All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit

All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit

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Item #: 003918
Grades: 1-9

Product Description:

Contains the letter tiles, magnets for the letter tiles, and divider cards. These "interactive' components are used throughout the program at each level. The Basic Phonograms CD-ROM has been replaced by this app

Note: If you prefer to use the Letter Tiles App to the actual letter tiles, that is a separate purchase from the publisher and not included in these materials.

Publisher Description:

You'll need a Spelling Interactive Kit in order to teach Levels 1-7 of the All About Spelling program. The kit does two main things:

  • The letter tiles and Phonogram Sounds app provide multisensory learning tools so your student learns more quickly and retains what is taught
  • The Spelling Review Box and divider cards help you customize your student's review and stay organized

This is a one-time purchase, and you will use the same kit for the entire All About Spelling series.

Please note: if you already have a Reading Interactive Kit from the All About Reading program, you only need to purchase the Spelling Divider Cards to complete your Spelling Interactive Kit.

Category Description for All About Spelling:

All About Spelling was specifically designed for homeschoolers and tutors with scripted lessons that take the guesswork out of teaching. It has a bunch of helpful features great for one-on-one instruction. All About Spelling takes a multisensory approach so that the student can be successful in spelling regardless of his particular learning style. The program can be customized for each student, with daily review of concepts the individual needs to cover. For each level, you will need the Teacher Manual, student Materials packet and either the Basic or Deluxe Interactive Kit. The Interactive Kit components are used with all levels of the program but are NOT included in the Teacher Manuals or Student Material Packets so you will need to purchase one of them initially as you begin the program. For the teacher, the lessons are scripted for pick-up-and-go daily usage, with plenty of teaching tips built into the lesson right where you need them. Take a little time to read about 10 pages to familiarize yourself with the programs approach, punch out and sort the materials provided, and youre ready to roll!

The key to this program is learning phonograms, which are the sounds that a letter or letter combination make. Using this approach, after learning his phonograms, a student knows what his choices are for spelling that particular sound. Different researchers have come up with different numbers of phonograms that exist in the English language. The phonograms used here are based on the work of neurologist Dr. Samuel Orton and psychologist Anna Gillingham and includes 72 phonograms that the student learns and uses over the 7 levels. Each level includes a teacher book and a student materials packet. The Interactive Kits contain items used with all 7 levels, including divider cards, durable color-coded phonogram tiles, and optional peel-and-stick magnets used with the phonogram tiles so that they can be used on a magnetic board as well as a level surface. Instructions for downloading the Phonogram Sounds App from the publishers website are included. The only other items youll need are an index card box (unless you choose the Deluxe Interactive Kit) and lined notebook paper. Levels are not related to grade levels, but rather skill levels (our suggested grade levels are just a rough guide of where many students will be). Each book contains around 25 steps, or lessons. Some of the major concepts covered in each level are mentioned below. 400-450 words are specifically covered in each level, but remember that these are really example words; the program is giving the student the tools to spell any word using the phonogram approach.

In Level 1, students first learn the 26 most basic phonograms corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. Unlike phonics programs, which tend to teach short vowel sounds and hard consonants sounds first, All About Spelling teaches all possible sounds for each phonogram. For instance, the letter (and phonogram) A can make a short A sound (apple), a long A sound (acorn), and the "ah" sound (water). Phonograms are shown on yellow Phonogram Cards in the student materials packet with the letter or letter combination on the front. On the back are the sounds made by that phonogram, and a key word with that sound. Student or teacher can also listen to the pronunciation on the Phonogram Sounds App by clicking on the color-coded phonogram; after the initial letters, phonograms are grouped here and elsewhere in the program according to vowel and consonant "teams". After the phonograms are learned, oral exercises are included in the book to ensure that the student can discriminate the sounds in a word and identify the phonogram that he hears. Another exercise has the teacher dictate a sound from a Sound Card (red) to ensure that the student can write the phonogram that is spoken. Key Cards (blue) are used to highlight definitions or spelling rules. Word Cards (green) contain words used to test the students understanding; the student either spells the words using the phonogram tiles or writes the words on paper.

While this may sound complicated, the teacher book couldnt be easier to follow. Goals for each step are shown at the beginning of each step, as well as specific materials needed. Review begins every lesson, and the concepts and words being reviewed are based on areas that the student needs practice. Pictures of the particular cards or tiles used in the lesson are shown at the point of use in the book. Lessons have just the right amount of scripting so the teacher is never at a loss for what to say or do next. Additional words for practicing a just-learned concept are also given. Teaching tips and side notes are right where you would expect them. A cardstock Progress Chart shows the students advancement through the steps of each level; upon completion the student gets a suitable-for-framing Certificate of Achievement.

This spelling program is designed to be used with students who can read at a beginning level (able to read consonant-vowel-consonant words and words with blends such as stop and fast). Also, keep in mind that this program focuses entirely on spelling and does not include vocabulary.

