Cannot say enough great things about All About Reading. It’s fun, engaging, not to long but not to short, has everything you need in the kit (you may need craft supplies if you choose) and you can copy the pages if you have multiple students. I am dyslexic, reading and spelling were the hardest for me in school. All About Reading gives me the tools to teach my daughter properly. The teacher guide has little tips to let you know what sound should be used by giving you a word that has that sound. For instance, “I” will sound as it does in “lick” or “I” will sounds as it does in “like”.
Prereading goes through uppercase, lowercase and the basic letter sounds. The two little readers are great for young kids and the worksheets go along with the stories. I school year round so I decided to redo the lessons until we finish the school year instead of buying the next lesson after we’re done. I have enough days to redo Prereading 3x. Since All About Reading allows you to photocopy the workbook I found it cheaper to do that than buy a new book.
You get 2 posters one of uppercase letters and one of lowercase. My daughter loves them! We bought a pointer so she can point to letters. Ziggy the Zebra is quality made puppet. He is used for little games after each lesson and sometimes has cards to engage the kids even more. Even on lessons where Ziggy isn’t said be use I use him because my daughter loves him. I love that at the end of the lessons it adds for you to read for 20 minutes to your child. So important to do this with kids. I’ll definitely use All About Reading and Spelling every year.