Please note: Your student should always begin with Level One, regardless of grade level. There are materials needed in each level which are used again in subsequent levels. For example, Level 3 requires the student to review cards from Levels 1 and 2.
Your children will learn:
- How to say and write the first 32 phonograms
- How to segment words into their individual sounds
- Short and long vowel sounds
- How to identify and count syllables in a word
- How to choose between c and k at the beginning of a word
- When to double f, l, and s
- How to spell /k/ at the end of a word
- How to form plural words by adding s or es
- Compound words
- Open and closed syllable types
- And more!
The multisensory learning tools and activities included in the program help your students master important spelling concepts.
Flashcards provide a visual and hands-on way to help your students learn and review phonograms, words, and spelling rules.
The Spelling Review Box helps you organize the flashcards so you can quickly see which words, phonograms, and spelling rules your students still need to learn and review. (Flashcards and dividers are included; you supply the 3x5 index card box.)
The Segmenting Words activity help your students identify the individual sounds in a word so that he can spell more easily and accurately.
Concept-oriented spelling lists that are grouped by similar phonograms and spelling rules accelerate learning by organizing ideas in your students' minds and allowing the students to concentrate on and master one or two main concepts before moving on.
Key Cards present key ideas, concepts, and spelling rules that help your students thoroughly understand why a word is spelled the way it is and how to apply that knowledge to many other words.
The More Words and Dictate Phrases sections reinforce current and previously learned concepts, increase the students' repertoire of words, and allow students to apply their knowledge in practical situations.
Tips for the teacher anticipate and provide answers to your questions and give you on-the-spot strategies for helping your students overcome stumbling blocks. Worked seamlessly into the lessons, tips are placed right where you need them, when you need them, so you can continue your teaching uninterrupted.
The Progress Chart gives your students a visual reminder of how far they have come and motivates them to master the next step.Features are arranged in three easy-to-follow sections:
Review: The Review section provides continual review of phonograms, spelling words, and important concepts so your students can advance confidently from one lesson to the next without the frustration of having to re-learn previous material. em>All About Spelling doesn't teach it and forget it.
New Teaching: The step-by-step lesson plans lay out new material clearly and concisely and save you valuable time. You don't need a degree in education or hours of planning every night to teach All About Spelling. All the work has been done for you.
Reinforcement: The Reinforcement section gives your students the opportunity to apply what they have learned and use that knowledge in practical situations.
By the end of Level One, your students will be able to write phrases such as:
- the pink pig
- camp in tents
- sad songs
- a stiff neck
- big clamshell
- quick snack
The 24 steps of Level One progress in a logical, sequential order. Through direct instruction, students learn exactly what they need to know in order to spell well.