What Am I? Collection of Short Stories Level 2 Volume 1 Color Edition

What Am I? Collection of Short Stories Level 2 Volume 1 Color Edition

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Item #: 026103
ISBN: 9781935197751
Grades: 1-2

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Publisher Description:

A phonics-based reader, What Am I?: 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 boy visits an elf in the Alps

...a broken robot throws figs

...a smelly musk ox goes for a swim

a young whale does something important

...a family of skunks moves into a shed

...a bunch of snakes escape their cages

...and much more!

What Am I? 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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To go with current curriculum
Lisa G on Mar 22, 2022
Great for all kinds of students, even those with learning disabilities. Very straightforward and simple. Low prep. New color edition is very engaging
Melissa F on Jul 30, 2021
To go with current curriculum
Lisa G on Mar 22, 2022
need this for my daughters reading program... all about reading
Tammy R on Sep 6, 2021
Great for all kinds of students, even those with learning disabilities. Very straightforward and simple. Low prep. New color edition is very engaging
Melissa F on Jul 30, 2021
This is a great reader book for my child
Heather P on Jun 25, 2021
required for 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
AAR is the best!
Stephanie G on Jan 20, 2021
MY daughter is doing really well with this reading program.
Autumn A on Dec 11, 2020
Because I really liked the level one readers from this brand
Alison C on Jun 25, 2020
Upon recommendation of my daughter who is a Special Ed Teacher
jane c on Jun 13, 2020
on Oct 3, 2019
We love All About Reading's new color edition! We accidentally lost our first reader so we needed another copy. So glad they sell it separately! The color is awesome.
Louise on Jul 28, 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
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
Level 2 book that follows the Level 2 All About Reading Curriculum. It's helpful to have a book to help reinforce the lesson just covered.
Jennifer B on Feb 22, 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 provide these readers
Tasha B on Sep 5, 2017
Heidi U on Aug 30, 2017
I had originally bought All About Reading and forgot to order the readers, until now.
Christy P on Oct 10, 2016
I like giving my kids readers that do not have any surprise sight words. These readers follow a logical order of phonics and the stories are fun.
Julie F on Jul 26, 2016
I love this program. It has so many different ways to learn the same thing. I reinforces well and is good for everyone to understand the progression.
Renato S on Jan 28, 2016
need this for my daughters reading program... all about reading
Tammy R on Sep 6, 2021
This is a great reader book for my child
Heather P on Jun 25, 2021
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Fantastic reader!
These readers are so great!
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