This spelling program is unique in its multisensory approach to teaching spelling, and may help students succeed who might otherwise struggle. Kudos to author Marie Rippel for putting together such a well-designed program for student and teacher alike. ~ Bob

Packets contain phonogram cards, sound cards, key cards, word cards, syllable tags, syllable division rules, word banks, Jail for Rule Breakers, progress chart, certificate of achievement, stickers, and other items specific to that level.

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I'm giving this as a gift to a friend.
Sheryl K on Dec 9, 2022
This goes with the All About Spelling Curriculum
Julie P on Aug 1, 2022
I'm giving this as a gift to a friend.
Sheryl K on Dec 9, 2022
wanted my son to learn why words are spelled the way they are
Jennifer F on Aug 1, 2022
This goes with the All About Spelling Curriculum
Julie P on Aug 1, 2022
To use with the All about Spelling book
Karla S on Jul 13, 2022
These items go with the L1 AAS program.
Sheryl K on Jun 8, 2022
Needed it for AAS
Melissa M on Feb 12, 2022
This program was recommended to me for my 5th grader who we are starting to realize may have a mild dyslexia.
Jessica K on Nov 18, 2021
Lots of research + recommendations from friends
Marlee B on May 27, 2021
Starting level 1 AAS
Carrie S on May 19, 2021
My kids learn well with hands on tools! I am excited to have them spell with their hands and not just their pencils!
CHELSEA S on Apr 2, 2021
I wanted to have the complete set for Spelling level one so we had the best chance at success!
Brianna V on Mar 10, 2021
We love All About Reading and my daughter is almost done with level one, so we thought we would try All About Spelling as well.
DeShea J on Feb 24, 2021
I bought Level 1 but didn't realize this kit would be useful.
Kristi H on Jan 19, 2021
It's an indispensable tool, if you are using the All About Spelling teaching method.
Kati G on Dec 29, 2020
If you're doing level 1, save yourself a lot of time and read the directions in the teacher's book for how to organize the tiles before punching them out. Otherwise you'll be sorting through lots of tiles to divide them into "use now," "use later," and "save for level 2."
Marie on Nov 13, 2020
I chose this item to help my child firm up her spelling skills.
Amanda E on Oct 19, 2020
Friend suggested this spelling curriculum
Natalie G on Aug 23, 2020
I purchased All About Spelling but didn't realize I needed the tiles to go with the program.
Amy W on Aug 23, 2020
It will work with the All about Reading program as well; I just need to add the reading divider cards.
Angela G on Aug 22, 2020
It was recommended by an educational therapist
Jennifer B on Aug 14, 2020
Recommended by a fellow teacher.
Katherine P on Aug 6, 2020
HIGHLY recommended
Danica G on Aug 4, 2020
This was recommended by a homeschooling friend and my rising 4th grader is a poor speller.
Dawn M on Jul 26, 2020
Highly recommended. Trying it out.
Briana H on Jul 25, 2020
to continue with the all about reading..
Lidiya B on Jul 15, 2020
I wanted a good sound, logical spelling program that would cover all aspects of spelling
Sandra G on Jul 11, 2020
a must have with the program
Danyail M on Jun 26, 2020
Recommended by a friend
Angela K on Jun 13, 2020
I really like the idea of using magnetic tiles to teach concepts. I'm looking forward to using this!
Heidi S on May 26, 2020
I'm hoping the magnetic tiles work well with an online format, so his tutor can see what's on his board well.
Natalie G on May 25, 2020
Good reviews
Debbie W on May 21, 2020
It's required to go with AAS any level.
Lesa E on May 6, 2020
Curriculum chosen by school.
Jordin W on Sep 12, 2019
This is for my second daughter to go through book one. This is a very interactive curriculum and I think it teaches spelling incredibly well.
Carla P on Aug 1, 2019
Bought to go with the Level 1 program.
Mushermom on Jun 19, 2019
Because my children loose the magnets.
Lea S on Jun 14, 2019
To complete the materials needed for the curriculum.
Michelle R on Apr 15, 2019
It's recommended.
Sherry H on Feb 20, 2019
I chose this one over the Deluxe kit because I didn't think the bag and the box were worth $22+ or whatever the difference in cost is between the two kits. I did want the Review Box to hold the cards in though, so I purchased that separately from Rainbow, for $10.95.
Sarah E on Feb 15, 2019
we have the student/teacher packages but not the interactive kit
Shannan F on Feb 8, 2019
I have been told this is an essential for students doing the program, I have 2 children and based on what I was told by the All About Reading customer service each child will need their own interactive kit but that it will follow them through the entire program so it is a one time purchase per child.
Kristina G on Jan 24, 2019
We bought an All About Spelling kit and needed the accompanying interactive kit.
Robert T on Jan 21, 2019
My son is a struggling speller and he needs as much "hands on" and visuals as possible.
Sarah T on Jan 20, 2019
recommended by my child's tutor
Brad S on Jan 10, 2019
Eva R on Nov 17, 2018
We purchased the book and divider cards used but I saw a friend using the magnetic tiles with her son and I loved it, so I want to be sure to have these too!
Laura R on Nov 2, 2018
It's required for the All About Spelling curriculum and I didn't want to use the app instead.
Anne I on Sep 24, 2018
Love the hands on aspect
Rebecca F on Sep 17, 2018
need to go with program
Erica D on Aug 20, 2018
Great reviews
Rachelle C on Aug 13, 2018
wanted my son to learn why words are spelled the way they are
Jennifer F on Aug 1, 2022
To use with the All about Spelling book
Karla S on Jul 13, 2022
I heard this is multi-sensory, what kinds of things are included? I'm hoping that the multiple ways to do things will make it easier to pair with cursive--any thoughts?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2019
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
BEST ANSWER: The Student Packet includes phonogram cards, sound cards, key cards, word cards, syllable tags, syllable division rules, word banks, Jail for Rule Breakers, progress chart, certificate of achievement, stickers, and other items specific to that level.

