COLOR edition of this set, please see #055128.

Publisher Description:

Get ready to make reading your students favorite subject of the day! This is a delightful, developmentally appropriate method for learning to read. All About Reading is a scripted, open-and-go program, developed for busy parents, teachers, and tutors who want to teach reading in the most effective way possible.

Continue your student's progress on the pathway to reading with All About Reading Level 2. When you order this set of Level 2 Materials, you'll receive these four items:

* Level 2 Teacher's Manual

* Level 2 Student Packet (including the Leap into Reading activity book)

* What Am I? decodable reader

* Queen Bee decodable reader

Please note: In addition to the Level 2 Materials, you will also need either the Basic or Deluxe Reading Interactive Kit. The Interactive Kit contains non-consumable items that are used throughout the entire All About Reading program. If you are already using All About Spelling, you can use the same Letter Tiles and Phonogram Sounds app, and will only need to add the Reading Divider Cards and Reading Review Box.

Category Description for All About Reading:

Homeschool reading that is actually fun!

All About Reading is an Orton-Gillingham-based phonics program incorporating five key components of reading: Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Decoding, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Course components include a Teachers Manual, a Student Packet (which includes an activity book, review cards, and stickers), and hard-backed readers. The complete program consists of five levels: Pre-Reading (PK or K) and Levels 1 4 (grades K 3rd/4th). All teaching and lesson activities are multisensory with a strong emphasis on mastery learning based on reinforcement (games) and review. With its 2019 edition, all materials are in full color and although the stories and activity books are essentially the same, the Teachers Manuals have been expanded with additional teaching tips and hands-on learning activities. The new color materials all correlate with the most recent black and white materials (2nd edition of Level 1; 3rd edition of Level 2; 1st edition of all other levels).

In general, the organization of this program is similar to its sister/companion program All About Spelling. The easy-to-use Teachers Manual provides the path (detailed and lightly scripted lessons) for the teacher-student interaction that is central to the program. Each lesson starts with telling you what you will do and what you will need; then follows review, new teaching, reinforcement and a read aloud time. Lessons can be done at whatever pace is comfortable for both parent and student. Reinforcement and review are provided through games (at least your child will think theyre games). A key component to all levels is the designated Read Aloud Time and suggestions for agegrade appropriate read-alouds are provided.

All About Reading is a well-constructed, thorough, and serious reading program that is devoted to the idea that learning to read can be pleasurable.

Lessons follow a typical pattern and are multi-sensory; starting with a preview of the letter sounds (for the teacher) and review (for the student). New Teaching segments are easy to follow and illustrated. The general role of the Teachers Manual is to provide the teacher with all background information, procedures (Hold up the Phonogram Card and say the sound), the plan (what to do, when), and methodologies (use of letter tiles). New Teaching also includes activity sheets, reading practice (using word cards), and fluency practice. Helpful Teacher Tips are provided at all relevant points. Each lesson ends with a designated Read-Aloud Time and a reminder to Track Your Progress (putting stickers onto the progress chart). Every other lesson (typically) is centered around the childs reading a story from one of the three readers. Since all words in the story have been previously introduced, the focus of the lesson is on fluency, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension.

Activity Books are packed with reinforcement activities as well as the reading sheets. Activities include games, Word Flippers, and matching activities. Fluency Practice sheets (2 pages each) include new words, mixed review, and phrases and sentences.

Student Activity Packets for each level provide the specific items needed by the student. In Pre-Reading there is an activity book, picture cards, letter sound cards, capital alphabet chart, lowercase alphabet chart and a Certificate of Completion (cardstock). Levels 1-4 include an activity book, phonogram cards, word cards, syllable tags, stickers, and additional tiles needed at that level. Cards for each level (2.75x 4.25) are printed on heavy cardstock, perforated for easy separation, color-coded, and clearly marked as to type of card and lesson used. Readers for each level are hardcover with poems and stories designed to capture and hold a childs interest. Divider Cards provide the divisions specific to each level and used to keep track of what to review when. There are two free apps that are used in conjunction with the program. Letter Sounds A-Z accompanies the Pre-Reading program and Phonogram Sounds is used with the other levels.

Review Boxes are specifically sized and well-constructed; designed to hold the All About Reading cards for each level (you can use an ordinary file box, if you choose). The Tote Bag is a handy place to keep everything so you can do reading on the sofa, at the kitchen table, on the deck, or wherever your day takes you.

The Pre-Reading program has a Basic Package (Teacher Manual, Student Packet, divider cards, readers, animal stickers, and Letter Sounds A-Z app) and a Deluxe Package (same as Basic Package plus activity box and tote bag). Other levels have Level Kits which include Teacher Manuals and Student Packets. These levels require either a Basic Interactive Kit (letter tiles, magnets, reading divider cards, phonogram app) or a Deluxe Interactive Kit (same as Basic Kit plus a review box and tote bag).

