All About Spelling Level 1 Materials

All About Spelling Level 1 Materials


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Grades: 1-3

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Category Description for All About Spelling Level 1:

Short vowels, consonants, beginning and ending consonant blends, consonant teams NG and NK, double consonants at end of short vowel words, compound words, plurals, open syllables.

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 All About Reading and my daughter is almost done with level one, so we thought we would try All About Spelling as well.
DeShea J on Feb 24, 2021
Was highly recommended.
Edna L on Jan 29, 2021
We love All About Reading and my daughter is almost done with level one, so we thought we would try All About Spelling as well.
DeShea J on Feb 24, 2021
Homeschooling 3rd grader
Mitsi W on Jan 31, 2021
Was highly recommended.
Edna L on Jan 29, 2021
My 7 year old daughter is having a hard time with her spelling. I have researched many programs and this one seems to be the one recommended the most for struggling spellers. I have heard many wonderful things about the All About Spelling program and I am excited to use it.
Michael B on Jan 22, 2021
We were really happy with All About Reading (Pre-reading and Level 1), so we thought we'd give this a try.
Katie C on Jan 10, 2021
Bloomfield IA co op assisted me
Megan B on Jan 5, 2021
i am currently using All about reading and wanted to try this program sense they seem to go hand in hand and i havent found a spelling program i really like yet
Erica C on Jan 4, 2021
We have loved all about reading so much and really trust their materials! Excited to try this!
Anna N on Dec 29, 2020
he most comprehensive teaching tool I have come across in years spent teaching English as a second language
Kati G on Dec 29, 2020
We love the ready to go curriculum that All About Reading provides and hoping this will be the same while complimenting our reading program.
Jennifer T on Dec 1, 2020
Plan to use them with my child/homeschooler.
Susan H on Nov 17, 2020
We are using All About Reading and wanted to keep consistency in the program
Carole M on Nov 6, 2020
Great program
b ok b on Nov 1, 2020
Purchased for the Orton-Gillingham method employed; used on children with dyslexia.
Cindy A on Oct 25, 2020
These manipulatives support the program and give hands on practice.
Amanda E on Oct 19, 2020
Because I love all about reading!
Samantha K on Oct 5, 2020
I love All About Spelling for myself and my kids! It's so easy to just open up and teach, and they make it fun, interesting, and quick for the students.
Beth G on Sep 23, 2020
We like the All About Reading and my daughter wants to learn how to spell.
Helena T. H on Sep 8, 2020
My children have had success with All About Reading so I wanted to try their spelling program.
Lindsey C on Sep 7, 2020
I chose this because my son has been struggling with spelling. I went searching for a different spelling curriculum and came across all about spelling. It says that it teaching spelling rules that my other curriculum never talked about. So looking forward to trying this and seeing improvement with my son's spelling.
Morgan Y on Sep 2, 2020
Kathleen I on Aug 29, 2020
read up on all about reading and this looks perfect for my ASD child with APD.
Marisa G on Aug 27, 2020
Friend suggested this spelling curriculum
Natalie G on Aug 23, 2020
Recommended by other homeschool mothers.
Theresa C on Aug 22, 2020
my daughter has dyslexia and we heard this is the best spelling program for her
Tiffany A on Aug 19, 2020
This company is AMAZING to work with; we are very excited to journey through this program this year!
Melanie C on Aug 19, 2020
To help my daughter with spelling
Mandy M on Aug 17, 2020
I have a third grader who knows all of her phonics sounds, but struggles to decipher when to use each one. I'm hoping this program will teach her the rules she needs to become a better speller.
jillian b on Aug 17, 2020
dyslexic child needs help with spelling. I was told this was a great program to use.
Amy W on Aug 14, 2020
Recommended by Well Trained Mind.
Mary N on Aug 12, 2020
I'm hoping it will strengthen his spelling skills and he likes hands on things.
Suzanne F on Aug 12, 2020
We love All About Reading and are excited to try All About Spelling!
Preston C on Aug 10, 2020
We've used All About Reading and are giving this a try
Lisa B on Aug 7, 2020
Recommended by a fellow teacher.
Katherine P on Aug 6, 2020
tere r on Aug 4, 2020
I have heard wonderful things about this program and I really like the explicit hands on instruction it seems this program has.
Erica P on Aug 2, 2020
After doing a lot of research, I noticed this seemed to be the go to for people who had tried other things that failed.
Anne O on Jul 29, 2020
This was recommended by a homeschooling friend and my rising 4th grader is a poor speller.
Dawn M on Jul 26, 2020
Highly recommended. Trying it out.
Briana H on Jul 25, 2020
Used a borrowed copy for my daughter and liked it. Using it for my son this time.
Jennifer O on Jul 22, 2020
Trying yet another spelling method with the same child, nothing has been a good fit yet. Hopeful this will unlock the mystery for her.
Dawn L on Jul 15, 2020
All About Reading has worked so well for our family and as we progress in grades and need to add in a spelling curriculum we are confident that All About Learning Press will meet our needs in a thorough and fun way for spelling as well!
Melinda W on Jul 14, 2020
We have loved All About Reading and are ready to get started on spelling!
Sarah B on Jul 11, 2020
I want to make sure nothing is missed, so I started at the beginning of what I hope to be a comprehensive spelling program
Sandra G on Jul 11, 2020
I have heard great things about this program. It provide a solid foundation to build on.
Angella G on Jul 5, 2020
great reviews
Danyail M on Jun 26, 2020
We chose All About Spelling because we have loved All About Reading.
Amanda C on Jun 23, 2020
My son is dyslexic and I have had several people sing the praises of this curriculum and how it helped their children who also struggled with spelling. My fingers are crossed that it works for my son as well.
Gwendolyn B on Jun 22, 2020
To use with my soon to be four year old
MARIBEL V on Jun 15, 2020
I have enjoyed AAR and finished Level 1 reading so we are ready to begin some spelling.
Kristin S on Jun 12, 2020
Homeschooling 3rd grader
Mitsi W on Jan 31, 2021
My 7 year old daughter is having a hard time with her spelling. I have researched many programs and this one seems to be the one recommended the most for struggling spellers. I have heard many wonderful things about the All About Spelling program and I am excited to use it.
Michael B on Jan 22, 2021
I want to use this with two different students, one is a 5th grader and one is a 3rd grader; if I wanted the kids to work simultaneously on the lesson, would I need to purchase two basic kits?
Tammi on May 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You will only need one teachers manual, but I would suggest two student packets and two sets of divider tabs and boxes (I just bought a cheap plastic box for 3 x 5 cards). Each student packet includes the phonogram cards, sound cards, words cards, etc. Your students may master the different find a grams, sounds, words, etc. at different paces. So you wanna have their own box for their cards.
My daughter's spelling AND phonics skills in general are weak. Would this program give her a boost in phonics and reading skills as well? Or, does it really just help with spelling?
Katherine on May 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, All About Spelling will help students become better readers by default. However, a dedicated program like All About Reading targets reading skills as the end goal. All About Spelling, All About Reading, as well as others, are based on Orton-Gillingham methodology, a multi-sensory teaching approach. This approach teaches students the why’s of reading and spelling by having students learn the building blocks of words—phonograms—by learning all the sounds each phonogram makes and the rules of English. This may sound overwhelming, but it is done logically and orderly. Students learn the rules and phonograms as they progress in their lessons.

