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 essential 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)
Motivation to Read (developing an enthusiasm for reading)
This is accomplished through fun short stories such as "Calico cats crunch cookies and candy," letter-based art projects, and the included simple games. Even such thorough learning feels like play.
All About Reading
All About Reading (AAR) is the multisensory, mastery-based program you’ve heard 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 the learning stick.
Based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach, 97% of English words can be learned according to phonetic rules, leaving only 3% as sight words. 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. The author recommends students spend no more than 20 minutes a day learning to read, plus another 20 listening to a read-aloud.
The student activity books add variety to the lessons and provide additional support. The phonetic readers are the best we have ever seen – beautifully illustrated hardcover books with finel
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There are 78 lessons in all, so conventional scheduling would be to complete about two lessons a week. However, the publisher strongly encourages you to pace yourself to the child, not the program. So spend just 20 minutes using All About Reading each day and pick up where you left off the next day.
Note: 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's Information Publisher: All About Learning Press Author: Marie Rippel Age Recommendation: 4 Grade Recommendation: PreK Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes (Student Pack only) Lessons: 78 Format: Softcover (Student & Teacher's books), Hardcover (Readers), perforated sheets
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.”