All About Spelling Level 2
You know that kids learn in a variety of ways. That is why a multisensory approach, like All About Spelling (AAS), is so successful. But children also differ in their motivational approach to learning. You may have an inquisitive child who really wants to understand the ins and outs of spelling, while his sibling just doesn’t care. If you have a child who thrives on spelling rules and who is most comfortable understanding the reasoning behind each word’s spelling, he will adore AAS because in each spelling lesson, a single new rule or concept is taught. The award-winning AAS provides complete and comprehensive instruction using the multisensory Orton-Gillingham explicit teaching approach.
Is My Student Ready For All About Spelling Level 2?
Students should complete All About Spelling Level 1 before starting Level 2. Because All About Spelling is mastery-based, the level numbers do not correspond to grade levels. AAS is a building-block program, where each level builds on the skills taught in the previous levels. AAS not only teaches how words are spelled but also why they are spelled that way – for example, why “cat” is spelled with a “c” rather than a “k,” a concept students can later apply to spelling words such as “emergency” and “concentrate.” To prevent gaps in knowledge, most students will start with Level 1, though older students may be able to work through the levels relatively quickly. If you feel like your student is ready to begin at a higher level, you can take a look through the scope and sequence PDFs to see which concepts he would be missing by skipping a level. If you have any questions about this, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
What Will My Student Learn In Level 2?
In Level 2, your student will continue to learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts including 11 new phonograms, vowel teams, syllable division rules, Silent E and Vowel-Consonant-E words, blends, and R-controlled syllables. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 2. Below is a sampling in each area:
All About Spelling Level 2 Scope and Sequence.
Please note: The tiles that come with the Deluxe Set are the same tiles that come with the All About Reading Deluxe Set, and the app needed for the App-Dependent Set is the same app that you need for the All About Reading App-Dependent Set, so if you have already purchased one or both of these, please keep this in mind when you purchase this product, because you will not need to purchase it again.
Level 2 App-Dependent Set Includes:
Already own the Letter Tiles or App, Spelling Divider Cards, and Spelling Review Box?
You can get the Student and Teacher Only option, which includes:
Teaching Multiple Students?
Each additional student will need an Extra Student Set, which includes:
Already own the Letter Tiles or App, Spelling Divider Cards, Spelling Review Box, and Teacher's Manual?
You can get the Student Pack Only option, which includes just the Student Packet - Download a sample PDF here.
Please note: You do need the Letter Tiles app or the physical Letter Tiles, the Spelling Divider Cards, the Spelling 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.
Publisher: All About Learning Press
I taught my oldest 2 to read using other curricula, but when I started using AAR with my youngest, I realized that neither my older children nor I had REALLY learned how to spell. We had memorized patterns and word lists, but there were so many rule breakers. We didn't know WHY a word was spelled that way because no one taught us the rules. This program changes all of that. While my youngest is learning through AAR, my older ones are using AAS to add logic to what they already know about the English language. In fact, we had purchased AAS and Logic of English at the same time to try both. AAS worked WAY better for us. The teaching guide was easy to follow, the flash cards well organized, and the lessons quick, but thorough. When using this program with an older child, you can also do more than one lesson per day since they already know some of the rules/words. Its an excellent choice for remedial spelling /reading as well.
I'm very happy that I choose this program to my child. We both are learning English.
All About Spelling has been a good spelling system for us to use. Having all the different components sometimes makes it a lot of work to set up for a lesson, but the interactivity means my children enjoy the lessons, and having the well-scripted book makes it reasonably easy for me to pick up and teach without any advance planning, which I love.
My kiddos did not enjoy AAS as much as spelling u see. I think it always comes down to your learner. Both options are amazing curriculum.
My kiddo loves the stories. I love how easy it is to teach. The various ways to teach a concept is great. We have the iPad app which is easy to use.