In AAS and AAR, the student learns phonograms, the rules of English, learns to decode words, break words apart, build words, and via dictation, write out phrases and sentences incorporating the spelling words. I find the writing out of phrases and sentences via dictation is very powerful learning technique. We use the AAR’s app called “Letter Tiles” for building and decoding words, it is a very useful resource. In addition, All About Learning Press has fantastic resources available on their blog.

We completed All About Reading Level 2-4, Logic of English Foundations levels A-D and are currently working on All About Spelling Level 3. The power of OG Methodology and the curricula lies in results. I know not all students are equal and not everyone will have the same results, I have a seven year old who is reading and decoding words at a 3rd and 4th grade level. However, we had most powerful and very unexpected result: I have become a much better speller. While teaching, I was learning along side my daughter. Most every night I shared what I learned with my husband and we had to laugh. Here’s my husband with a Masters in Science and me with a Bachelors in Biology and we were learning along side our then Kinder and now First Grader.
I heard this is multi-sensory, what kinds of things are included? I'm hoping that the multiple ways to do things will make it easier to pair with cursive--any thoughts?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2019
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Basic Interactive Kit
BEST ANSWER: The Student Packet includes 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.

The Basic Interactive Kit includes the phonetic sound app, letter tiles and magnets, and the divider cards.

