Saturday, December 3, 2011

All About Reading Level 1 Giveaway!

In honor of the release of All About Reading Level 1, I'm hosting a Level 1 giveaway!

The giveaway will include the Level 1 Kit (Teacher's manual, Student Materials Packet, and 3 readers: Run, Bug, Run!, The Runt Pig, and Cobweb the Cat). This link also has links to samples of each of these items

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AND the Deluxe Interactive Reading Kit, which includes the Letter Tiles, Magnets, Phonogram CD-ROM, Reading Divider Cards, AAR Tote Bag, Review Box for holding the cards, and Star Stickers.

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My 12 year-old was looking at the materials today, and said, "I wish I was a kid again!" (Ha! That made me chuckle, she feels so "old!") "Mom, don't you wish we had these when we were little? Let's read a story." We opened up Run, Bug, Run, and she kept saying, "just one more!" and she read about 6 of them, LOL!



The pictures really are adorable, and she's right, I DO wish I'd had this when my kids were little. We struggled a lot with finding materials that would really help develop fluency, would give us good decoding tips, and would make the process a little less painful. I think this really would have helped them AND me!

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You can have up to 5 entries in the contest. Each time you do something, comment on the blog here--your comments serve as your contest entry.

1) Check out the video The Story Behind All About Reading and post a comment on my blog about one of the aspects that interests you in AAR.

2) Follow this blog (link in the right-hand side-bar); if possible, suggest a question or topic you would like me to address in a future blog post when you post that you subscribed. (If you are already subscribed, you can still post.)


4) Post on the AAR Facebook page that Hope for Homeschool sent you (that's my new blog)

5) Click to get a free download of In the Kitchen with the Zigzag Zebra or Safari Stories with the Zigzag Zebra


Not sure if your student is ready to learn to read? See this checklist to help you decide.

The winner will receive a Level 1 Set and a Deluxe Interactive Kit.

Entries must be submitted by Midnight on Sunday, December 11th. The winner will be announced on or before Tuesday, December 13th.

Feel free to post a link to this giveaway to your friends! Enjoy! Merry :-)

38 comments:

  1. I watched the video and am wondering if this program is intended for all children, or just struggling readers?

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  2. Great question! Yes, it's for both new readers, to help prevent reading struggles, and for remedial readers, whether they are behind or struggle to keep up. HTH! Merry :-)

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  3. I downloaded the free ziggy downloads. This is great idea. I love reading your responses on the All About Learning Forum! I just switched my dd to AAS1 as she wasn't retaining her spelling from the previous program...I think she may need more explicit interaction and mastery for spelling. We start next week. I'm wanting to go the AAR route with ds next as I think this will be a great route for him.

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  4. I am interested in this program for my youngest daughter who will soon be learning to read. It interests me because I like the step by step approach with no gaps for me to figure out and fill in as she is learning to read.

    octaviajones@wowway.com

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  5. I follow by google friend connect. I'm always interested in reading about planning and organizing relevant to homeschooling.

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  6. I like Hope For Homeschool on Facebook. :)

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  7. I liked AAR on Facebook and posted a comment telling them Hope For Homeschool sent me. :)

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  8. I downloaded the freebies In the Kitchen with the Zigzag Zebra and Safari Stories with the Zigzag Zebra. Looks great! Thanks!

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  9. Watched the video & I like EVERY aspect of the program! However, I think the part that intrigues me most is that Marie has covered all areas of beginning language arts for early readers (decoding, fluency, decoding, comprehension & more) that seem to be overlooked in many of the popular homeschool reading curricula. My daughter is struggling with learning to read (she has delays from Epilepsy) and I have wanted to use AAS but unfortunately cost is an issue for us. Now she has created AAR which looks fabulous & makes me wish I had a bottomless pocketbook!

    Cindy

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  10. I am following your site as Savmom with google friend connect. I would love to see how you organize your days (organization has never been one of my strong skills lol).

    Cindy

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  11. Liked Hope for Homeschool on facebook!

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  12. Almost forgot that I signed up for the freebies (Zigzag Zebra). Thanks for the chance to win this awesome package!

    Merry Christmas

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  13. Liked on Facebook, following here as kas, downloaded the books and watched the video. It is great. Thanks.

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  14. Just watched the video and really liked the fluency aspect.

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  15. Form the video I like her background in developing the program. I have a 10yo struggling reader and a 5yo with a seizure disorder that we're not sure how his brain injury will effect learning even though he's doing awesome right now.

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  16. Just "Liked" you on FB!!

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  17. Commented on AAR's FB Page

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  18. ZigZag Zebra books look so fun!! Thanks for the link.

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  19. Became a follower (check out my AAR Pre-level review) :)

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  20. Posted on AAR facebook!

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  21. Love the Zigzag downloads. Hoping to win this giveaway as 150 was alot a $$$ to spend. Had already ordered AAR Level 1 and it will be here on Tuesday! Excited and will be SUPER excited if I win this giveaway.

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  22. Merry! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! That is so kind! I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  23. #4) I posted on the AAR facebook page. :)

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  24. #3) I Like Hope for Homeschool on Facebook

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  25. #5) I have the ziggy in the kitchen download.

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  26. Just watched the video. My son has some sensory processing issues and we could really benefit from a multi-sensory approach to learning to read. I am such a huge fan of Marie...I love how she is a mother who "gets it"! And I love how she refused to give up on her children even when others did! I can very much relate to that.

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  27. I have been using AAS with my DS12 and DS9 for some time now. It has helped enormously with their spelling. My younger son was tested by an ed psych when he was 8 and she was amazed by his knowledge of the phonetic rules of spelling. Learning to read was a great challenge for one of my sons who is dyslexic. We eventually overcame the challenge but I am sure it would have been much easier if we had been able to use AAR. I am looking forward to using AAR with my DD4. I do have one question. At what level of AAR do you begin to use AAS? Thank you for the give away.

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  28. I watched the video. It's amazing how one mother's dedication to overcoming her sons reading issues led her to create a program that will benefit some many other children.

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  29. Merry, the penny just fell. After I had posted above I scrolled up and read the blurb on the side of the page and realized that you are the Merry that I have emailed over the years about AAS. I also follow many of your posts on the SL forums and have often found your insights useful there too. Thanks.

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  30. Hi Jujudalu! You can start with AAR Pre-1, or with AAR 1, depending on what your 4 year-old is ready for. Here's a checklist to help you decide which one would be appropriate: http://allaboutlearningpress.net/go.php?id=108&url=206.

    Cindy, I'll try to blog this week on how I organize! (Although, we're taking Monday off of school or we'll never get in our Christmas shopping! Sometimes something has to give, right?!!).

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  31. Watched the video and I believe all will help my struggling son. Most of all the fluency part.

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  32. I am now following the blog. It looks great!

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  33. Posted to AAR facebook page that you sent me.

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  34. Liked Hope for Homeschool on Facebook.

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  35. Downloaded the free ZigZag stories. Thanks!

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