At the start of each level its assumed that the student has either completed the previous level of All About Reading or has mastered comparable skills. If you start at Level 2 or higher, you will also need either a Basic or Deluxe Interactive Kit in addition to the Materials Kit for the level. Additional items needed include common craft materials (scissors, glue, etc.), a 2 x 3 magnetic white board (optional but highly recommended), and a few optional items sticky notes, globe or world map, candies/raisins, etc.

All About Reading Pre-reading Program (PK-K)

Pre-Reading (PK-K) program covers letter recognition (capitals first, then lowercase) and letter sounds (capitals and short vowels). Lessons feature Ziggy, a fun-loving young zebra with a tendency to say the wrong word and drop sounds from words. In addition to Ziggys games and antics, lessons include an introduction to the letter or sounds, poem-reading, craft/activity sheets, games, and read-aloud time. Alphabet Charts (21.5x 33) are heavy, glossy paper and obviously designed for hanging on the wall. The activity book for this level is My Book of Letters. Readers are Zigzag Zebra and Lizard Lou. Activities include coloring, dot-to-dots, mini craft projects, games, sound match-ups, and hidden pictures. Common craft materials that are needed include crayons, markers, scissors, glue, tape, and a miscellaneous assortment of optional craft materials.

All About Reading Level 1 (K-1)

Level 1 starts out with a review of letter sounds from the Pre-Reading program but with a difference. From the beginning (letters m, s, p, and a) the letters become words and the student is off and reading. After all letters and short vowels have been re-introduced, lessons cover consonant teams (th, sh, ch, and then later, ck, ng, and nk), final and initial blends, double consonants, a few sight words, compound words, and plural words. The level ends with six lessons covering the additional sounds of several letters (a, i, c, o, g, e, u, y, and ch) and open/closed syllables. Activity Book is Blast Off to Reading. Readers for this level are Run, Bug, Run!, The Runt Pig, and Cobweb the Cat.

All About Reading Level 2 (3rd Ed.) (1-2)

Level 2 continues the pattern set in the first two levels. Previous material is reviewed; new phonograms including ee, er, ar, or, oy, aw, ow, silent e, and three-letter blends are introduced. Methods for decoding multi-syllabic words are taught. The methodology is essentially the same, user-friendly, multi-sensory approach emphasizing mastery that is found in the other levels. Activity book is Leap Into Reading. Readers for this level are What Am I? and Queen Bee.

All About Reading Level 3 (2-3)

The 54 lessons of Level 3 alternate between phonics teaching and story reading. Phonics lessons include a review of Level 2 concepts and coverage of ai, ay, oa, ow, fourth sound of y, consonant suffixes, vowel suffixes, drop the e rule, change y to i rule, ir, ur, or, oo, ea, igh, tch, dge, prefixes, ew, ea, wr, kn, o, eigh, oe, ea, and ti. Every second or third lesson is centered on reading a new story from the reader. These lessons include review, a warm-up sheet for the story (words and phrases from the story), vocabulary, an introductory literary analysis section (i.e. compare and contrast characters), and suggestions for a read-aloud time. The activity book is Swing Into Reading. Readers are Chasing Henry and Shipwreck! Chasing Henrys stories range from 8-17 half-pages of text. Shipwrecks stories are each about fifteen pages but there is slightly more text (2/3 page) on each page.

All About Reading Level 4 (3-4)

Level 4 provides 63 lessons that alternate between phonics lessons and reading lessons. Phonics instruction includes a review of previous levels, multi-syllable words, double suffixes, additional phonograms (ear, ey, ui, ie, ph, gu, gn, augh, ough, si, mb, our, ci, rh), and suffixes (able, ible, ance, ence, sion, ice, ile, ine, ite, ive, ace, ate, age, ic, al, ous, ist, ism, ity, ize, ary, ery, ain, ture, and sure). Reading instruction includes summarizing, homonyms, poetry (limericks, rhyme scheme, hyperbole, rhythm), making predictions, common idioms, collective nouns, meaningful expression, literary devices (alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, character transformation, and point of view), identifying the narrator, antonyms, compare and contrast, inferences, difference between fiction and nonfiction, and conflict). Theres some additional instruction on using references, word origins, dialects, and other miscellaneous information. The activity book is Soar With Reading. Readers are Heirloom Antics and The Voyage. The 15 short stories in Heirloom Antics range from 12-20 partial pages of text. The Voyages 14 short stories average 16-18 pages.

