All About Reading Level 4 Full-Color Edition

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Level 4:
In All About Reading Level 4, your student will combine knowledge acquired in earlier levels with new skills to reach a level of reading that can decode just about any English word. This final level teaches 15 new phonograms including UI, OUGH, RH, and others. Dozens of interesting activities teach comprehension skills and fluency, with regular review incorporated so nothing is forgotten. The 29 integrated, fully-decodable stories in Level 4 include words so challenging that you may be startled to hear them roll fluently out of your child’s mouth!

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 4 Deluxe (with Tiles) Set:
The All About Reading Level 4 Deluxe kit is our recommended set. It is the All About Reading system containing all the components required for teaching Level 4 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 4 with Tiles Set may be the perfect choice. Find more information and comparisons below.
The All About Reading Level 4 Deluxe includes the Level 4 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 4 App-Dependent Set:
The All About Reading Level 4 App-Dependent Set contains all the essential books and review box required for teaching Level 4, 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 4 App-Dependent Set includes the Level 4 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):
  • No tablet is required to complete the lessons
  • No additional purchase of an app is required
  • Larger tiles are easy to read
  • It's easy to incorporate hands-on alphabetizing practice
  • Tricky word parts can be highlighted with markers
  • Timeless, traditional, and tactile educational tool
  • No screen time!

  • With the Letter Tiles app (required for the App-Dependent Kit):
  • It is immediately prepared for any lesson, and automatically organizes itself
  • No more worries about lost letter tiles
  • No need for a whiteboard
  • It's easy to capitalize words
  • You can hear the sounds of the phonograms seamlessly as you teach
  • Lessons are easy to teach "on the go"
  • Need to switch between students? No problem! Simply select your current lesson in All About Reading and you're ready to begin.
  • Features
    Newer Version - Color Edition!

    All About Reading Level 4 Deluxe includes:
  • Level 4 Fully-Updated Teacher's Manual with new material, including expanded “Before You Begin” and appendices sections - Download a sample PDF here
  • Student Packet with full-color Activity Book - Download a sample PDF here
  • Two full-color, heirloom-quality readers:
  • Heirloom Antics - Download a sample PDF here
    The Voyage - Download a sample PDF here
  • Reading Review Box with Divider Cards
  • Letter Tiles and Magnets
  • Tote Bag
  • Supplementary Phonograms Sounds App

  • Level 4 App-Dependent Set includes::
  • Level 4 Fully-Updated Teacher's Manual
  • Student Packet with full-color Activity Book
  • Two full-color, heirloom-quality readers
  • Reading Review Box with Divider Cards
  • You’ll also need to add the affordable, phenomenally effective and convenient Letter Tiles app, available separately on iTunes, Google Play, and the Kindle app store.

  • 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):
  • Student Packet (activity book, flashcards, and stickers) - Download an activity book sample PDF here
  • Teacher's Manual
  • 2 Readers

  • Teaching Multiple Students?
    Each additional student will need an Extra Student Set, which includes:
  • Student Packet (activity book, flashcards, and stickers) - Download a sample PDF here
  • Reading Review Box
  • Reader Divider Cards
  • Please note: You do need the Letter Tiles app or the physical Letter Tiles and the Readers in order to be able to use this set. If you do not have these items, please purchase the Deluxe or App-Dependent Set.

    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 an activity book 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 4 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 4?
    Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including words with multiple suffixes, fifteen 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.

  • Decoding (Phonics)
  • Learn phonograms EY, EAR, UI, IE, PH, GU, GN, AUGH, EI, OUGH, SI, MB, OUR, CI, and RH; and read words containing the new phonograms, such as honey, early, juice, field, phase, guest, gnat, daughter, beige, rough, mission, comb, journey, special, and rhyme.

  • Decoding (Structural Analysis)
  • Decode multisyllabic words; read words with multiple suffixes, as in thankfully; read words with a variety of suffixes, including -ible, -able, -ance, -ence, -sion, -ic, -al, -ous, -ist, -ism, -ity, -ize, -ary, and -ery; read words containing unaccented syllables, as in pirate, Alaska, and doctor; and read words with silent letters, as in half and comb.

  • Vocabulary
  • Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life; explore varying dialects, regional language, and words containing influences from Greek, French, Spanish, and Italian, and understand homonyms, heteronyms, synonyms, antonyms, onomatopoeia, alliteration, idioms, personification, acronyms, and hyperbole.

  • Fluency
  • Read with accuracy, meaningful expression, and natural phrasing.

  • Comprehension
  • Connect text to one's own experiences, make predictions and inferences, compare and contrast main characters and stories, discuss main conflict and character transformation, skim for specific information, discuss shades of meaning, and summarize the text.

    All About Reading Level 4 Scope and Sequence.

    Publisher: All About Learning Press
    Faith-Based?: No

    Customer Reviews

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    SardarniG
    We love AAR

    We started on Level 2 and adore this program. It's fun and different each day. The stories keep my little one entertained and engaged.

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    Wendy C.
    AAR is the best!

    I have taken a child from behind grade level to grade level in a short school year thanks to the great lessons AAR offers.

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    Rachel
    This is the BEST!

    We LOVE this reading curriculum! It is the best that I have found. So easy to teach, and so fun, and easy for my son; he catches on quickly. He used to hate reading until we switched to All About Reading and now he can't wait to do the worksheets!

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    Danielle G.
    Great program

    We love All about Reading! The lessons are so nicely laid out in the teachers manual, great flow, and highly interactive!

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    Sarah L.
    Great reading curriculum!

    I very much recommend this reading curriculum. My daughter has enjoyed the variety of activities from the Activity Book (they're all quite simple but the variety provides a great way to reinforce concepts without feeling like "practice"). The stories in the readers are interesting and the illustrations are great. As teacher, I very much appreciate the script provided in the Teacher's Manual. I don't have much time to prep our homeschool curriculum and being able to open the Teacher's Manual and see exactly what to say each day to guide the lesson is invaluable. Excellent product!


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