My All About Reading Letter Tiles have always seemed like a jumbled up rainbow. With two children in two different AAR levels this year and Little Bug doing Level 2 of All About Spelling, I had to figure out some way to organize all these letter tiles and make them readily accessible when needed during lessons!
I figured out a way to organize these letters tiles and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result:
A jewelry organizer from Michael’s for $2.99!!
This 4×5 jewelry organizer was perfect to be able to organize every single letter tile! Column one is Level 1. (Genius, huh?!) Column 2 is Level 2. Columns 3 and 4 are for Level 3. And the last column is for Level 4.
The first row for each column has all the Vowel Teams (red tiles), plus the Vowel and Consonant Suffixes for Level 3 (pink tiles).
The second row has the Consonant Teams (blue tiles) and the Prefixes for Level 3 (beige tiles).
The third row has the “other tiles” (yellow and orange), “The Sound of /sh/ (green tiles), plus the Syllable Names tiles (used in Level 2 and higher).
The last row has the “The Sound of /er/” tiles (purple tiles) and the blank tiles.
The last two slots on the first column for Level 1 have the “Alphabet Tiles”, which are used for all four levels.
Then, to store the Label Tiles for each level, I cut up a letter-sized envelope to the size that I needed and hot glued it to the inside of the top. Level 4’s hyphen tile (orange tile) is in the Level 4 envelope.
That’s not all…
Should I find any tile roaming the house and out of place, the level for each individual tile is written on the back of each tile!
I also wrote 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s down each column to make the organization even clearer! However, there is no number written in the last two slots of Level 3’s second column because it holds the Syllable Tiles and Blank Tiles.
I don’t think I will ever have to organize these tiles again. From here on out, it is just putting them back when not in use and pulling them out when needed!