AAS Level 1 Materials
All About Speliing 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.
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.
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
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 Flash cards provide a visual and hands-on way to help your student learn and review phonograms, words, and spelling rules.
- TheSpelling Review Box(sold separately) andDivider Cards(sold separately) help you organize the flashcards so you can quickly see which words, phonograms, and spelling rules your student still needs to learn and review. A 3x5" index card box may be used in place of the customSpelling Review Box.
- 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.
If your student is a beginning reader, we recommend completing AAR Level 1 or the equivalent first, and then adding in the AAS program, beginning with Level 1. This gives students a solid start in reading, and a strong basis for successful spelling.
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