All About Reading Level 1 Blast Off Activity Book Color Edition

All About Reading Level 1 Blast Off Activity Book Color Edition

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ISBN: 9781935197768
Grades: K-1

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The 340-page Blast Off to Reading! activity book is a component of the All About Reading Level 1 Student Packet.

Jam-packed with fluency-building activities and practice sheets, this enjoyable and confidence-building activity book equips your child with essential skills and the understanding that reading is fun!

In this full-color activity book, you'll find:

  • An astronomy-themed progress chart to track your child's progress
  • Illustrated activity sheets, including games, Word Flippers, and matching activities
  • Fluency Practice sheets that include new words, review words, phrases, and sentences
  • An astronomy-themed Certificate of Completion

All of the pages are perforated for easy removal, and you'll find that the lesson plans in the Teacher's Manual tell you precisely which pages you need to remove for each lesson.

The Fluency Practice sheets are the most important part of the Blast Off to Reading! activity book. Fluency practice will help your child move from sounding out words letter by letter to instant recognition of words. The lessons include many tips and techniques for helping your child develop fluency.

Note: It is recommended that each child have his own activity book.

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.


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.

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).

Levels 1-4 have Materials Kits which include Teacher Manuals and Student Packets for each level. 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).




Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
K
Grade End
1
ISBN
9781935197768
Format
Binder
Brand Name
All About Learning Press
Weight
2.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.88"
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For my first grader who is struggling with reading this supplement worked well with my older child, so I already had everything except another workbook and sticker packet. Thank you for offering it without cards (which I have).
Leonardo P on Feb 20, 2020
After trying 4 different curriculums prior to this one, my son is finally reading! We are just finishing up the last couple lessons and will be moving onto level 2. I'm excited for my daughter to start with level 1 right after she finishes the pre-reading level.
Denise B on Feb 1, 2020
For my first grader who is struggling with reading this supplement worked well with my older child, so I already had everything except another workbook and sticker packet. Thank you for offering it without cards (which I have).
Leonardo P on Feb 20, 2020
We have used AAR for over five years and love it! My boys struggled with other curriculums, but this met our need for hands on phonics learning.
Audrey L on Feb 18, 2020
After trying 4 different curriculums prior to this one, my son is finally reading! We are just finishing up the last couple lessons and will be moving onto level 2. I'm excited for my daughter to start with level 1 right after she finishes the pre-reading level.
Denise B on Feb 1, 2020
I used level one with my oldest and am starting the program with my 5.5 year old as her phonics/reading program for homeschool.
Delaney G on Jan 5, 2020
This is a try and true curriculum for any child who is struggling to read. You child will learn to read with out any tears!
Heidi G on Oct 4, 2019
we have used this program teaching all our kids to read!! It is the best!
Radomi M on Sep 25, 2019
Needed for kindergarten curriculum
Lindsay Z on Aug 26, 2019
have heard great success with All About Reading!
Jeane H on Aug 23, 2019
This program was recommended to me by a friend who is a reading teacher.
Ashley R on Aug 14, 2019
I have used AAR in the past for another child so am purchasing a new workbook to use with the next one.
Rebecca W on Aug 2, 2019
I have used this curriculum with my older boys from kindergarten till we got through all the books. My older boys are in 5th & 6th grade and love to read. I now got the Activity book because I have saved the teachers manual and everything else and just need the consumable book for my kindergartener to use. I look forward to using All About Reading with our youngest son this year.
Sarah O on Jul 29, 2019
I've tried other beginner reading programs, but they introduced new words without teaching the rules for how to read them. It always confused and frustrated my children. With All About Reading, they cover everything step-by-step, in a way that builds my children's confidence in reading. Ordering another activity book for my third child.
User on Jul 17, 2019
amazing step by step reading, my daughter went from 1st grade to 6th grade in one year
Cynthia S on Jul 15, 2019
I hesitated to spend the money on All About Reading so I didn't with my first 3 students. I finally got wise on my 4th child. I am so pleased and am now using it with my 5th.
Jordan V on Jul 11, 2019
My son needed this book as part of his All About Reading Level 1 curriculum.
Paul H on Jun 28, 2019
The rest of the all about reading curriculum was gifted to me
Melissa K on Jun 24, 2019
Recommended to me by multiple homeschool moms
Rachel T on Jun 7, 2019
I have heard so many excellent things about AAR! I recently picked up a half used black & white 2nd edition workbook. My daughter really enjoys the variety of activities as well as the coordinated readers.
Anastasha A on Jun 5, 2019
recommend
Krista B on Apr 8, 2019
friend recommendation
megan r on Feb 17, 2019
My daughter-in-law is homeschooling and has specifically requested this workbook.
Joy V on Feb 3, 2019
loved it for my son! just ordered the activity book for my daughter too.
Kirsten M on Jan 15, 2019
Success with the first child.
Joel A on Jan 13, 2019
Ordering for another student.
Svetlana K on Nov 22, 2018
To go with my level 1 kit
Lindsey H on Nov 12, 2018
Repeating the level with my first grader who did this last year, but needs more practice before moving on.
Bethel C on Oct 18, 2018
My daughter is struggling with learning to read and this program was highly recommended,
