All About Reading Level 1 Materials (2nd Edition)

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Grades: K-1

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Publisher: All About Learning Press

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This is an excellent program for reading
This program is very thorough. I’m so glad I discovered it and I’ll be purchasing the next levels as we need them.
December 3, 2018
1 month ago
Excellent for different learning types
We love this reading program! That said, there's a lot of work that comes with it. I skip most of the activity worksheets and we just do the fluency check unless they're struggling and need more review. If you're the type that feels the need to do every single thing in a curriculum, be aware, this curriculum has a lot of worksheets but it's a solid and excellent program. Level 1 feels like it goes slow but somewhere in the middle of level 2 it all comes together and they take off as an independent reader.
October 29, 2018
4 months ago
Reading Well
The small snippets of information for my child each day, review, and multi-sensory approach is working well. I purchased the app that can be used with All About Reading and All About Spelling and that makes learning fun, too. My child was struggling with reading and we've tried a few different curriculums. This one is worth the cost. We are a month into using this and already I see improvement and less struggle with reading.
October 5, 2018
3 months ago
Totally loving this. I have been using all about spelling for 10 years. This is my first time using all about reading. I have tried many other reading programs. This is fantastic.
September 22, 2018
3 months ago
A big fan of All About Reading and Spelling
The cards are great. I keep them in a $1 pencil box from Walmart... I already had the tiles and whiteboard. The concept of pulling down tiles and spelling/sounding out the word is great. I'm using this program along with All About Spelling. Also, I'm doing this with my 13 yr old who went to public school and does not know how to sound out words. Great phonics program!
September 16, 2018
3 months ago
Enjoying the Multiple Tools for Reading Practice
Although my five year old and I have not gotten too far in the materials yet, we have both been enjoying them. Using the flashcards, magnets, and worksheets, along with the short stories has allowed him to practice the same sounds without getting bored (a previous curriculum we tried was too dull to hold his attention). The parent instructions are clear and, and I appreciate the emphasis on just spending time reading and practicing, and not being concerned with finishing a whole lesson each day. Thus far I would highly recommend!
August 21, 2018
5 months ago
We absolutely love it! It’s been great for both my boys who are six and eight. My eight-year-old is dyslexic and I feel like he doesn’t feel insulted. The pictures and stories are not too immature. A lot of beginning reading stories are very babyish.
August 20, 2018
4 months ago
Very pleased
We have been very pleased with AAR. It has turned my reluctant, low self esteemed reader in a confident, happy reader. She thinks differently than I do, and this curriculum has helped me teach in a way she understands. The materials are very high quality.
June 26, 2018
1 year ago
Open and go!
My 6 year old daughter and I are both enjoying All About Reading. She loves that she is reading stories from the readers after only a few lessons. That quick feeling of success is very encouraging to her, and she likes reading to other family members from her readers. I love the ease of use of this curriculum. It really is open and go. That's important to this busy mama.
April 4, 2018
9 months ago
Fantastic reading program
Really happy with this program, my daughter loves it!
April 3, 2018
9 months ago
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I've used the All About Reading, Level 1 first edition and although it was very good for my firstborn, I think my other child would benefit from the changes that have been made in this second edition.
Grace G on Dec 10, 2018
Because I am using Level 2 with my 8 year old and could tell this would be a great fit for my 6 year old.
Ivana W on Oct 22, 2018
I've used the All About Reading, Level 1 first edition and although it was very good for my firstborn, I think my other child would benefit from the changes that have been made in this second edition.
Grace G on Dec 10, 2018
A friend of mine has used it in her homeschool and highly recommended it. I'm very excited to use it with my Kindergarten aged child.
Nichol H on Nov 2, 2018
Because I am using Level 2 with my 8 year old and could tell this would be a great fit for my 6 year old.
Ivana W on Oct 22, 2018
Used AAR Pre-Reading and now am ready to continue with the program.
Amanda C on Oct 15, 2018
Actually have had fun with the Pre-Reading version, in which, we did to make sure of a solid foundation although my child already new letters and letter sounds. Although, review in that aspect there are still the activities that are introduced throughout that make it all the more interesting for the child so we will move on to Level 1.
Natasha R on Sep 25, 2018
Cathy Duffy top pick and also recommended by a teacher friend
Sara W on Sep 22, 2018
My 7 y.o. daughter is struggling with learning to read and I had heard only great things about this program so we are giving it a try!
Melanie P on Sep 2, 2018
A friend recommended it and I wasn't happy with my present phonics program
Jenna W on Aug 27, 2018
I have a second child who is starting and I had to re-buy all of of this because there is a second edition.
