All About Spelling Level 4 Teacher's Manual

All About Spelling Level 4 Teacher's Manual

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ISBN: 9781935197027
Grades: 4-6

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This Level 4 Teacher's Manual must be used in conjunction with a Level 4 Student Packet. It cannot be used by itself.



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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.




Category Description for All About Spelling Level 4:

Consonant teams TCH and DGE, ways to spell J, ways to spell short E, silent W and K, EIGH, ways to spell long U, consonant team PH, /shun/ spelled TION, more ER words.




Primary Subject
Spelling/Vocabulary
Grade Start
4
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781935197027
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
All About Learning Press
Weight
1.0 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.25" x 0.25"
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This is the next level in our All About Spelling curriculum. All About Spelling is an excellent curriculum for teaching the mechanics of spelling.
Brandi L on Nov 13, 2018
this curriculum is very helpful with struggling spellers and it helps with reading too!
Deborah N on Aug 14, 2018
This is the next level in our All About Spelling curriculum. All About Spelling is an excellent curriculum for teaching the mechanics of spelling.
Brandi L on Nov 13, 2018
I use the curriculum.
Shane W on Aug 17, 2018
this curriculum is very helpful with struggling spellers and it helps with reading too!
Deborah N on Aug 14, 2018
Homeschooling
Sarah C on Sep 13, 2017
To use for 4th grade Spelling for my son.
John H on Sep 3, 2017
I have used 1-3 and wanted to continue with these same books
Jen S on Aug 29, 2017
I have used this program before and it is great for dictation and spelling.
Kimberly R on Aug 15, 2017
We love AAS.
Aimee D on Apr 7, 2017
All About Spelling and All About Reading curriculum have proven to be very successful for elementary students.
Northport H on Nov 16, 2016
Best curriculum for spelling!
Karen K on Nov 7, 2016
My daughter is really struggling with spelling, not understanding it, but putting it into action. This is a easy, daily review for her. She is doing so much better.
Jennifer F on Apr 26, 2016
We have used levels 1, 2, 3, and I love the way it teaches rules for phonics/spelling instead of just rote memorizing. I also like that it includes spelling sentences instead of just word lists.
Clover B on Feb 27, 2016
Comprehensive spelling curriculum for a student who has difficulty intuiting phonics rules.
Arwen L on Jan 8, 2016
I love all about spelling!
Lisa S on Nov 4, 2015
I love All About Spelling! it takes one step at a time, and with all its hands-on aspects for my little girl, we both love it!
Mary Kay B on Oct 26, 2015
We have been using All About Spelling since the beginning and it is working so well for my children, that we are continuing to purchase the materials.
Damore J on Sep 30, 2015
I use the curriculum.
Shane W on Aug 17, 2018
Homeschooling
Sarah C on Sep 13, 2017
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