All About Spelling Level 1 Materials includes the Teacher’s Manual and one Student Packet (which contains the flashcards, charts, and other necessary components).
All About Spelling Level 1 – Teacher’s Manual & Student Packet
When you order this set of Level 1 Materials, you’ll receive these two items:
Please note: In addition to the Level 1 Materials, you will also need a Basic or Deluxe Spelling Interactive Kit. The Interactive Kit contains non-consumable items that are used throughout the entire All About Spelling program.
Level 1 in the All About Spelling series brings together the three pathways to learning—auditory (hearing), visual (seeing), and kinesthetic (touching). This multisensory approach, combined with a built-in review system and reinforcement activities, ensures that students retain what they learn and understand how to apply it in practical situations.
In a practical, hands-on way, your student will learn:
- How to say and write the first 32 phonograms
- How to segment words into their individual sounds
- Short and long vowel sounds
- How to identify and count syllables in a word
- How to choose between c and k at the beginning of a word
- When to double f, l, and s
- How to spell /k/ at the end of a word
- How to form plural words by adding s or es
- Compound words
- Open and closed syllable types
- and more!
The multisensory learning tools and activities included in the program help your student master important spelling concepts. You’ll appreciate the organization, thought and research that went into this program as you work with your student.
- The Flashcards provide a visual and hands-on way to help your student learn and review phonograms, words, and spelling rules.
- The Segmenting Words activity helps your student identify the individual sounds in a word so that he can spell more easily and accurately.
- Concept-oriented spelling lists that are grouped by similar phonograms and spelling rules accelerate learning by organizing ideas in the student’s mind and allowing the student to concentrate on and master one or two main concepts before moving on.
- Key Cards clearly present key ideas, concepts, and spelling rules that help your student thoroughly understand why a word is spelled the way it is and how to apply that knowledge to many other words.
- The More Words and Dictate Phrases sections reinforce current and previously learned concepts, increase the student’s repertoire of words, and allow the student to apply his knowledge in practical situations.
- Tips for the teacher anticipate and provide answers to your questions and give you on-the-spot strategies for helping your student overcome stumbling blocks. Worked seamlessly into the lessons, tips are placed right where you need them, when you need them, so you can continue your teaching uninterrupted.
- The Progress Chart gives your student a visual reminder of how far he has come and motivates him to master the next step.
Features are arranged in three easy-to-follow sections:
- Review: The Review section provides continual review of phonograms, spelling words, and important concepts so your student can advance confidently from one lesson to the next without the frustration of having to re-learn previous material. All About Spelling doesn’t “teach it and forget it.”
- New Teaching: The step-by-step lesson plans lay out new material clearly and concisely and save you valuable time. You don’t need a degree in education or hours of planning every night to teach All About Spelling—all the work has been done for you.
- Reinforcement: The important Reinforcement section gives your student the opportunity to apply what he has learned and to use that knowledge in practical situations.
By the end of Level 1, your student will be able to write phrases such as:
the pink pig
camp in tents
a stiff neck
The 24 steps of Level 1 progress in a logical, sequential order. Through direct instruction, students learn exactly what they need to know in order to spell well.
Teaching Multiple Students?
Each additional student will need:
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
- Spell compound words, such as cobweb and bathtub
- Learn techniques for syllable counting
- Identify the first and last sounds in words
- Segment words with two and three sounds
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