Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including 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 AI, AY, OA, IR, UR, OO, EA, IGH, TCH, DGE, EW, WR, KN, EIGH, OE, and TI
Read words containing the new phonograms, such as paint, play, boat, third, purple, soon, mean, light, match, budge, flew, wrong, know, sleigh, toe, and action
Read words with Pickle syllables, as in bubble and table
Decoding (Structural Analysis)
Identify base words
Read words with vowel suffixes, as in fastest, and consonant suffixes, as in gladly
Read words with prefixes, as in mistake
Learn syllable division rules for reading multisyllable words
Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life
Understand synonyms, antonyms, onomatopoeia, alliteration, similes, idioms, and personification
I've tried many different reading programs, and I love AAR!
Posted by Cher
After having tried many different reading programs with my 5 children, I absolutely love and look forward to this one. Actually, for the last 3, I started them off with Teach Your Child to read in 100 Easy Lessons because the kids seem to pick it up so easy, but after that diving headlong into books just left us with too much too fast.
That’s why I love AAR! There is always success each time they read a story because we have studied all the concepts already. My 1st grader took 2 or 3 sessions to finish a lesson when we first started level 2, but then after a couple of months, he was much more fluently reading and he was able to finish most lessons in 1 session. We have already started level 3 and I am just amazed at how fast he’s progressing.
I love that you give teachers “permission” to slow down (the checklist person in me needed to hear that, to know my child was “normal”). The goal is to be able to read and enjoy it also, NOT to “get finished”. There is plenty of laughter, hugs, and high-fives to be experienced in each lesson that makes the journey so satisfying.
Posted by Kristen
Before using All About Reading, my son hated to read. We were using another curriculum, and it was not working at all for him. I tried several other programs without success and was desperate to find something that would work.
Then I stumbled across AAR. Wow!! What a difference!! My son is a hands-on learner and loves the activity pages. The readers are fun and engaging. Concepts are presented in a step-by-step, logical fashion. I love that I simply open the teacher's book each day and off we go!
We just completed Level 3 and he is already a wonderful reader (we've gone through Levels 1-3 over the last 3 years). We're starting Level 4 now, and I know that that by the time we finish that, he'll be a superb reader. He is confident and no longer dreads reading. Thank you so much for this amazing program!
Saving Me Thousands of Dollars!
Posted by Adriene A.
This is a 5 star program. We love these programs. I love how all about reading and spelling programs compliment each other and reinforce each other. They go hand in hand and are excellent reviews for each other. By using the programs at the same time you know if your child is “getting it” or not.
We had a top tutor but these programs cover what she did and more! Plus no more travel time; no more $50.00 an hour tutor fees. You are saving me thousands of dollars. Best of all my child loves to read now! We started at level 1 and are currently in level 3. We will be purchasing level 4 soon. From the bottom of my heart thank you and may God bless you.
Reading and spelling are both impressive
Posted by Alisa
This is my 2nd year using AAS and AAR. I used it with my eldest son after a year of Kindergarten in Public school. He was embarrassed about his reading level. In his first year of homeschool, he cruised through level 1 & 2 and ended the year reading very well. He went through level 3 this year and loves reading…he is reading books 3rd and 4th graders typically read as a 2nd grader. Spelling comes easy to him now as well. His younger brother is in the middle of level 1. I am impressed at how well he can spell in comparison to my other 2 children who went through the “just write and don’t worry about spelling” approach. Thank you for giving my boys confidence in reading and spelling. (FYI, my 5th grade daughter enjoys helping with the spelling lessons…a great way for her to learn phonics rules since she didn’t learn them in public school.)
Excellent Reading Program
Posted by Unknown
I ordered Level 3 AAR for my son who is 8, and happens to already be a strong reader. What I love about this series is that it teaches more than just "decoding" and is advanced with reading/language "rule teaching." It makes for easy understanding of rules like syllable division, jobs of the silent e, language nuances, and so on. For a boy who usually effortlessly decodes new words, this program gives the "why" or "how" behind the word, and it does teach the skills to decode the occasional word that trips him up. I also LOVE the strong focus on comprehension, and have seen my son's reading AND verbal comprehension improve with this series (he was in speech therapy last year for difficulties in language comprehension).
Now on to the Readers. They are THE BEST. These stories are high quality, and are absolutely worthy of keeping for our personal library. They continue to foster the love my son has for reading, and I'm so thankful for that.
Before this program, we had been using another comprehensive reading program that included spelling, writing and grammar. I am still using that program for my daughter because she is a year younger than my son, and she was in the middle of it when I ordered Level 3 AAR for my son. I was happy to have to purchase separate grammar and spelling programs for my son, after encountering such a fantastic reading program. I do placement tests for my daughter every other month to see if she's ready for AAR Level 3, and I can't wait till she is, as this program beats out the highly rated reading program she is using for her level (and that my son had used before I was finished and started AAR Level 3).
To sum up, I just don't think there is a better reading program out there, and reading is something you can't take lightly!