What Does My Student Need to Know before Beginning Level 4?
Students should complete All About Spelling Level 3 before starting Level 4. 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 4?
In Level 4, your student will continue to learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts including 12 new phonograms, prefixes, strategies for multisyllable words, abbreviations, and words with unaccented A. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 4. Below is a sampling in each area:
Learn phonograms TCH, DGE, EW, EI, WR, KN, OR, EIGH, EAR, PH, TI, and OE
Spell words with prefixes, such as unhappy
Spell words with the different sounds of Y, such as yellow, myth, shy, and candy
Spell words with the fourth sound of O, such as second
Spell words containing unaccented A, such as about and above
Spell words with the sound of /shun/ spelled TION, such as question
Learn strategies for spelling the sounds of /j/ and /ch/
I really like the approach to spelling. I don't start spelling until my children are reading well, have finished phonics and have a large word bank. My eight year old daughter has really blossomed in her spelling ability. She has been able to soar through the first two levels, the third level is coming along with no hitches and I foresee the fourth level being completed shortly after our one year anniversary. I bought Run Bug Run for my five year old son, who needed more straightforward, short vowel reading practice, with no two letter phonemes. The library and publishing companies seem short on these types of books. I love the book so far, and so does my son. There are few irregular words or sounds in most of the book, making it easy to sound them out. The stories are fresh and different with beautiful illustrations.
Organized, simple to use
Posted by Heidi Miller-Ford
From the moment I started to look over this program, I knew I was going to like it. Marie Rippel has done a wonderful job of simplifying one of the most difficult subjects to teach with all the different rules to remember. The materials are so well organized!
Using in our Charter School
Posted by Liz Gomez
What a breath of fresh air to work with such a user-friendly program. Many thanks!
-- Liz Gomez, Educational Specialist, Golden Valley Charter School
No more "test and forget!"
Posted by Margaret Delle
This is a program that I wish was around when I was a kid, because I well remember the Monday-morning spelling list, the frantic studying and memorization, and the Friday-morning spelling test which was the routine for all my years in elementary school. I have definitely become a fan of multisensory learning for retention, rather than rote learning and memorization where the student forgets what he "learned" the second he's finished his test.