It might seem a little presumptuous to label your products All About . . . but when you can deliver a comprehensive, thorough learning program like this author/company does, youve earned the right. ~ Janice

Note: if you prefer the letter app to the letter tiles, that is a separate purchase from All About Learning Press and not included in these materials.
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Programs in this section focus primarily on teaching children to read, and may not provide comprehensive instruction in reading comprehension, spelling, writing, or other language skills. Arranged roughly by grade.

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We are about to finish level 1 and my son has enjoyed this so much better than anything else we tried beforehand.
Sara H on May 4, 2020
Oldest child has struggled for years with reading, We are now doing the lessons together as a homeschooling family with my younger daughter also. They love the lessons and we are ready for Level 2, They are so excited to go on a zoo trip as a reward for finishing Level 1. My oldest is starting to pick up books and try to read without me asking her to; which is exciting.
Amanda B on Mar 24, 2020
We are about to finish level 1 and my son has enjoyed this so much better than anything else we tried beforehand.
Sara H on May 4, 2020
My 7 year old finished AAR level 1 and I assumed her reading would take off at that point. After several months it is apparent that her progression has stalled so I am looking forward to completing level 2 with her.
Erika G on Mar 31, 2020
Oldest child has struggled for years with reading, We are now doing the lessons together as a homeschooling family with my younger daughter also. They love the lessons and we are ready for Level 2, They are so excited to go on a zoo trip as a reward for finishing Level 1. My oldest is starting to pick up books and try to read without me asking her to; which is exciting.
Amanda B on Mar 24, 2020
The program is great!
Monique L on Feb 22, 2020
We have used pre-reading and level 1 and have really enjoyed this curriculum.We are excited to go on to the next level!
Robyn K on Jan 23, 2020
I love this program. We have used level 1 and are excited about level 2.
Abby S on Dec 29, 2019
I'm dyslexic and I think my son is as well. All About Reading has been a great program for both of us!
Ashley M on Aug 30, 2019
My kids love all about reading. The activities may be repetitive (cut/paste style) but my kids enjoy something else to do than reading for a reading subject.
Sherryll C on Jul 5, 2019
Level 1 was incredibly helpful. My 9yo is *finally* starting to really get it and working on decoding independently. Can't wait to start the next level.
Theresa R on Apr 11, 2019
I wanted the old black and white version not the new color version of this excellent reading program.
Andrea N on Apr 6, 2019
We love the All About Reading Series; it supplements my kids with hands-on application (we like the tiles and the games), and very compatible with the phonics program that they are already applying (Wise Guide To Spelling by Wanda Sanseri).
Jasmine T on Apr 5, 2019
My 7 year old finished AAR level 1 and I assumed her reading would take off at that point. After several months it is apparent that her progression has stalled so I am looking forward to completing level 2 with her.
Erika G on Mar 31, 2020
The program is great!
Monique L on Feb 22, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
So easy!
I love this series! All of the work is done for me and I can just grab it and go!
May 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth the Investment
My daughter really struggled to learn to read. AAR has saved the day! She was able to move quickly through level 1, and we are continuing to find success in level 2.
November 21, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
All About Reading is Great for Advanced Readers Too!
My son is an advanced reader, who picked up reading very quickly. Notwithstanding his ability in reading, I’ve sought to continue to teach him phonics to ensure there were/are no gaps. He learned to read using The Reading Lesson. He loved this book and truly learned to read quickly (I highly recommend!). That said, there remained some phonics gaps which I sought to fill by working through AlphaPhonics and Reading Pathways. Both had their strengths (especially Reading Pathways), but all lacked the thorough instruction I was after. My son asks a lot of questions and I didn’t have the answers. All About Reading has the answers, y’all!

If your child is an advanced reader and you’re wondering whether it’s worth the investment of effort and money to supplement with this program, this review is for you!

We started All About Reading at Level 2 because although he was reading at a more advanced level, I wanted to capture all of the advanced phonics concepts. We were able to accelerate through Level 2 very easily (usually collapsing two lessons into one without compromising retention or comprehension).

The Cons
- I think many of the activities are silly and I don’t love all the cutting. But, you know what? my son, who just turned five thinks they are fabulous and fun, so what do I know?
- Best suited for a parent who has the time for hands-on instruction.

The Pros
- Thorough.
- He LOVES the “games”
- Suited for a child who wants to know the whys.
- Suited for a parent who has the time for hands-on instruction.
- As you learn all the whys you are better able to support your reader with his/her outside reading
- Stories reinforce lessons

Worth every penny. I don’t think I would have taught him to read using All About Reading because he would have found the pace frustratingly slow. But, using it to further his fluency has been of great benefit. We expect to complete the entire program.
March 15, 2019

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