In order to teach Level 1 to a single student, you will need these items:
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials
All About Spelling Level 1 Materials includes the Teacher’s Manual and one Student Packet (which contains the flashcards, charts, and other necessary components).
Spelling Interactive Kit
The Spelling Interactive Kit provides the multisensory components for the All About Spelling program. This is a one-time purchase, and you will use the same kit for all seven levels of All About Spelling. It comes in two versions: Basic and Deluxe. Visit Spelling Interactive Kits for complete information.
Physical Letter Tiles or Letter Tiles App
The Spelling Interactive Kit contains everything you need, including the physical letter tiles, but there are two additional items to consider. If you plan to teach mainly with the physical letter tiles, you'll need to purchase a 2' x 3' magnetic white board from a store such as Walmart of Staples. For an easy-to-use, portable alternative, our Letter Tiles App is available as a separate purchase.
Teaching Multiple Students?
All About Spelling makes it easy to teach multiple students! If you're teaching more than one child, you'll need to purchase a few individual products for each child.
What Does My Student Need to Know before Beginning Level 1?
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 your student is a beginning reader, we recommend completing All About Reading Level 1 or the equivalent first, and then adding in the All About Spelling program, beginning with Level 1. This gives students a solid start in reading, and a strong basis for successful spelling. To learn more, read the article All About Spelling—The Right Time to Start.
What will my student learn in Level 1?
Your student will learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts, including phonograms, consonant teams, segmenting, syllables, consonant blends, initial blends, final blends, and plurals. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 1. Below is a sampling in each area:
Learn phonograms A-Z, plus TH, SH, CH, CK, NG, NK
Spell words with short vowel sounds containing new phonograms, such as bath, dog, cash, wing, and such
Spell words ending in FF, LL, and SS, as in cliff, will, and miss
Spell words with initial blends, as in frog and swim
Spell plural words with suffix s or es, such as cups and lunches
The Level 1 Materials contain enough for teaching one student. For each additional student, you will need to order one Student Packet.
How many lessons are in Level 1?
Level 1 has 24 lessons. Please know that the lessons in All About Spelling are not meant to be completed in one day.
In fact, some lessons may take a week or more to finish. A number of variables contribute to how quickly a lesson can be completed: your student’s age, attention span, prior experience, and the difficulty of the concept being taught.
What if I have more than one student?
If you are teaching more than one student at a time, you will need to order additional Student Packets for each student. The Level 1 Materials contain enough for teaching one student.
If you will be reusing your Level 1 Materials for future students, you can reuse the Student Packets. Download extra consumable components of the Level 1 Student Packet here: