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.
Students learn key spelling concepts such as:
- The open and closed syllable types
- How to divide words into syllables
- How to spell multisyllable words
- When y can say /î/
- How Silent E can make a vowel long
- The vowel-consonant-e syllable type
- Two spellings for the sound of /z/
- The two sounds of long u
- The difference between hard and soft c and g
- Ways to spell long e
- That English words don't end in i,j, u or v
- The most common way to spell the sound of /er/
- When to use oi/oy, aw/au, and ow/ou
- and more!
The multisensory learning tools and activities included in the program help your students master important spelling concepts.
Concept-oriented spelling lists that are grouped by similar phonograms and spelling rules accelerate learning by organizing ideas in the students' minds and allowing them to concentrate on and master one or two main concepts before moving on.
The Label Syllables activity helps students understand why and how we divide words, provides practice with identifying different syllable types and applying division rules, and enables students to spell multisyllable words more accurately.
The Word Banks help build visual memory of words with a particular sound so students can successfully choose the correct spelling when faced with multiple spellings of a sound.
The Jail provides your students with an engaging, memorable way to learn Rule Breakers the first time around, eliminating the need to remediate later.
The Concept Review section reviews previously learned spelling rules to keep them fresh in your students' mind.
Key Cards clearly 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 Sentences sections reinforce current and previously learned concepts, increase the students' repertoire of words, and allow students to apply 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 student a visual reminder of how far he has come and motivates him 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 student can advance confidently from one lesson to the next without the frustration of having to re-learn previous material.
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 important Reinforcement section gives your student the opportunity to apply what he has learned and to use that knowledge in practical situations.
By the end of Level Two, your student will be able to write sentences such as:
- Her child found a red flower.
- Is the soil moist or dry?
- My aunt saw a small tiger.
- Why is the pig in the hall?
- See the huge cage of mice!
- The storm swept over the land.
The 25 steps of Level Two progress in a logical, sequential order. Through direct instruction, students learn exactly what they need to know in order to spell well.
Add the Spelling Review Box to help you organize the included flashcards so you can quickly see which words, phonograms, and spelling rules your student still needs to learn and review. Order your Spelling Review Box here.