Your student will learn exciting new concepts, including words with multiple suffixes, fifteen 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 EY, EAR, UI, IE, PH, GU, GN, AUGH, EI, OUGH, SI, MB, OUR, CI, and RH
Read words containing the new phonograms, such as honey, early, juice, field, phase, guest, gnat, daughter, beige, rough, mission, comb, journey, special, and rhyme
Decoding (Structural Analysis)
Decode multisyllabic words
Read words with multiple suffixes, as in thankfully
Read words with a variety of suffixes, including -ible, -able, -ance, -ence, -sion, -ic, -al, -ous, -ist, -ism, -ity, -ize, -ary, and -ery
Read words containing unaccented syllables, as in pirate, Alaska, and doctor
Read words with silent letters, as in half and comb
Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life
Explore varying dialects and regional language
Understand homonyms and heteronyms
Understand synonyms, antonyms, onomatopoeia, alliteration, idioms, personification, acronyms, and hyperbole
Explore words containing influences from Greek, French, Spanish, and Italian
Read with accuracy
Read with meaningful expression
Read with natural phrasing
Connect text to one's own experiences
Read stories with alternating points of view
Make predictions and inferences
Compare and contrast main characters and stories
Discuss main conflict and character transformation
My son struggled for years with reading. As a mother, it was heart wrenching to watch and not be able to help despite my best efforts. We all want our children to succeed! Finally, by his third grade year, I found All About Reading. My son was so eager for the lessons and I began to see the world open up for him.
We just completed Level 4 of AAR and it was bittersweet. Reading lessons became his favorite subject. My son is proud of his accomplishment and I am extremely proud! It is remarkable how far he has come thinking back to our first lesson with Level 1. My son has achieved a level of fluency that is on point for his age and grade level. I often reminded him of the quote that was printed on one of your cards. Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. How true!!!
I am grateful that your program gave me everything I needed to help my son learn to read. Your program unlocked the mystery of the written word and now there is a whole world of information available for my son to explore through books. He can often be found with his nose in a book. Reading for the sheer joy of it! Of his own accord. Amazing!! What more could a mother want!
P.S. We are also working through your other program AAS (currently on Level 3) which is equally fantastic!