Christine C on Aug 23, 2018
I have used All About Spelling and liked it.
Margaret C on Aug 20, 2018
My youngest daughter is ready to learn how to read and my oldest daughter has been struggling with learning how to read. I will use this program as review to strengthen my oldest daughters reading skills while teaching my youngest.
Hetty P on Aug 19, 2018
Ready for something different than I used with older sons,and I use and love All About Spelling.
Amy M on Aug 18, 2018
After seeing reviews on YouTube, I decided to forgo the Pre-K curriculum, and jump straight into Level 1. While I understand AAR was created for children that have learning disabilities, I am sure my daughter will excel with this curriculum.
Samantha S on Aug 17, 2018
Three friends recommended it.
Tarenne H on Aug 14, 2018
Needed for grandson's school curriculum
Brenda C on Aug 11, 2018
homeschooling for kindergarten
Tasheena W on Aug 9, 2018
Friends are highly recommending that I try this with my 5 year old.
Christina H on Aug 7, 2018
My older son has used all the all about reading materials and I think it will be great for my youngest.
Tracy J on Aug 6, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Trisha I on Aug 6, 2018
It is what we needed, cost was best on website
Rebecca B on Aug 1, 2018
looks like a great program for my 3 year old who is already reading. I think the books and activities will keep her engaged.
stephanie p on Jul 30, 2018
After 15 years of homeschooling, this is the best program I've found. So much like OG/Wilson method, but for us non-professional mommies! Thank you, AALearning Press for making this accessible to us! Thank you, Rainbow Resource for carrying it!
Christine P on Jul 28, 2018
I read that Cathy Duffy recommended this curriculum and I watched a video of Carrie Causey demonstrating how she used this course for her child.
Janice M on Jul 26, 2018
program is effective and simple to follow. my child struggles with reading and spelling and this program demystify's it.
Rebecca V on Jul 25, 2018
recommended by a trusted friend
Angela S on Jul 23, 2018
Level of Kids
Jason B on Jul 22, 2018
We use and love the All About Spelling Program. The All About Reading program is said to a be a more interactive version of Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons.
Valerie on Jul 20, 2018
by a friend
Monique B on Jul 18, 2018
Highly recommended by a co-op.
Jiali M on Jul 13, 2018
Quality multisensory reading program. Works well for those with dyslexia as well as neurotypical learners.
Jason S on Jul 10, 2018
I love All About Spelling. My youngest is ready for Kindergarten, and I've heard great things about All About Reading. Can't wait to get started!
Jill R on Jul 7, 2018
I've heard that this curriculum encourages a healthy love of reading and an ability to read quickly as they become better readers.
Brent P on Jun 28, 2018
All About Reading has been very helpful for my children to learn to read. Dyslexia runs in our family and this has helped my 9 year old progress. She is doing great. She isn't at grade level, but she loves to read independently. I am ordering this level because they updated Level 1 and I needed to replace my old set so I could get the materials for my student.
Christina M on Jun 25, 2018
The hands on approach and it is engaging for my youngest child
Tanya R on Jun 22, 2018
The Pre-Reading program has been a great fit with my daughter who wasn't remembering her letters with other teaching methods. She is looking forward to beginning to read as we embark on Level 1.
Christina S on Jun 16, 2018
reached and recommended
Glory D on Jun 13, 2018
We used the pre-reading level last year and it was the only way that I taught my child his ABCs. So I've decided to stick with the company.
Cheyenne S on Jun 8, 2018
I've heard rave reviews about AAR. I'm hoping this will be the right path to get my 6 year old to enjoy learning how to read!
Jenna B. on Jun 4, 2018
To help my daughter build a solid phonics foundation between grades K and 1.
Sheena H on May 25, 2018
Havilah W on May 24, 2018
I needed a reading program that followed a logical order and was sequential yet still would flow well into our classical curriculum.
Kelly H on May 22, 2018
I like All About Spelling
SHANNON A on May 16, 2018
we have been using the pre reading program and I like it.
Rachel F on May 15, 2018
It was a recommended for my son. Looks like a good fit.
Tiffany L on May 14, 2018
I have two kiddos only a year apart and I wanted to do the AAR level 1 curriculum with them together. I heard it was better to get the student materials rather than make copies.
Heather S on May 11, 2018
to teach my child how to read
Leydi S on Apr 30, 2018
Regina S on Apr 18, 2018
I taught kindergarten and first grade for 11 years prior to homeschooling and this curriculum is TOP NOTCH!
