What Does My Student Need to Know before Beginning Level 3?
Students should complete All About Spelling Level 2 before starting Level 3. All About Spelling is a building block program: each level builds upon the previous one. In order to build a strong foundation, most students start with Level 1. If you have questions, please contact us and we'd be happy to help!
What will my student learn in Level 3?
In Level 3, your student will continue to learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts including 10 new phonograms, the jobs of Silent E, words with C+l-e syllables, contractions, homophones, consonant and vowel suffixes, and past tense. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 3. Below is a sampling in each area:
Learn phonograms AI, AY, UR, OA, OO, EA, ED, IGH, IR, and EY
Spell words with C+l-e syllables, such as table
Spell words with double consonants, such as puzzle
Spell words with the ending sound of /e/ spelled y, such as happy
Spell words with consonant suffixes and vowel suffixes, such as thankful and loudest
Spell common contractions, such as can't
Spell common pairs of homophones, such as dear and deer
Self esteem and joy for learning has sky-rocketed!
Posted by Elissa from Australia
We want to THANK YOU for such a wonderful program. last year at the beginning of our 7th year of homeschooling in February (Australian Family) I decided to buy yet another spelling program. I had intended it for our 4th child.. The older two children, ( children number 2 and 3) had struggled along with other programs and their spelling, reading and writing skills were safe to say... pathetic! I was just about to give up schooling them at home because nothing helped them. My oldest child, Lee, found everything easy but my two boys that followed struggled every single day.
So I put in my order for AAS Level 1. By the end of the first week, I was grabbing my dear husband after he got home from work and shaking him and telling him all about the success we were having with it .After 1 week I thought I would try it with the older two boys and start from the beginning. Well! Our first year with AAS was amazing. My boys have improved so incredibly and their self esteem and joy for schooling has skyrocketed!!
We have gone on to buy now AAS Level 1-6. The children are all now, at different levels, but my second boy who struggled incredibly zoomed through Levels 1-2 and is almost finished Level 3 !
My youngest loved AAR pre reading and Ziggy and now is loving AAR Level 1. It s her favourite subject and begs to start each day with Ziggy and level 1 AAR!!
I find that AAS is more than a spelling program. For us it is spelling, reading, comprehension, dictation and also handwriting practice. It makes my days so incredibly easy and now I love to teach LA to my children. It is no longer tears and frustration. We laugh, we write and we love, love , love AAS and AAR!!
Great match for Montessori Learning style!
Posted by Alice
Thank you for All About Spelling Levels 3, 4, and 5. My daughter had been at Montessori schools before we began home school, so she has no trouble engaging with learning materials, and she found this approach to be just what she needed. Her spelling began improving immediately, and is now excellent.
She is going to a private school next year, or we'd be buying the next levels.
The school said he'd never learn--he's on grade level now!
Posted by Unknown
Want to send a big thank-you for your spelling program. I used it for two years with my grandson, whom the public school said would never learn. He is on grade level in all subjects now!! For the two years I just homeschooled him. But this year he is in an online virtual school. I really don't like the spelling program, and he will say, "We have already studied these words." He remembers them from AAS! So we are almost finished with [this program], so we can go back to AAS for the rest of the school year!......Oh yes, his reading level is awsome too, and I give thanks to AAS for that! Thanks again.
Posted by Unknown
I started using AAS with level 1 and have continued to use the program with my second child. Both my boys love AAS. It makes my job, as their teacher, so enjoyable. There is a real sense of pride and accomplishment when they finish each lesson. It is by far their favorite subject. Thanks AAS for making a program that works. You have turned my young boys into fantastic spellers and readers.