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
This is a great product. I initially purchased this for my three and four year old. This is student paced and a mastery program. I love the flexibility! When we started we aimed for a letter a week as the caught one we slowly went down to about a letter a day. My four year old is now almost six and we will be starting him on Level 1, my three year old is now almost five and though she loosely know most of her letters we are going to run through the program again, just doing a letter/lesson a day as a review. My two year is also no desperately wanting to do school like the big kids! So, I will also be starting him on a letter/lesson per week. In addition to covering upper case, lower case, and sounds, they also add in rhyming and syllables with Ziggy the Zebra. Ziggy is adored by all my kids and just adds another element to the multi-sensory learning. The book is loaded with different activities and ideas you can use to suit each child (the All About Reading website also has a bunch of other free activities, as well!). We are looking forward to getting going again!
We had so much fun learning our letters with each lesson. The activities were fun also and we were able to make a beautiful keepsake from them. They bring out so much creativity with the activity sheets.
My kids loved Ziggy & the stories that went with him! It’s a comprehensive program & I appreciate the worksheets!
I ordered the pre-reading and level 2 sets. Found out that my daughter needed level one. So while I wait to order it she is doing the pre-reading level along with her 4 yr old brother. They both love Ziggy. And the various project and games. I have my daughter who is 6 do the reading every other day. She also reads out of the 1st grade readers we purchased separately. My kids are both very hands on, and this program seems to be working wonderfully for our family.
My 3 year old daughter is so in love with Ziggy! Surprisingly my almost-7-year-old son loves him too. This is such a wonderful program and my daughter begs to do it first thing in the morning.