The program teaches spelling through hands on and auditory exercises. There is no writing instruction included.
Does all about spelling level 1 coincide with all about reading level 1. Also, do I need the basic interactive kit if I purchased the all about spelling level 1?
User on Apr 3, 2018
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Reading Basic Interactive Kit
All About Reading Basic Interactive Kit
All About Reading Level 1 Materials Color Edition
All About Reading Level 1 Materials Color Edition
BEST ANSWER: AAS Level 1 should actually be started with AAR Level 2, after you have finished AAR Level 1. If you already have the letter tiles from AAS, then you don't necessarily need to buy an interactive kit. The divider cards are different between AAS and AAR, but you can actually buy those separately on the All About Learning Press website. Hope that helps!
Why is there no information on whether this is PDF or printed or both?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The teacher's manual is a soft cover book. The student packet consists of various papers and cards, mostly on card stock. The cards are still all attached on perforated paper and you will need to separate them and organize them. On the All About Learning Press website, there is a place to print extra copies of the student progress chart and achievement certificate. Click on the student packet for whichever level you want and scroll down. You should see it. Nothing in this set is a PDF.
What do I need to purchase to get started with All About Spelling?
A shopper on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Level 1 Materials include a Teacher Book and a Student Kit (i.e. cards). In addition to these Level 1 Materials, you will need either the Basic or the Deluxe Interactive kit. These supply the letter tiles and magnets as well as the dividers for the cards. The Deluxe kit also provides a tote bag and storage box (i.e. review box) for the cards. For subsequent AAS levels, all you will need to purchase is the Materials set for the level.
Do the tiles match the All About Reading tiles?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the tiles do match the All About Reading tiles, but if you have an older version of the Spelling program (level 2 and up), then 3 of the syllable tiles have been renamed and reillustrated--the CLE is now called "pickle", the VCE is now renamed "name game" and has a new picture with it, and the r-controlled syllable tag is now called "bossy r" and has new graphics. Same concepts.
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Rated 5 out of 5
My child hated other spelling programs. They were too easy and yet she didn't know how to spell all the words. This program is great. We could move at our own place and I could see her making connections. Her spelling has improved and, even better, now she loves spelling.
February 19, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
All About Spelling Level 1
I like that All About Spelling goes along with the All About Reading. My grandson has enjoyed the spelling and does a great job of writing out the works that are dictated to him.
December 20, 2020
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great, no complaints!
Great kit!
September 4, 2020
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for the "Why?" Kids
My daughter questions everything and thrives when she has a set of rules to follow. All About Spelling lays out the rules of spelling very clearly and in an easy to understand way. I've learned a lot about spelling that I was never taught, like why "have" has an "e" but the "a" doesn't say it's name. It's been fun and educational for both of us. My son is a visual learner, not particularly interested in the why or the rules, and All About Spelling is working great for him too. It's the only curriculum we've found that works for both of our kids, who have opposite learning styles. I highly recommend this program.
June 26, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a very easy program to use! My daughter loves the tactile element, and I like how each lesson works on an explicit skill, then puts it into practice with the spelling lists, and phrases. I highly recommend this program!
April 22, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very easy to use!
My daughter begs to do spelling lessons! She loves using the rainbow chips and the letter tiles. I love how the creators thought of everything with all the cards. Very helpful and easy to use.??
March 1, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great program
As with any curriculum, you have to learn how to use it, but it's well worth it! It has helped our struggling spellers already in the first couple of days!
November 22, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love that this is interactive and used multiple parts off the brain! It has been so good for my daughter.
October 16, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So far it is meeting my kid's needs
Last year I used a more traditional program for my first grade daughter. After some tears and loosing confidence in herself, I decided to put the subject spelling away and put more focus on reading skills. This year, I switched to using All About Spelling for her. We are not very far into the program, but I think so far it is helping her regain some of the confidence she had lost last year. I am hoping this is program will give her the freedom to build the foundation she needs for future spelling success at her pace. Plus it uses multiple learning styles and we can start and stop as attention span and time allows for the day.
August 30, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Solid program!
Very solid program. It’s perfect for a kid who learns well with rule based learning. My son finds rule based learning the easiest to understand. Also, it’s a great program if your child isn’t a fan of hand writing. I highly recommend! We are done with book 2 and his annual evaluator said my son is above grade level in spelling!
June 21, 2019
over 3 years ago

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