All About Reading Pre-Reading Activity Book

All About Reading Pre-Reading Activity Book

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ISBN: 9781935197171
Grades: PK-1

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The My Book of Letters and Sounds Activity Book contains games and crafts that help teach the Big Five Skills.

Your child will get lots of practice in capital letters, lowercase letters, and the sounds of the letters, all while enjoying these delightful and engaging activities.

This book is a component of the All About Reading Pre-reading Student Packet, and is included in the Basic Package and Deluxe Package.

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




Category Description for Other Programs:

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.


Category Description for All About Reading Pre-reading:

The Pre-reading program covers letter recognition (capitals first, then lowercase) and letter sounds (consonants and short vowels). The author has identified the Big Five Skills which are foundational to the educational mission of this course. Print Awareness (text carries meaning and is related to spoken language specific tips in lessons), Phonological Awareness (the ability to hear and identify parts of words), Letter Knowledge (recognizing the letters and knowing the letter names and sounds), Listening Comprehension (precursor to reading comprehension), and Motivation to Read (no parenthetical clarification needed). Were obviously talking more than simple ABCs here, arent we? And Ziggy is eager to illustrate the difference. Ziggy is a personable, strokeable, fun-loving young zebra (puppet) with a tendency to say the wrong word, drop sounds from words, and distract your child away with game-playing (wink-wink). Lessons are written around Ziggys participation. I suppose you could do "work arounds" and cover the same material, but Ziggy will win your childs heart and youll be off and learning before you even know it. In addition to Ziggys games and antics, lessons include an introduction to the letter or sound, poem-reading from either the Zigzag Zebra or the Lizard Lou book, completion of a craft sheet, additional activities (chosen from a list in the appendix), games, and the read aloud time. The two hardbound books Zigzag Zebra and Lizard Lou (each a collection of poems for letters or letter sounds; also available as optional audio-books) are used daily (one or the other) to introduce or reinforce sounds.

The Pre-reading Activity Book (My Book of Letters) contains the craft sheets for the lessons; each of which have supplies needed and instructions on the back. These perforated activity sheets include coloring, dot-to-dots, mini craft projects involving adding construction or tissue paper accents or various types of sparkleees, games like "Circle the Letter t", sound match-ups, and hidden pictures. Common craft materials needed include crayons, markers, scissors, glue, tape, and a miscellaneous assortment of optional craft materials.




Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
1
ISBN
9781935197171
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
All About Learning Press
Weight
1.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Pre-K Homeschool
Andrea W on Aug 16, 2019
Required for my son's class
Kate C on Aug 5, 2019
Pre-K Homeschool
Andrea W on Aug 16, 2019
Required for my daughter’s school.
S Michelle L on Aug 11, 2019
Required for my son's class
Kate C on Aug 5, 2019
I used this program with my older son when he was 4 and it gave him a solid foundation for learning to read. I'm getting ready to use this level for the second time.
User on Jul 25, 2019
I love AAR!
Meredith R on Jun 14, 2019
I was looking for a fun workbook that will help my 4 year old learn and identify letter sounds. This looks like a great fit!
Sarah D on Jun 4, 2019
to try out
Krista B on Apr 8, 2019
I have used this book with 2 of my children already and love it. It's time to use it with my youngest child.
User on Apr 4, 2019
I am teaching my daughter how to read. I love this curriculum!
Tabitha K on Feb 27, 2019
I used this program for our other kiddos and it's been great.
Michael P on Feb 14, 2019
This is such a fun approach to early learning. It gives your pre-reader a firm foundation to build reading skills upon. I've recommended this to both my sisters and they are very happy with it as well.
Angelie E on Jan 15, 2019
I chose the Pre-Reading activity book because I have the rest of the set, but need the activity book to go along with it for my daughter. We love AAR!
Julie C on Aug 11, 2018
Required for pre-K
Sarah M on Jul 27, 2018
Good reviews. Need to teach second child.
JULIA D on Jul 27, 2018
best curriculum to teach letters-this is our fourth go
Melissa P on Mar 30, 2018
My preschooler is ready to begin prereading.
Andrea G on Mar 1, 2018
We used this program with our 5 year old and my 3 year old is ready to start- I love that I have everything I need from our older child and just have to spend $20 to be all set for teaching our daughter to read!
Holly S on Jan 16, 2018
great phonics program!
Emilee F on Jan 10, 2018
I am beginning with my second child on the pre-reading program and needed a new book since I used the original with my other child.
Shannon P on Jan 6, 2018
I love this curriculum. After great frustration with another curriculum I used with my oldest student, we switched to AAR and loved it. This is for my 3rd student.
Jamie G on Oct 27, 2017
We've used it with our older kids and love the AAR curriculum!
Jennifer D on Sep 6, 2017
I needed this to round out my set.
Aimee S on Aug 2, 2017
School curriculum purchase
Elizabeth H on Jun 7, 2017
for our hybrid classical school/homeschool curriculum
Stephanie G on Jun 2, 2017
My first son did very well with this and it helped get ready for the AAR level work in a fun way. I started using it now with my 4 year old and wanted to have the activities ready for him to keep it fun and interesting.
Melissa C on May 17, 2017
A good friend has used this curriculum and found it fun and engaging for their kids.
Shawn M on May 15, 2017
I need it for my younger children. I used the consumable student manual with my eldest children.
Ruth M on May 12, 2017
Purchasing to go through the curriculum again with my second child.
Molly H on Apr 21, 2017
We have used it before with a previous child, and it's a good introduction to pre-reading skills.
Melissa M on Sep 27, 2016
Great for Pre-School
Tina W on Aug 22, 2016
It's the consumable piece to the All About Reading: Pre-reading curriculum which my friend gave me. I only needed to get the activity book to complete the set.
April T on Aug 19, 2016
My twin daughters have used the Level 1 in this curriculum and it very hands on and the lessons are well put together. This will be used for my 4 yr old to use for her pre reading stage. She's Excited and I'm excited to use Ziggy.
Ruth J on Jul 20, 2016
This book has fun pictures and crafts to do while teaching the alphabet.
Theresa O on Jun 27, 2016
i was gifted the set but the activity book was missing pages
Andrea on May 17, 2016
Such a fun way to begin learning to read! My fifth child now gets his turn to "play games" with Ziggy Zebra!!! The older kids are SO excited for him! ;)
User on Nov 3, 2015
Good for all learning styles and for struggling readers.
Tona B on Oct 12, 2015
Required for my daughter’s school.
S Michelle L on Aug 11, 2019
I used this program with my older son when he was 4 and it gave him a solid foundation for learning to read. I'm getting ready to use this level for the second time.
User on Jul 25, 2019
how many lessons are in the activity book for prereading?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are 78 lessons outlined in the Teacher's Manual that utilizes the 191 activity sheets in the Pre-Reading Activity Book.
Does this packet contain the charts and letters?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The activity book only includes the workbook. The "student packet" as well as the basic and deluxe packages include the 2 posters (capital letters and lowercase, separately) and the index cards (that include letter sounds and other activities). The actual letter tiles (that can be used as magnetic tiles) aren't included until level 1.
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