All About Reading Level 2 Full-Color Edition
All About Reading Level 2 picks up from where your student left off in Level 1, adding new skills systematically. Level 2 teaches 22 new phonograms, or sounds, including EE, OY, OW, and others. Many hands-on activities continue to make learning and review engaging for students, while the 27 integrated, decodable short stories with comprehension activities take Level 2 above and beyond. From Fox’s stunts in the first chapter, to the overenthusiastic work of Rawhide the ranch dog, parents and children will both enjoy the funny, wholesome stories and illustrations.
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 2 Deluxe (with Tiles) Set:
The All About Reading Level 2 Deluxe kit is our recommended set. It is the All About Reading system containing all the components required for teaching Level 2 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 2 with Tiles Set may be the perfect choice. Find more information and comparisons below.
The All About Reading Level 2 Deluxe includes the Level 2 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 2 App-Dependent Set:
The All About Reading Level 2 App-Dependent Set contains all the essential books and review box required for teaching Level 2, 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 2 App-Dependent Set includes the Level 2 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 2 Deluxe includes:
Level 2 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 a sample PDF here.
Please note: You do need the Letter Tiles app or the physical Letter Tiles, Readers, 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 2 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 2?
Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including three-letter blends, 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 2 Scope and Sequence.
Publisher: All About Learning Press
review by Homework and Horseplay
”AAR is is a lightly scripted program with “open and go” lessons… which means anyone can use it to teach a child to read! ”Read the Review
review by Making Everyday Magic
”If you are looking for a simple approach to teaching your child to read while allowing them to be able to decode the words they are seeing, All About Reading is for you!”Read the Review
review by Mommy Octopus
”The hands-on activities have greatly helped my tactile learner improve her reading skills.”Read the Review
We completed [****] and moved right into Level 2 and I continue to be impressed with All About Reading. I highly recommend this program! I love how it builds reading confidence.
We really enjoy the magnet tiles that come with this program, and the box that holds all the phonics cards and word cards. This system is very well organized and easy to use, not to mention, fun!
This program was perfect for my 2nd grader. It was fun, yet to the point and didn't drag on unnecessary information. We were able to work through at least 2 lessons a week, combined with All About Spelling 1 as well. The stories in the readers are engaging and fun too. Highly recommend this program for anyone, especially kiddos with issues sitting still for long periods, Sensory Processing Disorder, or ADHD. We will be reusing this for my next kiddo as well.
We have really enjoyed All About Reading! My daughter loves it and has so much fun reading. She is 5 and using level 2 and has been extremely successful with it.
My son started out at this level and we struggled in the beginning. Many of the words that were to be "review" simply were not taught at his kindergarten. But, once we got past that, my son's reading just excelled. Half-way through the year, he was reading everything and homeschooling got a lot easier when I didn't have to read his directions to him anymore. Upon completion of the program, he is reading beyond his grade level. I look forward to continuing with this program.