Carrie L on Apr 8, 2018
Our Tutor suggested these materials
Vanessa J P on Mar 30, 2018
Program referred to me, after reviewing decided to purchase
Susan B on Mar 25, 2018
A friend of mine has used it in her homeschool and highly recommended it. I'm very excited to use it with my Kindergarten aged child.
Nichol H on Nov 2, 2018
Used AAR Pre-Reading and now am ready to continue with the program.
Amanda C on Oct 15, 2018
Is this just a Phonics program? Would this cover Literature and Comprehension and Grammar?
Sarah on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For the most part, yes, the primary focus is on phonics and the mechanics of learning HOW to read. The stories at this level are very basic with controlled vocabulary that coordinates with the phonics learned up to that point. Depending on the age of your child, literature and reading comprehension is easily achieved by reading aloud quality literature and asking questions now and then to check for comprehension. Check out the Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie for free lesson ideas. For grammar, this depends on the age of your child and your personal goals. Many do not start formal grammar instruction until third grade. However, there are several grammar workbooks available at the first/second grade level.
Hope that helps!
Sarah in VA
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 Reading Level 1 Materials (2nd Edition)
All About Reading Level 1 Materials (2nd Edition)
All About Reading Basic Interactive Kit
All About Reading Basic Interactive Kit
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
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!
My almost 5 year old knows all of his sounds and is already reading phonetic words. We just started working on 5 sight words with a game and flashcards. what level do you suggest he starts in? thanks! :-)
A shopper on Dec 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you look at the table of contents it’ll give you an idea of if you can skip level one and go to two or not. I’d go with level one. My daughter was able to sound out basic cvc words but I went with level one bc it’s builds a good foundation of not just sounding out words but also building stamina to read longer stories. The first 1/4 might be review for you like they were for us but I’m glad we did it. We have about 10 more lessons and theres quite a bit in the last half she didn’t know and the stories have gotten longer and longer. Hope that helps!
We've taken the placement tests, but I'm not sure whether we need Level 1 or 2. My son is fine with ALL of level 1's questions, and only missing two on Level 2. We completed Saxon K Phonics. Which level would you suggest?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2017
All About Reading Level 1 Materials (2nd Edition)
All About Reading Level 1 Materials (2nd Edition)
All About Reading Level 2 Student Packet - 3rd Edition
All About Reading Level 2 Student Packet - 3rd Edition
BEST ANSWER: If your student has a solid grasp of short and long vowel sounds, consonant blends, and is already reading simple sentences independently, I would recommend starting with level 2. Hope this helps!
Is this program for Kindergarten?
Sylvia M on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can check out the placement charts on the All About Reading Website to see which level your child is ready for. All About Reading is not grade-based, it is based on what your child is ready for, it doesn't matter what age or grade they are in. If your child knows the sounds for the basic phonograms, and is ready to learn to read, then this would probably be the level to start with.
Can I use the 1st edition teacher's manual that I already own with the 2nd addition Blast Off to Reading student workbook?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Can I mix and match editions of the Level 1 Teacher's Manual, Student Packet, activity book, and readers?
A. The two editions of Level 1 cannot be mixed and matched. Since so much new content was added to the Second Edition of Level 1, it would be very difficult to use part of it in conjunction with the First Edition of Level 1. For example, you can't use the First Edition of the Teacher's Manual with the Second Edition readers.
I plan to use this for two students. What items do I need to purchase separately?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am using it only for one student and he hasn't gotten that far into it yet; however, if you are using AAR Level 1 for two students at the same time, the only items that you should need two of are the phonogram and word cards, divider cards, and reading review box (I use a generic index card holder that I got from an office supply shop as I got the basic kit). You can copy the activity book pages (I checked the copyright information inside it when I first got it and it's permitted); however, if you don't have a copier, you might be able to still get by without ordering a second one if you modify some activities (i.e. don't paste when it says cut and paste), but it'd be easier to buy two. As for the progress chart and completion certificate that come in the activity book, you can print out a second copy from the AAR website if you don't have a copier.
Is there a list of each of the items included in a given product somewhere? Not just a picture, but a written list? Shouldn't that be in the description of the product?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do try to have a list of the set components with each product listing. However, this is a very new item and we don't yet have a list attached to this item. However, the components are the same as the previous edition - it's just that some of those components have been revised. Set components: Includes Teacher's Manual, Student Packet w/ Activity Book, Run, Bug, Run!, Runt Pig, and Cobweb the Cat.
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