All About Reading Level 2 Full-Color Edition

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Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2019 First-Grade Curriculum Kit and Non-Religious 2019 First-Grade Curriculum Kit!
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Level 2:
All About Reading Level 2 picks up from where your student left off in Level 1, adding new skills systematically. Level 2 teaches 22 new phonograms, or sounds, including EE, OY, OW, and others. Many hands-on activities continue to make learning and review engaging for students, while the 27 integrated, decodable short stories with comprehension activities take Level 2 above and beyond. From Fox’s stunts in the first chapter, to the overenthusiastic work of Rawhide the ranch dog, parents and children will both enjoy the funny, wholesome stories and illustrations.

All About Reading
All About Reading (AAR) is the multisensory, mastery-based program that you’ve been hearing so much about. Suitable for all ages, and with activities that benefit all learning styles, AAR teaches phonics, decoding, fluency, and comprehension in a fun and engaging way. Moving at a gentler pace than other more intense reading programs, with AAR only one new concept is taught at a time. Their precept-upon-precept program works with all kids, and AAR’s built-in review system helps learning to stick. The progressive introduction of letters introduces vowels with consonants in a way that will allow your child to begin reading almost immediately. We particularly like how AAR integrates phonics instruction and phonics readers into a single comprehensive program, so they correlate directly with each other. 

And you will be thrilled to know that no prior training is needed; AAR has lightly-scripted and illustrated “open and go” lessons that make your job easy and stress-free. Lessons are taught in short, manageable chunks, as the author recommends students spend no more than 20 minutes a day learning to read, plus another 20 listening to a read-aloud. Based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach, 97% of English words can be learned according to phonetic rules, leaving only 3% to be learned as sight words. The student activity books add a lot of variety to the lessons and provide additional support. The phonetic readers are the best we have ever seen – beautifully illustrated hardcover books with finely detailed full-color drawings. The complete AAR program consists of five levels from PreK through third grade.

Our Level 2 Deluxe (with Tiles) Set:
The All About Reading Level 2 Deluxe kit is our recommended set. It is the All About Reading system containing all the components required for teaching Level 2 with letter tiles and magnets added, as well as a sturdy reading tote bag. These physical letter tiles and magnets can take the place of the Letter Tiles app that we recommend for users of our app-dependent kit. For families who prefer a less technological, more tactile approach, the AAR Level 2 with Tiles Set may be the perfect choice. Find more information and comparisons below.
The All About Reading Level 2 Deluxe includes the Level 2 Teacher's Manual, Student Packet with Activity Book, two readers, the Reader Divider Cards, and the Reading Review Box, plus Letter Tiles, Magnets, Tote Bag, and the supplementary Phonograms Sounds App. You may also want to add a magnetic whiteboard, which is recommended but not required.

Our Level 2 App-Dependent Set:
The All About Reading Level 2 App-Dependent Set contains all the essential books and review box required for teaching Level 2, but no Letter Tiles. Instead, your family will purchase the Letter Tiles app, available for tablets on various app stores. The Letter Tiles app is an innovative, phenomenally effective, and incredibly convenient way to implement hands-on learning and practice with All About Reading. Find more information and comparisons below.
The Level 2 App-Dependent Set includes the Level 2 Teacher's Manual, Student Packet with Activity Book, two readers, the Reader Divider Cards, and the Reading Review Box. You’ll also need to add the Letter Tiles app, available on iTunes, Google Play, and the Kindle app store.

App-Based vs. Magnetic Tiles
For our Timberdoodle curriculum kits, we’ve opted for the Deluxe Set that includes the Letter Tiles. This provides the hands-on aspect of real tiles, and equips you to teach with no requirement of access to a tablet or additional purchase of an app. However, since the Letter Tiles app allows for incredible ease of use and storage, if convenience is your top priority, the App-Dependent Kit may be the choice for you.

Here is a brief comparison of the two options:

With the physical letter tiles (Deluxe):
  • No tablet is required to complete the lessons
  • No additional purchase of an app is required
  • Larger tiles are easy to read
  • It's easy to incorporate hands-on alphabetizing practice
  • Tricky word parts can be highlighted with markers
  • Timeless, traditional, and tactile educational tool
  • No screen time!

  • With the Letter Tiles app (required for the App-Dependent Kit):
  • It is immediately prepared for any lesson, and automatically organizes itself
  • No more worries about lost letter tiles
  • No need for a whiteboard
  • It's easy to capitalize words
  • You can hear the sounds of the phonograms seamlessly as you teach
  • Lessons are easy to teach "on the go"
  • Need to switch between students? No problem! Simply select your current lesson in All About Reading and you're ready to begin.
  • Features
    Newer Version - Color Edition!

