All About Reading is a fun and engaging program that has everything your student needs to become a fluent reader for life!
Get ready to make reading your student's favorite subject of the day! All About Reading is a delightful, developmentally appropriate method or learning to read.
This scripted, open-and-go program was developed for busy parents, teachers, and tutors who want to teach reading in the most effective way possible. Choose a level or placement test below to get started.
Designed for preschoolers and kindergarteners
Builds a solid foundation for learning to read
It feels like play, but your child will actually be learning essential pre-reading skills
Covers letter sounds for A– Z, plus consonant teams TH, SH, CH, CK, NG, and NK
Dozens of colorful activities and games reinforce the lessons
Includes 52 full-color decodable stories that are sure to delight your child
Teaches 12 new phonograms, including EE, ER, AR, OR, OY, AW, and OW
Colorful hands-on activities make review time fun
Includes 27 full-color decodable short stories, along with comprehension activities
This final level teaches 15 new phonograms, including EY, UI, PH, OUGH, SI, and RH
Dozens of colorful activities teach comprehension skills and fluency
Includes 29 full-color decodable stories that provide practice and build confidence
Students learn 16 new phonograms, including OA, IR, IGH, EW, KN, and TI
Packed with colorful activities and games to keep kids motivated
25 full-color decodable stories help increase comprehension
This is one-time purchase will be used for the entire All About Reading series
Basic kit includes Letter Tiles, Magnets, Phonogram Sounds App, and Divider Cards
Add Reading Review Box and Reading Tote Bag with the Deluxe Kit
What You Should Know About This Program
First of all, you can do this! All About Reading is a scripted, open-and-go program developed for busy parents, teachers, and tutors who want to teach reading in the most effective way possible. This program doesn’t require long periods of study, you don’t have to develop your own lesson plans, and you don’t have to stress over what to teach next—because everything is laid out for you, step by step. You’ll get solid grounding in how to teach reading without being overwhelmed.
Your student will be actively involved in the learning process. This is a truly multisensory program; your student will learn through sight, sound, and touch. Everything is taught in context, and your student will apply what he has learned right away. Your student will be engaged in thinking, processing, comparing, and learning.
Students who use the All About Reading method tend to feel a sense of excitement in learning. And they should! They are learning how to think, explore, and grow in their abilities. They feel successful as they see continual progress.
There are no gaps in this program. Your student will be taught everything he or she needs to know about reading, so no guessing is required. Each new concept builds upon the previous one, and no steps are skipped.
There are five key components of reading—and our program teaches all of them thoroughly. These five components are:
Phonics and Decoding
You get free lifetime support. You don’t have to do it alone! If you ever have a question as you are teaching reading, we are just a phone call or email away.
Most importantly, All About Reading is committed to results. The All About Reading program has a very focused mission: to enable you to teach your student to read while guaranteeing retention and enjoyment. Our approach to reading focuses on enabling students to become confident, fluent readers who can absorb and retain new information.
Choosing the right reading program is an important decision! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Levels and Placement
We want to be sure your child is placed in the correct level, and the placement tests are a great place to start. You can find All About Readingplacement tests above (scroll up).
If you have additional questions about placement, please contact us!
All About Reading Levels
All About Reading consists of four levels (Levels 1-4), plus a Pre-reading program.
After completing Level 4, your child has all the skills needed to decode just about any word. Read more about what you can do after your child completes Level 4.
All About Reading Samples
You can find All About Reading samples here.
All About Reading Scope and Sequence
You can download PDFs of the Scope and Sequence for each level of All About Reading here:
Using All About Reading with Older Children
All About Reading is very effective for struggling learners. The program builds a strong foundation by ensuring that there are “no gaps” in your child’s knowledge. Download our free placement tests to help place your student in the right level, and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about placement—we’d love to help!
All About Reading Age Range
All About Reading is used by students of all ages, including pre-readers, teens, and adults.
Details about Teaching Reading
Length of Daily Reading Lessons
We recommend spending about 20 minutes per day on reading lessons, but you can adjust this recommendation for early readers or older remedial students. In addition, we recommend reading aloud to your child for 20 minutes per day.
Fluent reading takes practice. In fact, your child may need to read a word thirty times before he can read it without sounding it out. With this in mind, All About Reading uses a variety of methods to help children get the practice they need, including activities and games, letter tile demonstrations, fluency pages with words, phrases, and sentences, and fully decodable readers. You will also spend a few minutes each day with the word cards, which help you track the words your child has mastered and those for which he needs ongoing practice. We also include a variety of exercises designed to help your child work on reading with accuracy, meaningful expression, and natural phrasing.
In the All About Reading program, our goal is to minimize the number of sight words your child needs to memorize, while maximizing his ability to successfully master these words. Learn more about our approach in this article on sight words.
The ultimate goal of All About Reading is reading comprehension. We cover reading comprehension in every story lesson throughout the program. For complete information and a video, visit How to Teach Reading Comprehension.
Guessing at Words
All About Reading teaches a word blending procedure that will break the guessing habit.