All About Reading Level 3 Full-Color Edition
Students will advance to new heights in their reading abilities with Level 3 of All About Reading. Adding onto the skills learned in prior levels, students will learn 16 new phonograms, including OA, IGH, KN, and others. Hands-on activities continue to provide a tactile way to review and learn words, while the exciting 25 integrated, decodable stories help increase comprehension. Chapters in Level 3 are a bit longer, allowing plots to become more detailed and nuanced, while remaining humorous and wholesome as in earlier levels. By the completion of All About Reading Level 3, many students are ready to graduate from phonics instruction to a regular reading lifestyle, while others will advance to Level 4 to finish learning all of the phonics needed to decode just about any word.
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 3 Deluxe (with Tiles) Set:
The All About Reading Level 3 Deluxe kit is our recommended set. It is the All About Reading system containing all the components required for teaching Level 3 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 3 with Tiles Set may be the perfect choice. Find more information and comparisons below.
The All About Reading Level 3 Deluxe includes the Level 3 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 3 App-Dependent Set:
The All About Reading Level 3 App-Dependent Set contains all the essential books and review box required for teaching Level 3, 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 3 App-Dependent Set includes the Level 3 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):
With the Letter Tiles app (required for the App-Dependent Kit):
All About Reading Level 3 Deluxe includes:
Level 3 App-Dependent Set includes::
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):
Teaching Multiple Students?
Each additional student will need an Extra Student Set, which includes:
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 an activity book 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 3 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 3?
Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including 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.
All About Reading Level 3 Scope and Sequence.
Publisher: All About Learning Press
Our 8 year old is very bright and loves STEM, however, reading has been a struggle. Other reading programs we've tried have frustrated her because she learns best with logic and concrete rules. All about reading has rules for everything taught and she loves that because she understands WHY words work the way they do. The colorful activities are fun and she loves the beautifully illustrated readers. From a teacher's perspective, I love that lesson plans are laid out and the material being covered is thoroughly explained. Her phonics and overall reading skills have improved greatly, there's no more complaining when it's time for our reading lesson, and we ever catch her reading on her own time now. I've even learned a few things myself! I highly recommend this program and think it would be great for a wide variety of learning styles as it is a multi sensory program.
So, my son started with the first set. My daughter, who started homeschooling this year in second grade, started with this set. The great thing about this program is that it includes a variety of resources to cater to many different styles of learning. My son likes the magnet letters. My daughter reads the colorful books time and again. It's very diverse to help meet students how they learn best.
Best reading program there is, hands down. The pace is perfect. It has fun games to keep them interested and the stories are fun!
I have been very please with the All About Reading series. We are loving the new color version. My child's favorite part are the activities. The hints at the back of the book help to keep it fresh and not feel like a chore. The app is very helpful in keeping us organized. I'm just amazed at seeing the growth in my child. When we started level 2 it would take a week to get through 1 lesson, now we can complete a lesson in 1-2 days. This program works!
Love love love this reading program. My 8 yr old loves to eat but often misreads words or just guesses what the word is and moves on then becomes frustrated because it doesn’t make sense. We have found a huge trick with the letter tiles! For some reason spelling the word she is struggling to read out with the letter tiles helps her break it down and actually figure it out and pronounce the word correctly. It’s just not something she can do in her head and this is making reading independently more fun for her.