    All About Reading Level 2 Deluxe includes:
  • Level 2 Fully-Updated Teacher's Manual with new material, including expanded “Before You Begin” and appendices sections - Download a sample PDF here
  • Student Packet with full-color Activity Book - Download a sample PDF here
  • Two full-color, heirloom-quality readers:
  • What Am I? - Download a sample PDF here
    Queen Bee - Download a sample PDF here
  • Reading Review Box with Divider Cards
  • Letter Tiles and Magnets
  • Tote Bag
  • Supplementary Phonograms Sounds App

  • Level 2 App-Dependent Set includes:
  • Level 2 Fully-Updated Teacher's Manual
  • Student Packet with full-color Activity Book - Download a sample PDF here
  • Two full-color, heirloom-quality readers
  • Reading Review Box with Divider Cards
  • You’ll also need to add the affordable, phenomenally effective and convenient Letter Tiles app, available separately on iTunes, Google Play, and the Kindle app store.

  • Already own the Letter Tiles or App, Reading Divider Cards, and Reading Review Box?
    You can get the Student and Teacher Materials Only option, which includes:
    (Requires Letter Tiles or App & Review Box + Divider Cards):
  • Student Packet (activity book, flashcards, and stickers) - Download an activity book sample PDF here
  • Teacher's Manual
  • 2 Readers

  • Teaching Multiple Students?
    Each additional student will need an Extra Student Set, which includes:
  • Student Packet (activity book, flashcards, and stickers) - Download a sample PDF here
  • Reading Review Box
  • Reader Divider Cards
  • Please note: You do need the Letter Tiles app or the physical Letter Tiles, the Reading Divider Cards, and the Reading Review Box in order to be able to use this set. If you do not have these items, please purchase the Deluxe or App-Dependent Set.

    Already own the Letter Tiles or App, Reading Divider Cards, Reading Review Box, and Teacher's Manual?
    You can get the Student Pack Only option, which includes just the Student Packet (activity book, flashcards, and stickers) - Download a sample PDF here.
    Please note: You do need the Letter Tiles app or the physical Letter Tiles, the Reading Divider Cards, the Reading Review Box, and the Teacher's Manual in order to be able to use this set. If you do not have these items, please purchase the Deluxe or App-Dependent Set.

    Level 2 Placement and Skills
    Not sure if this is the right level for your student? Download the placement test.

    What will my student learn in Level 2?
    Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including three-letter blends, the jobs of Silent E, new phonograms, and methods for decoding multisyllable words – and continue to establish a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning. Every component of reading is taught: decoding (phonics and structural analysis), vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Below is a sampling in each area.

  • Decoding (Phonics)
  • Learn new phonograms WH, EE, ER, AR, OR, ED, OY, OI, AW, AU, OW, and OU to read words such as whale, sheep, herd, farm, horn, toy, boil, saw, haul, flower, and found; read words with long I or O before two consonants as in find and gold; read words with soft C or G as in race or gem, and learn the first four jobs of Silent E

  • Decoding (Structural Analysis)
  • Learn to identify base words, read contractions such as “they’ll”, learn syllable division rules for reading multisyllable words, and read words with past tense ending ed, as in wanted, snowed, and chipped

  • Vocabulary
  • Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life, and understand homophones, synonyms, and antonyms.

  • Fluency
  • Read with accuracy, meaningful expression, and natural phrasing.

  • Comprehension
  • Connect text to one's own experiences, make predictions, identify the main character, compare and contrast main characters, discuss character motivation and main conflict, skim for specific information, and make inferences from the text.

    All About Reading Level 2 Scope and Sequence.

    Publisher: All About Learning Press
    Faith-Based?: No

    Customer Reviews

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    Worth the money!

    I am very satisfied with the results of this program with my 5 year old. I love how it has everything planned out for you. No prep needed. The readers are a great way to reinforce the lessons. Definitely worth the money!

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    All About Reading

    Great, informative reading program! My daughter enjoys reading the many stories that go along with the program. She is becoming such a good reader because of this program. I love seeing the joy of reading show up for her more and more!

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    J.
    Great but Easy

    I bought this for my son to use at age 6. He is a gifted learner so I had gone up one level by age. It ended up being too easy, so we didn't use it for long, BUT we really loved what we did do. This program has such a gentle approach, and the lesson lengths are up to you. The program suggests no more than 20 minutes, regardless of where you end up, but even a full lesson doesn't take that long anyway. I can't wait to use this for my younger child when she is at the right stage.

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    Help for Dyslexics

    This is our third reading curriculum and the one that finally started working for my dyslexic daughter. She wanted to read so badly, she tried so hard, but other curriculums that worked splendidly for her older brothers just left us both frustrated and often in tears. Enter a dyslexic diagnosis and All About Reading. It is still slow going, but she is learning. The phonics sounds are finally sticking and she can remember them. The kinesthetic tiles and daily reviews are so helpful for her. And we love that this edition is in color! The activity sheets are engaging and fun, and the stories are funny and enjoyable to read. It’s easily modified if your student needs to go slower or faster. We end up doing one lesson over the course of two or three days because she tires out from effort fairly quickly. I highly recommend this curriculum!

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    M.A.
    Aar level 2

    My daughter enjoys aar the games, learning and reading new words. She loves the hands on approach and it’s engaging! Easy to follow instructions and easy open and go lesson plans makes it a family favorite for us! We also used level 1 and just comparing her progress from last year to now, the results are amazing, I’m truly impressed.


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