Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including three-letter blends, the jobs of Silent E, 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.
Learn phonograms WH, EE, ER, AR, OR, ED, OY, OI, AW, AU, OW, and OU
Read words containing the new phonograms, such as whale, sheep, herd, farm, horn, toy, boil, saw, haul, flower, and found
Read words with long I or O before two consonants, as in find and gold
Read words with soft C, as in race
Read words with soft G, as in gem
Learn the first four jobs of Silent E
Decoding (Structural Analysis)
Identify base words
Read contractions, such as they’ll
Learn syllable division rules for reading multisyllable words
Read words with past tense ending ed, including all three sounds, as in wanted, snowed, and chipped
Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life
I would like to quote my 8 year old son who has been using your program for over a year now. He finished with AAR Level 2, and we started using Level 3 last week. "Mom, my reading (program) is awesome. I think every kid should have this Reading." Those words were like music to my ears. Before starting this program, my son was discouraged, beaten down and angry at phonics. It was a chore for him, so he loathed reading time. My son is now reading the Magic Tree House books without being asked. Ms. Rippel, you have made me one happy mama, and you put a smile on my little boy's face. Thank you.
Dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism--my son is finally reading!
Posted by Sara P.
My son is almost 9 years old. He is dyslexic, has dysgraphia, sensory issues, and autism. He has struggled for YEARS with reading programs, including 4 months of an intensive tutoring program for dyslexia! In the last year his confidence took a nose dive due to his embarrassment about not being able to read or spell. The tutoring program was going incredibly slow due to the fact that they tie spelling and reading together and he wasn't supposed to move on without mastering the spelling portion.
In Sept of this year, I purchased AAR Level 1. A few weeks later, I dropped the other program because my son despised it, but was LOVING AAR!!!! Today, mid-February, my son finished level two! He LOVES the stories in your readers and the other day he read a 60 page Nate the Great book to his older brother. He then Begged me to get more Nate the Great books which is just a miracle! His confidence is climbing every week and I am so thankful for your FUN program! I have already purchased the next level and can't wait to begin. We are still in level one of AAS, because my focus was to get him up and reading, but we will be getting back to AAS this week.
I can't thank you enough and I do my best to spread the word about your program. May God bless you and your business.
I'll Soon Have a Houseful of Readers!
Posted by Lynn C
I just wanted to post here how wonderful this reading program is. We started our daughter on Level 2 at age 6, because she wasn't progressing as well using the phonics readers I had been using and a friend wanted to sell the AAR Level 2 curriculum. I was using AAS already with our older son, so I thought, why not? She took the whole school year to get through Level 2. But then, when we started Level 3 the next year (this school year, age 7), things started happening. She started blazing through the lessons. She finished the entire level in one semester, and we are now progressing rapidly through Level 4. She still doesn't "love" to read the way her older brother does, but she can read fluently. Multiple-syllable words still trip her up, but I am confident that by the end of Level 4 she will be able to read to learn and read more independently.
I also bought the AAR Pre-Reading manual and used some of it with my four year old, to whom I had taught all his letter sounds when he was three. (So we did the rhyming games, beginning and ending sound games, and so on.) We are now 13 lessons into AAR Level 1 and he is progressing very well. I love that I can keep all the pieces of a lesson in a binder with the page protector plastic pages and reuse it with all of my children, as I have two younger boys who will start to use it at age 4. (The blog post that suggested that is great.)
Thanks again for such a wonderful program. It really gives me confidence and peace of mind that if I stick with it, doing a little each day and continuing our read-alouds and audio books, I'll have a houseful of readers.
My Mother is Impressed!
Posted by Connie P
I continue to be amazed with All About Reading. While continuing with the second level, my daughter and I are practicing dividing two syllable words. Your technique is clever and new to me. I was never taught this of first locating vowels then locate consonants between the two vowels and divide between the two consonants. Learning if a word is open or closed syllable has made learning to decode words so much easier for my daughter. Of course, open and closed syllables is something new I am learning.
My 67 year old mother stopped by for a visit. I began to relate to her of dividing syllables and determine and if open or closed syllable was taught to her. The answer... No! My daughter's face lights up when she confidently takes a six letter word and divides the syllables correctly then sounds out the word. It is so great.
My mother drops by for a visit often and my daughter very proudly reads to her from the hard cover reading books that came with the curriculum. Even my son who is also being taught from All About Reading, is learning to sound out words with confidence. It's a good feeling knowing both children are progressing well. Thank you again.