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.
I absolutely love this reading curriculum! The lessons are not long but incorporate a lot of things so the child really learns the information. My daughter love Ziggy the Zebra, the puppet. The art activities are wonderful and fun. We school year round so there were enough days to do each lesson 3 times.
This has become a favorite in our home. My 3yr old started loves AAR and ask to read everyday. She gets excited for the worksheets, activities, and crafts each day. And the Zebra-Ziggy is tons of fun. The materials are well made and put together. I was so worried it would be hard to each, but it's not. The step by step instructions each day, is very easy!! This would be great for a wide range of ages depending on when you need letter recognition and sounds, to become part of school.
I have been using all about reading with my older son for years, but never did the pre-reading level. We are loving it! It's short and sweet and keeps my little guy engaged. He loves playing the games with Ziggy the zebra. The letter activities are perfect too.
Day one of using this curriculum, and it's already worth every single penny and then some!
My 5/almost 6 year old is severely dyslexic. Once he's six we'll be having a neuros-psychologist test and evaluate because he also seems to have some dysgraphia and cognitive difficulty. He can build Legos, play mechanical games, follow graphics and complete logic puzzles. But if you ask him to rhyme, or split a word into it's sounds, or sing a song he's heard for years, he simply can't do it. This is the third year we'll be trying to teach him his alphabet. He can recognize some of the letters, specifically R, O and X. He recognizes all the numbers 0 to 12. He can trace any of the letters or numbers if there's an outline to follow or an image to copy. But if I hand him a blank sheet of paper, and ask him to draw a letter or number that he -does- know, he can't translate it onto paper.
There have been lots of tears, tantrums and frustration in the last few years.
Before he even started his first year of preschool, when he was three, before we even knew he was dyslexic; he came to me one day after getting in trouble with his Aunt -again- (he's also ADHD) and said "Mommy, I'm worthless." My heart cried for weeks.
Last year, after a year of preschool and realizing he wasn't retaining the ABC's he'd been taught, we stepped back from letters for the first half of his pre-k year, and used McGraw-Hill's Phenomic Awareness course. It was a great course ... For me. For educating -me- on the progression and science of phenomic development, for helping me understand the almost backwards way we learn to understand speech and sound. (To first distinguish complete thoughts as a sentence, then recognize individual words in the sentence, and finally, to be able to break the words into sounds.) And the first parts of the curriculum worked well, teaching DS to recognize sentence and word structure. But once we progressed to breaking down the sounds in words, he couldn't do it, no matte...
My son loves this. The zebra puppet is a big hit but he also loves the crafts. I like how it has suggestions for each letter on how to do the craft which we usually do or just paint/colour if short on time. The games are also challenging for him in a good way and he loves doing them.