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Teach Phonograms (Sounds of Letters and Letter Combinations)
are the letters or letter combinations that combine to form words. Phonograms make learning to read and spell much easier!
Practice phonograms with: *Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Teach Phonograms.
Rhyming is one of the best predictors of how easily a child will learn to read. These resources will help you teach rhyming to your child.
More Rhyming Resources: *Resources marked with an asterisk are included in 5 Ways to Teach Rhyming.
Teaching the rules and patterns that spell the vast majority of English words helps take the guesswork out of reading and spelling. Check out these blog posts for three helpful rules!*The resource marked with an asterisk is also included in the linked blog posts.
Teach Blending (Sounding Out Words)
is the technical term for “sounding out words.” Read about why learning to blend is so important.
More Blending Resources:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in Helping Kids Sound Out Words.
Teach Segmenting (Breaking Words Apart)
When we speak, we blend
sounds together to make a word, but in segmenting
, we take the individual sounds apart. Learn more about this important skill.
Segmenting Activity:*The resource marked with an asterisk is included in Segmenting: A Critical Skill for Spelling.
Did you know that long vowel sounds can be spelled four different ways and that each way follows a specific spelling pattern? Our handy guide has all the information you need!
Long Vowel Activities:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in A Handy Guide to Long Vowel Sounds.
are formed when two smaller words combine to form a new word. Our guide is packed with fun resources for learning about compound words!
Resources for Teaching Compound Words:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in The Essential Guide to Teaching Compound Words.
Teach Homophones (Words that Sound Alike)
are two or more words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Teach homophones with these resources!
More Homophone Resources:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Teach Homophones.
is an essential literacy skill, and these resources will make it easy for you to teach!
More Resources for Alphabetizing:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Teach Alphabetizing.
is a word part that is placed at the end of a base word. The resources below make teaching suffixes easy!
More Resources for Teaching Suffixes:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Teach Suffixes.
is a word part that is placed in front of a base word. Teach prefixes the easy way with our handy resources!
More Resources for Teaching Prefixes:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Teach Prefixes.
consists of two words that are combined to form one word. You can teach contractions with our fun hands-on resources.
More Contractions Resources:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Teach Contractions.
is the ability to read with accuracy, proper speed, and meaningful expression. Help your child’s fluency with the resources below.
More Fluency Resources:*Resources marked with an asterisk are included in How to Develop Reading Fluency.
Help your child stay up-to-date with his regular spelling words with these review activities!
If you’re teaching a preschooler, these resources will educate and entertain…all at the same time!
If you are looking for all-inclusive, easy-to-teach programs, check out All About Reading and All About Spelling. Our programs are perfect for all types of learners, including struggling readers and children with learning differences like dyslexia. Keep reading to view dozens of complete lesson samples from All About Reading Levels 1-4 and All About Spelling Levels 1-7.
All About Reading Sample Lessons
Click below to view samples from our Teacher’s Manuals, Activity Books, and readers for 30 complete lessons from All About Reading Levels 1-4.
Level 1 Extra Resources
Level 1 Animated Story Samples
- “Kip the Pup“: an animated story from Run, Bug, Run! (Level 1 decodable reader)
- “The Gum“: an animated story from Run, Bug, Run! (Level 1 decodable reader)
- “Lost in the Bog“: an animated story from The Runt Pig (Level 1 decodable reader)
- “The Lost List“: an animated story from Cobweb the Cat (Level 1 decodable reader)
Lesson 1 (M, S, P, A)
Lesson 2 (N, T, B, J)
Lesson 3 (Story: “Bam!”)
Lesson 18 (Consonant Team TH)
Lesson 19 (Stories: “Get Them!” and “The Red Pen”)
Lesson 24 (Words with Final Blends)
Lesson 25 (Stories: “Tin Raft” and “Lost in the Bog”)
Lesson 26 (Words with Initial Blends)
Lesson 27 (Stories: “Lunch” and “The Big Top”)
Lesson 42 (Plural Words)
Lesson 43 (Stories: “Ten Wishes” and “Fast Fun”)
Lesson 44 (Additional Sounds for A, I, and C)
Lesson 45 (Stories: “The Lost List” and “No Mud for Max”)
Level 2 Extra Resources
Level 2 Animated Story Samples
- “Skunk Hotel“: an animated story from What Am I? (Level 2 decodable reader)
- “Champ“: an animated story from What Am I? (Level 2 decodable reader)
- “Pumpkin and the Kitten“: an animated story from Queen Bee (Level 2 decodable reader)
Lesson 1 (Open and Closed Syllables)
Lesson 2 (Blends at the Beginning and End)
Lesson 3 (Story: “Twist and Stomp”)
Lesson 25 (EE and Vowel Team Syllables)
Lesson 26 (Story: “Pine Tree Pet Shop”)
Lesson 52 (OY and OI)
Lesson 53 (Story: “Wild Rice Harvest”)
Lesson 54 (AW and AU)
Lesson 55 (Story: “Rawhide”)
Level 3 Extra Resources
Level 3 Animated Story Samples
Lesson 25 (OO as in Food)
Lesson 26 (Story: “Gabby Goose Saves the Day”)
Lesson 45 (KN)
Lesson 46 (Story: “Cedric the Brave Knight”)
Level 4 Extra Resources
Level 4 Animated Story Samples
Lesson 18 (OU as in Soup and GU)
Lesson 19 (“The Spy Guy and the Case of the Stolen Soup”)
Lesson 56 (More Greek Words)
Lesson 57 (“Charlie’s Sick Day”)
All About Spelling Sample Lessons
Click below to view samples for 27 complete lessons from our All About Spelling Levels 1-7 Teacher’s Manuals.
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