Queen Bee: Collection of Short Stories Level 2 Volume 2 Color Edition

Queen Bee: Collection of Short Stories Level 2 Volume 2 Color Edition

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Item #: 026067
ISBN: 9781935197775
Grades: 1-2

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Publisher Description:

A phonics-based reader, Queen Bee: a collection of short stories contains charming stories with beautiful, full-color illustrations.

Your beginning reader will delight in finding out what happens when...

...a new kitten comes to stay

...a queen bee leaves her hive

a cricket has a picnic

a ranch dog thinks he's in charge

...a strange bump appears under the carpet

Queen Bee is a core component of All About Reading Level 2.

Category Description for All About Reading Story Collections:

Engaging, charmingly illustrated, informative. Everything you might want a childs reader to be. Each book contains between 208-256 pgs, is hard-bound, and just the right size (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") for little hands. The illustrations are amazing pen and ink sketches with lots of detail and shading and a touch of humor. Ah, but its the stories that really matter, isnt it? These stories will capture your childs heart (and yours, too). Whether trying to figure out what the lump under the rug is or spying cloud objects (with your frog) or dealing with the reality of a skunk in the shed, the result is enthrallment. Happy reading! ~ Janice

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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We love AAR.
Stephanie G on Jul 26, 2021
A perfect independent reader for my 7 yr old
Heather P on Jun 13, 2021
We love AAR.
Stephanie G on Jul 26, 2021
requested from school program
Christy M on Jun 21, 2021
A perfect independent reader for my 7 yr old
Heather P on Jun 13, 2021
I have used AAR in the past and it worked well. I want to continue to use AAR for my other children.
Deborah A on Jan 22, 2021
using the reading program
Autumn A on Dec 11, 2020
We need this to complete our All About Reading materials.
Sarah B on Jul 11, 2020
Because I really liked the level one readers from this brand
Alison C on Jun 25, 2020
part of hybrid book list
Elizabeth H on Sep 25, 2019
I used this curriculum on my older daughters and loved it.
User on Jul 31, 2019
these readers are perfectly paced- excited they are in color!
Stephanie T on May 2, 2019
Lost original book.
Amanda M on Mar 14, 2019
I do not want the color edition from AAL
Carol B on Jan 11, 2019
reading for my 6 year old - she loves these books!
Kim S on Dec 16, 2018
We used AAR 1 last semester and it seems to work
Meredith G on Dec 12, 2018
Great early readers for students with dyslexia
Moira C on Aug 29, 2018
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Shane L on Aug 16, 2018
To teach my child who has dyslexia
Leah R on Jul 11, 2018
Love the All About Reading program! They do a fantastic job!
shelley k on Feb 6, 2018
I purchased used curriculum that did not include these readers
Tasha B on Sep 5, 2017
My daughter read the sample story of "Oh Brother" and she liked it very much. She likes silly and funny stories. Hopefully it will be a good entertainment to her.
Ying L on Apr 14, 2017
I needed this to use with my All About Reading set.
Christy P on Oct 10, 2016
This program is wonderful, I cannot speak highly enough about it. Very understandable and multifaceted so that everyone will love to learn reading.
Renato S on Jan 28, 2016
requested from school program
Christy M on Jun 21, 2021
I have used AAR in the past and it worked well. I want to continue to use AAR for my other children.
Deborah A on Jan 22, 2021
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All about reading readers are A+!
My children really enjoy these readers and read them over again once they’ve completed all the stories!
May 26, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love all about reading! I am always so impressed with this curriculum!
July 14, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Queen Bee
The stories are clear and simple with black and white illustrations. I use it as a supplemental reader to our phonics program. The kids appreciate the gentle humor in the stories.
October 20, 2016
over 6 years ago

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