All About Spelling Level 5 Teacher's Manual

All About Spelling Level 5 Teacher's Manual

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Item #: 044013
ISBN: 9781935197089
Grades: 5-7

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This Level 5 Teacher's Manual must be used in conjunction with a Level 5 Student Packet. It cannot be used by itself.

Category Description for All About Spelling Level 5:

More /shun/ words, the 2 sounds of EX, the sound of OUGH, I before E rule, ways to spell long E, Z sound spelled with S, plurals ending in F and FE, plurals ending in O, rules for making plurals, the sound of OUGHT, even more ER words.

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 stopped at Level 4 but found we still needed more spelling skills
Johanna P on Aug 30, 2022
Love this program. Teaches the rules of spelling.
Nyssa P on Jan 29, 2022
We stopped at Level 4 but found we still needed more spelling skills
Johanna P on Aug 30, 2022
Progressing, have done 1-4. This is the best spelling curriculum for non-natural (visual) spellers.
Selena R on Jul 10, 2022
Love this program. Teaches the rules of spelling.
Nyssa P on Jan 29, 2022
Cheryl J on Jun 28, 2021
We've completed level 4 and like the program.
Steven C on May 25, 2021
I really like this spelling program.
Erin B on May 21, 2020
We have been using All About Spelling for 5 years and we LOVE it!!!!
Sherlyn T on Mar 14, 2019
I have used Levels 1-4 with my dyslexic son. The method and manner of instruction helps dyslexic children as it utilizes various pathways of the brain to cement the lesson.
Bruce C on Mar 11, 2019
This spelling program is solid, easily explains spelling rules, and doesn't just list random words that kids have to memorize. This is the only curriculum that I have stuck with and felt no desire to change.
Eden L on Feb 13, 2019
It's the only spelling program that we have used, and we have made so much progress!
Kallie B on Jan 14, 2019
This is the best program I've found for spelling in my 20 years of homeschooling, plus 4 years of teaching 2nd grade. Even if you only use teacher's manual (without the cards, etc.), you'll see fast improvements in your child's spelling!
Joan B on Sep 6, 2018
We have been doing All About Spelling with my daughter who is a strong reader and speller. I wanted her to know the "why?" behind spelling so that she could spell pretty much anything!
Samantha S on Sep 6, 2017
I love All About Spelling. My daughter has completed through Level 4 and we are hoping to get through Levels 5 & 6 this coming school year.
jarod w on Jul 13, 2017
I couldn't find the teachers manual only anywhere else and for such a good price.
charity w on Apr 20, 2017
I have used this curriculum before
Elizabeth C on Apr 7, 2017
We've been doing AAS since level 1...there has never been tears and lessons go quickly! I love the dictated sentences to bring a "real life" feel (plus built in review from previous lessons) to spelling instead of just spelling long lists of words.
Clover B on Mar 6, 2017
Have been using this spelling method, it works very well.
Valerie H on Mar 5, 2017
The simplicity and ease of teaching/learning All About Spelling levels 1 through 4 worked well for our 7.5 yr old, so we're continuing with the rest of the series. We used most of the accompanying student packet materials for levels 1 through 3 (minus the spelling cards because they were unnecessary for a child who has primarily learned to spell simply by reading extensively for 4.5 yrs), but for levels 5 through 7 I purchased the teachers' manuals only because we don't need the extra materials.
Heather B on Sep 19, 2016
We have used level 1-5 with son and 1-4 with daughter. Love AAS.
Robin k on Aug 29, 2016
AAS is always a great way to teach spelling through phonics rules and spelling patterns. Be sure to start with Level 1 no matter the age of your student. By this level, we only ordered the teacher's manual but my daughter does not struggle with spelling and requires little review that the cards etc. provide.
Kimberly D on Jul 31, 2016
only spelling program that has worked for both my kids
Christa B on Jul 4, 2016
LOVE the program
Karen H on Mar 1, 2016
It is the best spelling program I have used in 25 years of homeschooling.
Susan H on Feb 16, 2016
12 year old boy dislikes dictation, hope this works for him.
Jennifer J on Nov 19, 2015
Just getting started with this curriculum with an older child and we are zipping through multiple levels to get to his level.
User on Sep 29, 2015
Progressing, have done 1-4. This is the best spelling curriculum for non-natural (visual) spellers.
Selena R on Jul 10, 2022
Cheryl J on Jun 28, 2021
How do you know what level to use?
User on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The author of the All About Spelling programs maintains that students should start with Level 1 unless they've had some instruction in Orton-Gillingham phonograms. Then, they may be able to start with Level 2. Here is a link to her article on placement
How do you know what level to start at?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you look at the faqs on the publishers website, there is an article referring to this. I started my 4th grader on Level one, mostly so he could learn all the rules since our previous curriculum did not teach spelling rules. We ended up going through at least two levels in the first couple years and now do about one level a year. I'm very glad I took the time to start in the first level.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best product for remedial spelling
My son was not a great speller, but with All About Spelling he has been able to see the principles behind rules of spelling, so he has improved 100%. We have tried 4-5 other programs that consisted of lists to memorize, which he would spell correctly, but then misspell the same words when he was writing. Since he is in eighth grade, so we skimmed through Levels 1 and 2 so we didn't miss any of the basics. We did Levels 3 and 4 in one semester, and 5 and 6 in the second semester. We did not do every activity, but selectively chose what he needed the most. We only used the instructor's manuals and the basic set of magnet tiles. This program was very helpful. I created extra tiles that came with the higher level sets by using the extra edges and magnets from the basic set.
March 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic Program
I love that this teaches the rules of English that many of us were not taught in school. I love that my kids are NOT memorizing spelling lists, but they are learning the rules for spelling that will carry them far beyond the list they could memorize.
October 28, 2015
over 7 years ago

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