Deeper Dive: all

Word Story Text
All is a fairly high frequency word, meaning that children will come across it early in their reading experience.

Some children might have difficulty with this word because at this point they have been taught that the letter A makes the sound.

Ah. However, instead of getting into Y, the letter A makes a different sound in this word talking about the letter L, changing the vowel or teaching another letter.

Sound for the letter A.

Try teaching the word all with its friends. Words like fall, tall, call, ball.

By presenting and teaching these words as a group, you can avoid having to explicitly teach a new rule that must be memorized, and instead have children focus on a pattern that will help them read a whole group of words without having to memorize anything new.