All About Reading: Level 4 Color Edition Review

I was so excited when Erin told me that All About Learning Press was releasing a NEW COLOR EDITION of their All About Reading program! I have used AAR with three of my children, and it has been such a blessing to our family. This program has helped me gain confidence and skills in teaching my children to read. I’ve written before about how we use AAR in our home. Today I want to share a little more about the new color editions, and why I have changed my mind about Level 4.

Have you been looking at the All About Reading program, wondering if it's for you? Is the new color edition worth the extra cost? Is the level 4 of the AAR program worth it? Here are all those answers and more!

Customers have long asked All About Learning Press for color illustrations, and they listened! The new color editions are beautiful, colored pencil drawings that maintain the charm of the original black and white illustrations. My children (ages 6 and 8) were thrilled looking through the new readers and agreed that they prefer them to the older versions. I think the greatest improvement is having full-color activity pages. They are so cute! My daughter couldn’t wait to get started doing the Eagles Learn to Fly activity.

All About Learning Press sent me the Level 4 pack for free for my honest review. I was eager to get my hands on this level, because I have only used the Pre-Reading through Level 3 with my kids. My oldest daughter completed Level 3 and was reading so well that I didn’t feel it was necessary to go on to the 4th level. I was curiously to see what skills are taught in Level 4 in order to decide if I would be using it for my two youngest kids. If you’re like me, it makes a huge difference when I can actually hold a curriculum in my hands and get to know it when I’m making a decision.

After reading through the Level 4 program, I cannot wait to use it with my children. Even though they will be great readers after completing Level 3, the final level of AAR teaches 15 advanced phonograms as well as learning to decode words with Greek, French, Spanish, and Italian influences. Level 4 also gives more practice discovering figurative language and story elements such as alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, idioms, and personification. As usual, the stories in AAR are engaging and appropriate for the decoding level, but because the students are advanced readers, the stories have more interesting plots and include character development.

I didn't think it was possible for me to like All About Reading more, but they have truly outdone themselves with the new color editions! And if you’re on the fence about using the last level of the program, I recommend trying it out yourself. All About Learning Press offers a 100% “Go Ahead and Use It” guarantee on all their products. They allow you to use any of their programs for a full year, and if the curriculum does not meet your needs, simply return it for a full refund (excluding shipping). You can’t beat that!

To find more information about pros and cons to the program overall, along with pricing information, head to this original review.

This post written by Hayley! Learn more about her here!