All About Reading Pre-reading
The All About Reading Pre-reading Deluxe set is a perfect first step toward learning how to read. Designed for young learners in preschool through kindergarten, All About Reading Pre-reading builds a solid foundation for later reading by teaching five key skills: Print Awareness (understanding how books work), Phonological Awareness (understanding how sounds form words), Letter Knowledge (learning uppercase and lowercase letters), Listening Comprehension (understanding stories), and Motivation to Read (developing an enthusiasm for reading). All of this is accomplished through fun short stories such as “Calico cats crunch cookies and candy,” simple letter-based art projects, and the included unfussy games, so that even such thorough learning feels like play.
All About Reading Pre-reading Deluxe includes: Teacher's Manual, Student Packet, The Zigzag Zebra book, Lizard Lou book, Divider Cards, Letter Sounds A to Z app, a Review Box, Reading Tote Bag, Ziggy Zebra puppet, and Adorable Animal Stickers.
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 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.
And you will be thrilled to know that no prior training is needed; AAR has lightly-scripted and illustrated “open and go” lessons that makes your job easy and stress free. 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 black-and-white drawings. The complete AAR program consists of five levels from PreK through third grade.
Note: If you are teaching more than one student at a time, you will want to either order additional Activity Books for each student, or photocopy each page as allowed for family use in the copyright. The student pages in the Activity Book are perforated, making them convenient to tear out and use or photocopy. If you are reusing the package with future students, you will also want the consumable progress chart and certificate of achievement, which are available as free downloads.
Download this Readiness Checklist to determine if your student is ready for Pre-reading.
Download Lizard Lou Book sample PDF
Download The Zigzag Zebra Book sample PDF
Download Activity Book sample PDF
Download Teacher's Manual sample PDF
All About Reading Pre-reading Deluxe teaches:
Motivation to Read
All About Reading Pre-reading Scope and Sequence.
If you are teaching more than one student at a time, you will want to either order additional Activity Books for each student, or photocopy each page as allowed for family use in the copyright. The student pages in the Activity Book are perforated, making them convenient to tear out and use or photocopy.
If you are reusing the package with future students, you will also want the consumable progress chart and certificate of achievement, which are available as free downloads.
Publisher: All About Learning Press
We love Ziggy the Zebra and AAR! Simple and it introduces the alphabet without a fuss!
We absolutely loved the Pre-Reading program. My son loved what he called his “ziggy” lessons. Ziggy the puppet is a must for added fun and laughs. We have purchased All about reading Level 1 to begin soon because after we finished pre-reading, my son asked for more ziggy lessons. I also ordered another set of student sheets for my younger son to start his own ziggy lessons. Lots of fun and different crafts and games all while learning and recognizing letters and their sounds. And then further is lessons about syllables, rhyming, and blending sounds. This was the perfect start for reading and phonics based instruction for my very active boy!
We love All About Reading! My Pre-K student already knew all her letters and most of the sounds so this was pretty easy for her. If your child does not know their letters/sounds this is a great set! My daughter still enjoyed doing this along side her older sister who did level 2 this year. The coloring sheets got a little boring for her so I was always trying to find ways to make them more fun. We really like all of the levels we have done so far in this program!
My kids loved this program! They didn't even know how much they were learning. It was engaging and fun. I looked forward to it everyday. And Ziggy is a favorite friend on our house now.
This is a fine program for people who have not ever used other products and are just starting out. I have tried multiple reading programs over the years. I have 8 children and am now working with grandchildren. I think the program is slow and doesn't challenge a fast learner. One with a huge vocabulary and knows how to speak well.