The Basic Interactive Kit includes the phonetic sound app, letter tiles and magnets, and the divider cards.

The program teaches spelling through hands on and auditory exercises. There is no writing instruction included.
I'm strongly considering this but I am not able to use the app, did that work out okay using the other items in this kit, but not the app?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I never used the app. My son is doing excellent in spelling. At his annual school evaluation the evaluator said he is above grade level. We started it at the beginning of first grade and got through 2 and a half books. We will be using it again this year - he is going into second. It’s a very solid program!
Do I need a set of letter tiles and divider cards for each child?
A shopper on May 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: One set of letter tiles would be fine for multiple kids, as long as they aren’t trying to use them at the same time.

As for the dividers, they keep track of the child’s progress (review, mastered, and future lessons), so you’d want to have a file box for each child. If each child is at a different level, you’d especially want to keep their card sets separated.
Can I use one kit for two kids at different levels at the same time?
User on Mar 3, 2018
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Deluxe Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Deluxe Interactive Kit
BEST ANSWER: Parts of it. The letter tiles, for instance, can easily be used for two different students. However, you probably want a separate card box and set of divider cards for each student, since the organization of the box is specific to each child's progress and need for review.
All About Spelling Divider Cards
All About Spelling Divider Cards
All About Spelling Review Box
All About Spelling Review Box
I bought this kit and it does not contain the Consonant Suffixes or Vowel Suffixes that are needed in All About Spelling Level 3 Step 11. Where do I find those? In the deluxe kit?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2017
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Deluxe Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Deluxe Interactive Kit
BEST ANSWER: There are extra tiles that are introduced at each level. They are supplied with the student material for each level and are not part of either the basic or the deluxe set.
Does this come with the homophone CD?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not. Instead there is a link to download a free app from the All About Spelling website.
Do I need a interactive kit for aas and aar or can I use the same one?
User on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can use 1 kit for both programs. Each level of both program includes additional tiles for that particular level.
Is it necessary to get these if I already have everything for All About Reading? Or is it completely different material?
Carina L on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The letter tiles, magnets and pronunciation app are identical between the two kits. The divider cards are different with the spelling cards having additional dividers to the ones included with the reading.
4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit
This is a great kit covering all of the bases! You will need the interactive kit!
September 4, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are loving AAS tiles
Great product!
June 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Helpful Kit
It is a helpful kit to use with the All About Spelling Program. It does take a little bit of patience to stick the magnets on the back of the all the letter titles. I would advise getting a magnetic board to keep them organized.
August 30, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I wanted to love it....
But didn't. I guess I don't like too many manipulatives. I love the concept and the ideas within the curriculum. It just feels fussy to me.
January 30, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I bought the file box to save myself the time of hunting down the right materials; but, a person could easily use their own - just go to Michael's or some other store with an extra long index card box and cut some styrofoam or foam rubber to fill in the extra space so that your cards stand upright. I gave it a 4 star rating not because there is any defect in the product I received; but only because it's not essential to purchase from them.
September 21, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Impress with easy to use.
After getting the magnets on the letter tiles it is simple.
June 6, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Must have!!!
Must have for all, All About Spelling programs!
July 25, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent for kids that need multisensory! A little more prep time than most spelling programs.
February 1, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! I'm very pleased!
I am so impressed with this curriculum! My daughter is confident and excited about reading because if the tools she is learning in All About Spelling.
October 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Difficult to use with multiple levels
I purchased all the levels to use with my 6 th, 4th and 3rd grader. Since we have not used the program we had to start the sixth grader at level 3 to get concepts that are needed for higher levels and it was frustrating for him to review to that degree if we were to continue it would take him years to get to level 7, or a lot extra time. Since we have three kids at different spots the card organization does not work well and takes a fair amount of effort to keep it all sraight. The program has not been working well for our family. I could see it being useful if you only had one child using it and started them young. Maybe I am missing something obvious but we have not been able to make this program work for us.
January 30, 2016
over 7 years ago

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