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
review by Art Kit
”What I also love about All About Reading is that it is lightly-scripted and their “open and go” lessons make it so easy and stress-free.”Read the Review
review by Cummins Life
”All About Reading is a multisensory, mastery-based curriculum. You can really tailor it to your student and your schedule. ”Read the Review
review by The Coulter Coop
”In today’s video I’m unboxing and giving my first impressions of All About Learning Press’ All About Reading Prereading. ”Watch the Video
review by Homeschool and Humor
”Uncomplicated, easy to understand and teach, and successful – that’s what this pre-reading program truly is.”Read the Review
I wanted to love this program. Unfortunately it didn't work for my daughter.This is my 7th child that I have homeschooled. The letter introduction was a very slow process compared to other curriculum and She never understood the Language Exploration pages.She enjoyed the crafts and the zebra puppet.
My son loves learning his letters and his visits from Ziggy a few times a week. The crafts can get redundant but we vary them with stickers and other fun!
I was nervous about teaching reading but this program makes it easy and fun. Lessons are already set up and the projects, games and Ziggy make it super fun for my boys. I don't think they don't even realize all they are learning! :)
Wow -- what a great tool for teaching early literacy! My son absolutely LOVED the Ziggy the Zebra puppet and begged to play with him pretty much every day. He loved Ziggy so much that we got the Ziggy games for Level 1 too. My son was already very verbal and was pretending to read when we started at about 3 years. We were able to do about a lesson a day which surprised me, but he just loved the hands-on activities and Ziggy games. I personally liked that it was hands on, with a craft for each letter, and that the teacher's manual told me exactly what to do and what supplies I needed. This was my first time homeschooling, and I knew nothing about early literacy. I've since learned a lot through the AAR program and also local library resources and still think this is a remarkably thoughtful, well-designed, and easy program.
My three year old is currently using this program, and we both love it! It’s broke down in such a way that even young learners can begin to learn necessary skills for reading. I love this whole curriculum, and highly recommend!