Have you ever taught a child to read before? Have you thought about how you are going to teach your child to read? Are you nervous because your child has Autism, or a learning disorder that makes it hard to concentrate? Maybe you’ve tried a curriculum but your child still isn’t reading fluently. Whatever your situation is I hope reading this brings you a little clarity and a lot of hope. I am sharing our love for the All About Reading Second Edition Level 1 by All About Learning Press. Plus how it’s brought joy to our homeschooling days.
Why Everyone Should Use All About Reading
Box Art Day! Of course, that is not the only reason to use All About Reading, but it sure does start it off fun.
I want to start out sharing a little about this great homeschool reading curriculum.
General All About Reading Information
All About Reading is a complete reading curriculum with pre-reading and Levels 1-4. It’s an open-and-go, mastery-based reading program, written for the child and anyone that wants to teach reading in the best way.
Everything is laid out for you so you can enjoy stress free lessons every day with your child.
Spend 20 minutes a day working with your child, and they will be thinking, processing, comparing, and learning. Yay!
I always thought reading was the best. Now I think watching my children read and seeing their excitement is truly the Best!
Not sure what level your child needs? No problem you can click over to All about Learning Press for Free Placement Tests.
This is perfect for families with children who have special needs or learning disabilities. You move at your child’s pace and since it teaches to benefit all learning types All About Reading works for everyone.
I usually do a quick read through in the morning just so I am familiar with what I am sharing with Little B that day. We spend 20 minutes each day working on our daily lesson. Some days we might be able to complete a whole lesson and other lessons might take us a week to complete. I am not rushing the process because I want to make sure he grasps everything.
I love seeing him light up every time he reads his word cards, every time he reads a story by himself, and every time he gets to place his lesson sticker on his chart.
This curriculum is so thorough, and we love everything about it. Bells has been joining us for most of it and I can already tell she’s learning a lot too.
You can find some of our favorite books by clicking here.
You might notice we are using different color coded magnets right now. The only reason we are using these is because they match the blue and red AAR uses, we already had them, and Little B is used to them.
I have the magnets that came with our set on hand, so when we need to make the switch, we can do so easily.
There are five key components of reading
- Phonological Awareness
- Phonics and Decoding
All About Reading teaches all of them
I suggest getting all of the materials, that way you are fully prepared and can do the best job possible teaching your children to read.
All About Reading Second Edition Level 1 Materials:
- Teacher’s Manual
- Student Packet: Blast Off to Reading! activity book
- Phonogram Cards and Word Cards
- Interactive Kit: Letter Tiles, Divider Cards, Phonogram Sounds app
- Child Readers: Run, Bug, Run!, The Runt Pig, Cobweb the Cat (The books are so much fun to read)
I Highly Suggest The Deluxe Reading Interactive Kit:
- The Reading Review Box (This is a must to keep your cards organized)
- Stickers for the Progress Chart (All the kids love placing their stickers on their chart when they’ve completed a lesson)
- Tote bag (Great for storage, organization, and on the go homeschooling)
The activity book is wonderful. The pictures are great and it gives the child additional hands-on practice on what they are learning. The book has easy tear out pages if you like taking them out of the book (we do) or if your child enjoys working in a workbook better you can leave it as is.
If you are just starting your pre-reading or reading journey use All About Reading. Seriously, take it from me. Before I found All About reading we tried out so many different things for Little B that were hard, stressful, and took the joy out of our day. All About Learning has been a huge blessing to our family.
Little B loves reading out of his very own readers, and he is so proud of himself. It’s been a long road for us and his confidence, but I’m so happy to have All About Reading now.
If you are interested in tips for How to Homeschool your Child with Special Needs head over here where I share great resources and what has worked for us.
The bottom line is We love All About Reading!
I’ll never worry about teaching a child to read again, and you don’t have to either.
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