Susan W on Sep 18, 2018
I used this complete reading series with my son who is now 9 and an avid reader and book lover! Now using it for my second child, so I just needed the activity book. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. As a former teacher, I love the phonetic approach. As a parent, I love that my kids enjoy it too.
Erin T on Aug 26, 2018
I have two more children and I don't want to get caught with an updated 3rd edition and be forced to rebuy all the materials again for just the activity book.
Christine C on Aug 23, 2018
My youngest daughter needs to start learning to read and my oldest is a struggling reader and could use the extra review.
Hetty P on Aug 19, 2018
co-op using this for teaching reading
Nathan B on Aug 16, 2018
Absolutely fabulous reading curriculum! Other than the company site, Rainbow resource is the only place that carries this. I began shopping with you because you carry All About Reading!
Jessica Q on Jul 24, 2018
This was a required book for our homeschool co-op.
Abbi M on Jul 16, 2018
I need the workbook to accompany the currciculum
Nicole J on Jul 12, 2018
Just finished pre reading and are excited to move on to level one like his big sister.
Alexis H on Jul 5, 2018
Love these books! My Kindergartener and now 1st grader is loving it!
Tiffany M on Jul 3, 2018
We used this with our older son and can't wait to start with our 4 year old daughter when Pre-Reading is completed. It is the best!
Holly S on Jul 2, 2018
I plan on using this to help my struggling reader who is 7.
Kristi R on Jun 22, 2018
My daughter's recommendation. (teacher)
vickie j on Jun 21, 2018
Great product!
Eric T on Jun 21, 2018
I have used this program with my other kids and loved it! I am buying the workbook for my youngest.
Shannon J on Jun 19, 2018
My daughter started with this curriculum and is now 7 years old and reading at a 7th grade level. This curriculum is easy to follow and fun for the kids while they learn!
Joy H on May 29, 2018
for homeschooling
katie t on May 29, 2018
My son is ready for this book and I already have the rest from doing it with my daughter.
Sarah H on May 8, 2018
We used this program with our son and are continuing the all about reading with our daughter. We love this program!
Brittney K on May 2, 2018
The activity book for the first edition that I bought online from an unknown seller was supposed to be "like new" with no pages missing but it was actually missing several lessons, so I bought a copy of the second edition because the first edition is very hard to find. I am new to home schooling, and I believe that having all of the lessons will help me to succeed to teach my child to read.
Sheryl K on Apr 9, 2018
go with the All about Reading
Marcia W on Mar 24, 2018
We have been using AAR for 3 years now and love it!
Karen S on Feb 12, 2018
I love All About Reading! Starting Level 1 with my 2nd child now
Robyn O on Feb 1, 2018
we love this program and needed a new workbook for the second kid
hannah t on Dec 26, 2017
We have used AAR for over five years and love it! My boys struggled with other curriculums, but this met our need for hands on phonics learning.
Audrey L on Feb 18, 2020
I used level one with my oldest and am starting the program with my 5.5 year old as her phonics/reading program for homeschool.
Delaney G on Jan 5, 2020
Does this book come with the star stickers?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I ordered the start stickers separately. My understanding is that the stickers are only included with packages (ie. book + word cards + stickers).
Were there any changes made to this that would affect its use with the first edition teacher's manual?
A shopper on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes- there have been lessons added and the numbers on the lesson are a bit off. The teachers manual has pictures of the pages that correspond with the lesson so it's easy to figure out what needs to be done in the book. Some student pages I just skipped since I didn't have the lesson that corresponded. Hope this helps.
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Great!
Has fun activities in it. My 6 year old gets super excited every day we do a lesson to see what type of activity there is.
September 25, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
AAR1 Color Edition is a nice upgrade!
My older kids lamented why their workbooks hadn't been in color when they went through this program, but my current 1st grader & I are enjoying the color edition - it was very nicely done.
September 14, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Great Product!
After hearing many glowing reviews, I finally purchased All About Reading Level 1. It is a solid program, and my son is making great strides in his reading abilities.
July 17, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
I love AAR
This program teaches the phonics rules in clear and concise ways that are easy for children to understand and recall. The games are always fun, my children love them. And, I love that it’s open and go with all the scripting for how to explain things.
April 28, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Excellent Activities
My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed this reading program. I really like the review words sheet and the games it provides as a learning tool. Another plus is that the activities are little to no prep work!!!
October 5, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Tried and True
All About Reading made me decide to homeschool all 3 of my children. I had to buy a replacement workbook so that our youngest could start the program. I highly recommend this program, it is even helping my struggling 3rd grader! The activity book is essential to the program, fun and engaging, there is a LOT of cutting and prep work, I suggest setting aside a couple extra minutes before starting a lesson to prep it all. It really doesnt take a lot of time but it does need done daily.
August 22, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Only regret is not starting it sooner!
I'm using this with my 4th child and wish I would have started it with my first child 7 years ago!!
July 24, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago

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