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.
Letter Tiles App or Magnetic White Board
You can choose between our Letter Tiles app or physical letter tiles. Both are great options! Get complete information on our Letter Tiles app, or purchase a 2' x 3' magnetic white board to use with the physical letter tiles that come with your Spelling Interactive Kit. (Magnetic white boards are available at stores such as Walmart and Staples.)
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