When you order this set of Level 2 Materials, you’ll receive these two items:
Please note: In addition to the Level 2 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 2 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:
- The open and closed syllable types
- How to divide words into syllables
- How to spell multisyllable words
- When y can say /î/
- How Silent E can make a vowel long
- Two spellings for the sound of /z/
- The two sounds of long u
- The difference between hard and soft c and g
- Ways to spell long e
- That English words don’t end in i, j, u, or v
- The most common way to spell the sound of /er/
- When to use oi/oy, aw/au, and ow/ou
- 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.
- 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.
- The Label Syllables activity helps the student understand why and how we divide words, provides practice with identifying different syllable types and applying division rules, and enables the student to spell multisyllable words more accurately.
- The Word Banks help build visual memory of words with a particular sound so the student can successfully choose the correct spelling when he is faced with multiple spellings of a sound.
- The Jail provides your student with an engaging, memorable way to learn Rule Breakers the first time around, eliminating the need to remediate later.
- The Concept Review section reviews previously learned spelling rules to keep them fresh in your student’s mind.
- 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 Sentences 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 2, your student will be able to write phrases such as:
Her child found a red flower.
Is the soil moist or dry?
My aunt saw a small tiger.
Why is the pig in the hall?
See the huge cage of mice!
The storm swept over the land.
The 25 steps of Level 2 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?
What Does My Student Need to Know before Beginning Level 2?
Students should complete All About Spelling Level 1 before starting Level 2. 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.
What will my student learn in Level 2?
In Level 2, your student will continue to learn encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies for spelling, along with exciting new concepts including 11 new phonograms, vowel teams, syllable division rules, Silent E and Vowel-Consonant-E words, blends, and R-controlled syllables. Phonological awareness and encoding skills are taught throughout Level 2. Below is a sampling in each area:
- Learn phonograms WH, EE, ER, AR, OR, OU, OY, OI, AW, AU, and OW
- Spell one-syllable words ending in Y, such as fly
- Spell words with I or O followed by two consonants, such as find or gold
- Spell words with blends at beginning and end, such as twist
- Spell words containing soft C and soft G, such as race and page
- Spell words ending in the sound of /v/ and /u/, such as give and glue
- Spell words containing the third sound of A and the third sound of U, such as wash and push
- Spell Vowel-Consonant-E (VCE) words
- Spell words with two closed syllables
- Spell words with with open and closed syllables
- Learn to pluralize words ending in Silent E
- Learn to distinguish between open and closed syllables
- Learn procedure for spelling multisyllable words
- Learn that every syllable has at least one vowel
- Divide compound words, VCCV words, and VCV words into syllables
- Learn words with the R-controlled syllable type