We start back to “official” homeschooling next week and I am so excited that All About Reading Level 3 is out– just in time! My son and I have used All About Reading since the Pre-K level came out a few years ago–and we LOVE it! I was recently interviewed by Gena Suarez, Publisher over at The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about All About Learning Press (since we are HUGE fans here!) and thought I’d share it here!
All About Learning Press
By Gena Suarez
Recently I had an opportunity to interview an enthusiastic homeschool mom, Lisa Barthuly, who loves All About Learning Press’s products. We are excited to introduce you to this outstanding company, their vision, and their products. Let’s get started!
GENA: Familiarize us with All About Learning Press. What curriculum is offered?
LISA: All About Learning Press focuses on teaching Reading and Spelling—the foundation blocks.
GENA: Tell us about the All About Spelling program. What levels are offered, and what does a lesson include?
LISA: All About Spelling teaches encoding skills, spelling rules, and multisensory strategies to help your student become a proficient speller for life. I love the organized fashion in which Marie teaches. It is easy on the parent, easy on the child, and bottom line—it works. Our lessons are multisensory, created to teach children the way they learn naturally, with sight, sound, and touch. Your child will use letter tiles on a white board, flashcards, word banks, customized spelling lists, dictation, writing exercises, and 100% decodable readers throughout the program.
GENA: Does AALP provide you with a teacher’s guide?
LISA: AALP offers what they refer to as “Open and Go” Lesson Plans, and the Teacher’s Manual is extremely easy to use! It’s lightly scripted and the information is presented clearly, with teaching tips just where you need them. No previous teaching experience is necessary in order to succeed with these programs—just jump right in and get started! Each lesson will require approximately 15–20 minutes each day. At the All About Learning Press website, you can download sample lessons.
GENA: Tell us more about the All About Reading program.
LISA: I really love All About Reading. Watching my youngest start with the pre-reading level and then advance through Level 1, then Level 2—and now we are anxiously awaiting the release of Level 3—has been such a blessing. My son is reading, and more importantly he understands the rules that go with reading. What a blessing to see him “get it” and to see the smile he gets when he’s mastered another lesson and gets to put the sticker on his lesson tracking poster. The program is so easy for me to use. We just grab his “Reading Tote” and head to the couch for reading lessons. It’s all put together for us. Best of all? We both love it and—it works. Beautifully.
All About Reading is a fun and engaging program that starts with essential pre-reading skills and continues on to teach all five key components of reading. It contains everything your student needs to become a fluent reader for life!
Powerful teaching methods are at the center of All About Reading. The multisensory approach makes it easy for students to grasp the concepts, and the built-in review system helps learning stick. Kids look forward to reading lessons because of the motivating, hands-on activities. The mastery-based, building-block program works with kids who have learning disabilities, as well as with those who do not. Their explicit teaching helps students succeed.
All About Reading makes the teacher’s job easy and stress-free. Everything is planned out for you with “open and go” lesson plans. Lessons are organized so that you don’t have to figure out what to teach next. You don’t have to worry about missing some critical element of teaching reading, because it’s all included. If you ever have a question, just pick up the phone or email them. When you purchase the program, you automatically receive free lifetime support.
GENA: How do you know which level to choose?
LISA: They make it really easy—just go to their website, where they offer placement guides for each level.
GENA: What do you need to do if you are teaching more than one child?
LISA: All you need is an extra Student Packet!
GENA: Can products be ordered individually?
LISA: Yes! You can order individual “parts and pieces” of the program, and they have also created packages that include everything you need, from individual sets of sticker sheets to track reading lessons completed, to a wonderful, all-inclusive, All About Reading Tote Bag that includes an entire level and (for lower levels) a Ziggy the Zebra Puppet!
GENA: Does All About Learning Press offer any type of guarantee on their products?
LISA: Yes—an amazing one! You have one full year to try out All About Reading. Go ahead and use it! If it doesn’t meet your needs for any reason, simply return the materials within one year for a full refund of the purchase price. They also offer amazing customer service for life.
GENA: What is the cost of the products?
LISA: It varies, depending on what you’re purchasing, of course, but a Basic Level Kit with everything you’ll need for the year ranges from $79 to $99.
GENA: What is the website address?
LISA: Their website address is www.AllAboutLearningPress.com.
TOS: Thank you for introducing us to All About Learning Press!
All About Reading has really been a blessing to us– you can read some of my reviews under the Product Reviews section of my blog too 🙂 It is a gift to be able to teach my children to read…..All About Learning Press makes it easy and fun!
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