All About Spelling

All About Spelling

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All About Spelling is a seven level program. It teaches encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multisensory strategies to help your student become a proficient speller for life. Based on the latest research, this award-winning program provides complete and comprehensive instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach. We take the struggle out of spelling!

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My struggling learner made great gains with all about spelling giving her much needed confidence .

Grade levels used
1
Pros
Multisensory
Cons
Little pieces
Do you recommend?
Absolutely!
C
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My one recommendation with this curriculum is that you buy the storage box from the company. I've used one bought from the store and none of them fit the cards properly and cause damage. This makes you lower your prices for resale.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Pros
Hands on and very interactive.
Cons
Time consuming to set up if you don't leave it out, and chances for lost pieces with younger kids.
Do you recommend?
Absolutley! The pros outweight the cons!
C
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We have used levels 1-4 so far and have enjoyed this curriculum. It has actually helped my 1st grader learn how to read as well as spell! I love the thoroughness of the program and the built in review. Makes it so easy for mom to just open and go. My kids don't enjoy the tiles so we don't use them. It can get a bit tedious so we are careful not to bog the kids down with too much.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 4
Pros
Effective
Cons
A bit tedious
Do you recommend?
Yes
K
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This is a great program for my dyslexic son. It really reinforces spelling concepts in a way that no other program does. It is an open-and-go program, which is very helpful because there is very little pre-planning involved.

Grade levels used
5
Pros
Easy to use, reinforces concepts
Cons
price
Do you recommend?
yes
ML
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AAS is an easy to use, hands-on approach to teaching spelling to children. The curriculum can be used with any aged child and is best if used with the first book moving forward. I love that the CD teaches the individual sounds that each letter makes. Most adults are likely unaware of all of the sounds certain letters have depending on the placement and spelling. If you are looking for a multi-sensory approach to spelling, this curriculum is for you!

Grade levels used
4
Pros
Easy to use, hands-on approach
Cons
Somewhat teacher intensive in the beginning
Do you recommend?
Yes
EL
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Easy to use and great curriculum to start them on young.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 4
Do you recommend?
Yes
M
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Recommend after reading well

Grade levels used
1
Do you recommend?
Yes
TC
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Love our Apologia Science!

Grade levels used
  • 5
  • 7
Do you recommend?
Yes!
L
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This is a very thorough spelling curriculum. We have been using it for a few years now and I haven't needed to really add anything else to it.

Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
Pros
Thorough
Do you recommend?
Yes
WD
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My dd and I both loved the clear explanation of spelling rules

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Pros
Love the clear explanation of spelling rules
Do you recommend?
Yes
TM
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A great way to teach phonics without all the workbooks. I love that it is not grade oriented, but a move at your own pace curriculum.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
Pros
Very thorough, manipulatives are good for hands-on learners
Do you recommend?
Yes
D
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I bought AAS level 1 for my dyslexic son and it worked wonders for him. He did have a hard time with all the writing, so we had to adjust lessons for him. I did really like the explanations for the spelling rules.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
Pros
Great for tactile learners
Cons
Can be a bit overwhelming
Do you recommend?
Yes
N
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Started With My Son Years Ago Now Started Again With My Middle daughter! Fabulous program, review built in, excellent organization

Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Pros
fun, engaging
Cons
magnetic tiles fluster
Do you recommend?
yes
CP
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Was extremely time consuming. Stopped using the magnetic letters and all and went to writing on dry erase board. Neither my son nor I liked this, didn't fit our learning styles.

Grade levels used
2
Cons
Very time consuming
Do you recommend?
No
B
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I love the All About Spelling program. Have gone from level one almost finished with level 4 now. My favorite part is the way it teaches the reasons why things are spelled the way they are and rules to help you remember those ways. My only difficulty with the program is that I have toddlers as well and a bunch of little magnet letters on a big white board are just so hard for little fingers to resist!

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Pros
The multi-sensory approach, and the learning of the rules.
Cons
There are a lot of pieces to keep track of.
Do you recommend?
Yes I do!
KW
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I taught my first child to read with a simple primer and while it worked, it wasn't exactly pleasant. I used All About Spelling (we've completed all but 10 lessons in level 4) to teach my 2nd child how to read. I can't imagine teaching phonics any other way. The program is so fun and engaging and teaches phonic very well. It has made me a better reading teacher. My daughter loves the program and is a fantastic reader. By the end of level 3 she was able to read Ramona books all by herself. It also teaches literary elements, a little about poetry, and more. I can't recommend it enough.

Grade levels used
  • preK
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
Pros
so simple for the parent to use, fun and engaging, very thorough
Cons
none
Do you recommend?
Absolutely
JB
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Mine has some special needs so what is not working with her really has nothing to do with the program, just her style. Even with that she has learned so much and I think we will continue to use it, we just move a bit slower :)

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
Pros
Multi-sensory, kid loves making words with magnets
Cons
Scripted (and needed) kid gets bored with some aspects of program
Do you recommend?
Yes!
AO
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Love this curriculum! I've used several others, but this is the only curriculum in which I have had a fifth grader asked to use it and start from the beginning when watching a younger sibling use it. This curriculum flows well into Phonetic Zoo for older students.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
Pros
Ease of use
Cons
Large enough magnetic surface
Do you recommend?
Highly recommend!
LR
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My kids loved this and was easy to use

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
Do you recommend?
Yes
K
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We have had much success with all about spelling. My kids were struggling with spelling and this program made a world of difference for them and for my frustration level. We will be continuing it for next year.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 3
Pros
Very easy to use
Cons
Requires a lot of parental involvement
Do you recommend?
Yes
H
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