This is the second to last level of reading! All About Reading has been an amazing curriculum for it. Everything is laid out so nicely. The thing I love best about this curriculum is that even as a dyslexic parent I have been able to effectively teach our daughter to read all on my own! If you have read our previous reviews you know I organize this curriculum very particularly. the teacher manual gets spiral bound by Staples. The student book get the pages torn out and sheet protected. The cut outs get laminated and put into a zip lock with an index card to know what level and lesson they go with. The phonogram cards and word cards get laminated as well. This level has two books with many stories in them for your child to read when they pop up in the curriculum. My daughter loves the stories and likes to read the title for the next story before she learns the new lesson that will be in them.
I love that there is plenty of work so that the child can practice the new concept being taught. There are games to play, cards to read, fluency sheets and warm up sheets. You will have the choice to get tiles are the app (tablet only). I got the app so there was no chance of losing the tile which is exactly what would have happened. I will be honest, we do not really use the app all that much the student booklet was enough for our daughter to learn and if I feel the need I use a whiteboard to explain the lesson. The app (tiles) is great though and an excellent tool to use if you need it. The app (tiles) works for every level in All About Reading and All About Spelling. If your child is having a tough time with one of the concepts then you can take extra time and do more practice with the tiles and the worksheets provided. You can use the student pages as many times as you need. This is why we use a sheet protector over them so that we can reuse them if necessary and because I will be using it the curriculum with our youngest.
This level will again expand on the previous ones and add new reading concepts. This level adds new sounds of vowels together (vowel teams), more syllable work, changing of certain letters to others and the sounds of some constants together. This is a must have! Hands down the very best way to teach reading in the whole world! If I had been taught this way in school I am pretty sure I would have learned to read way sooner than I did. We use this for 2nd grade. If your is not on this level by 2nd grade do not fret. All About Reading and Spelling are meant to go at your child's pace. You can go as fast as they want or as slow as they need. I like to add in stuff to the games. I like to make the games a little more fun by placing the pieces around the living room for our daughter to find before she reads them. If you do this I suggest to write down where you put each card so as not to lose them. What curriculum do you use to teach reading? Have you tried All About Reading before? Let us know in the comment section below.