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All About Reading Level 2 Review

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For those of you who have been anxiously waiting, All About Reading Level 2 is now available and ready to order! And for those of you who haven’t heard of All About Learning Press ~ I’ve had a peek into the new program and am very excited to share about it with you!

All About Reading Level 2

From September 28 through October 8, All About Reading Level 2 will be 10% off. Sale prices will be reflected on the All About Learning Press website during this time.

We’ve used the Pre-1 reading program and the Level 1 reading program and love how fun and easy to use they are ~ and the Level 2 reading program is no different.

The All About Reading Program

All About Reading is a step-by-step reading program for children with a multisensory approach. Lessons are sequential in order, building on material  learned in prior lessons and levels, and ensure that your child is fully grasping concepts and successful in reading before moving on.

Level 2 of All About Reading builds on the concepts that were taught in Level 1. In the 51 lessons of Level 2, your child will begin working on three-letter blends, work on the ‘silent E’, learn how to decode multisyllable words, and continue in the reading adventure.

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Here’s a look at some things taught in Level 2:

Decoding – Phonics

Learn and read words with phonograms wh, ee, er, ar, or, ed, oy, oi, aw, au, ow, ou
Read words with long I or O before two consonants, as in find and gold
Read words with soft C, as in race

Decoding – Structural Analysis

Identify base words
Read contractions, such as they’ll
Learn syllable division rules for reading multisyllable words
Read words with past tense ending ed, including all three sounds, as in wanted, tested, and chipped

Vocabulary

Discuss new words in the context of the story and one’s own life
Understand homophones
Understand synonyms and antonyms

Fluency

Read with accuracy
Read with meaningful expression
Read with natural phrasing

Comprehension

Connect text to own experiences
Make predictions
Compare and contrast settings
Skim for specific information

My Thoughts on All About Reading Level 2

As with the many other programs that we use from All About Learning Press, I cannot say enough wonderful things about the newly released Level 2 Reading Program. Both of our boys have really needed the multisensory approach that All About Reading offers.

Just from the first few beginning lessons of Level 2, Zachary was able to grasp a concept that I have been trying to get across to him for awhile – syllable division {from multisyllable words such as cactus, admit, helmet, etc….}. He has had such a hard time visually breaking apart the words and reading them correctly.

Apparently, adding a paper axe and chopping up word logs as a lumberjack did the trick. The hands-on aspect of the lesson made it click for him.

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The most common sight words are ‘leap-ahead’ words {going along with the frog theme} ~ words such as are, you, have, who etc… Because the cards are easily identified with a frog on them, Zachary pays careful attention to them for future lessons and identifying them in his reading.

If you are familiar with the layout of All About Learning Press products, the Level 2 reading program is no different ~ pre-planned lessons, step-by-step directions and helpful tips to make teaching the lessons so much more effective. I am very much looking forward to using this program with our boys and know it will be a help in our homeschool.

Not sure if your child is ready for All About Reading Level 2? Download the placement test on the resource page to check and see!

What Comes in the Level 2 Reading Program

The All About Reading Level 2 Kit comes with the following items: {Regularly $107.70, currently on sale now for $99.95}All About Reading Level 2 Kit

  • Level 2 Teacher’s Manual
  • Level 2 Student Packet {includes word cards and an Activity Book}
  • What Am I? reader
  • Queen Bee reader

imageYou will also need a Reading Interactive Kit to complete the program. Choose between the Deluxe Reading Interactive Kit {$48.95} or the Basic Reading Interactive Kit {$28.95} ~ or buy the pieces individually. The reading kits are a one-time purchase and will be used in all levels of the program.

Quick Tip: If you currently use any of the All About Spelling programs, the letter tiles are the same, so you may only need a few additional components to complete the kit.

A Few Things to Consider

Here are a few more thoughts on this homeschool reading program:

  • The bulk of the components are non-consumable {only the Activity Book and the tropical frog stickers cannot be used again}. This means that you will be able to use the program with your younger children or resell the program when you are finished using it {yay!}.
  • Pre-planned lessons ~ homeschooling can be hard enough, and I appreciate all the help I can get. You can literally open the book and start teaching since all the planning has been done for you!
  • Minimal prep-work. The word cards are perforated, but need to be torn apart and the letter tiles need to be assembled with magnets. Once that is done, you can grab your manual and go.
  • The Go Ahead and Use It One-Year Guarantee’. You and your child have a full year to try out the program! If you find that the curriculum does not meet your needs, simply return the materials at any time within one year of purchase for a full refund of your purchase price.

Be sure to check out the Level 2 Reading Program page at All About Learning Press to see samples of each of the books in the program and gain a better understanding of how the program is laid out. Feel free to leave a comment with any questions!

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  • Rebecca

    So glad I saw this on the last day of the sale! I just ordered it!Thanks for posting!

  • Meagan

    Gosh I am always a little unsure about spending the money on another level..but when I see how wonderful the materials look..It does seem worth it. We are finishing level 1 now and I really like how AAR doesn’t fly thru the phonics.. but really takes the time for mastery. I think this really has helped my daughter..Thanks for the great review!


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