7,200+ Confident Readers and Spellers
1st Grade At-Home Online Homeschool Reading Curriculum
With Phonics and Spelling
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Help Your 1st-Grader Become a Skilled, Confident, and Fluent Reader
Your child will learn to love to read with our reading program.
- Research-based, results-driven curriculum
- Step-by-step at-home and online lessons
- Fun and engaging short, daily activities
- Carefully selected reading selections and questions
- Learn to spell with spelling patterns
- Learn to read faster with our research-proven reading fluency training
- Play card games that work on phonics skills
- Feel confident and excited about reading
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“My daughter has not only increased her words per minute but also has improved her comprehension.”
– Mary M.
“The video spelling and phonics lessons are like having a private tutor in our home.”
– Wendy R.
“The games were really enjoyable! We even played them AFTER the lesson was over for the day.”
– Natalie M.
1st-Grade Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum
Hand Selected Reading Passages
Our first-grade reading program will empower your child with engaging stories that will inspire a love of reading.
Each week, your child will receive two digital reading passages and accompanying worksheets to help them learn to read independently and practice comprehension skills.
Your child will learn how to talk about and summarize the stories they have read.
Tap to Read – Read-Aloud Technology from Scholar Within
Is your child struggling with unfamiliar words while reading?
Tap to Read can help!
With just a tap or click, your child can hear the proper pronunciation of any word in a text.
They can also improve their reading fluency and speed by pressing play and reading along with the audio.
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Build Long-Term Memory Skills
To help your child improve their comprehension and retention of what they read, our program includes review activities that are done a day or two after reading.
Your child will practice recalling details from the stories and can reinforce their understanding by reviewing notes that they have taken.
Your first grader will even learn how to take effective notes with our simple graphic organizers. They’ll improve their memory skills by organizing their thoughts and ideas.
5-Minute Reading Fluency Training
Improving reading fluency is crucial for your child’s success as a reader.
Fluency is the ability to read quickly, accurately, and automatically without having to focus on the mechanics of reading.
Our reading fluency drills, based on proven research, help train your child’s eyes to move more efficiently from left to right and improve their visual processing speed.
With this short 5-minute daily activity, your child will see measurable improvements in their reading fluency.
Learn beginning phonics with interactive video spelling lessons.
Your child will learn to identify and match individual letters with their sounds. They will start to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds (phonemic awareness). Putting several individual sounds together makes words. The individual sounds of /b/, /a/, and /t/ come together to make the word /bat/.
Our interactive video spelling lessons explain step-by-step how words are put together. Your child will listen to a sound at a time and use their auditory discrimination skills to determine which letters correspond to the sound. Your child will learn to spell 10 new words each week according to their phonetic spelling patterns. Your child will also learn to recognize easy sight words.
Spelling Puzzles and Worksheets
Your child will love working on their spelling words with quick 1st-grade worksheets including word searches and puzzles. Each week, they will work on a specific phonetic spelling pattern and will start to identify the patterns in words. They’ll also write their words in sentences.
Rapid Automatized Naming
Rapid naming is one of the biggest predictors of a child’s success with reading. This is your child’s ability to see a shape, symbol, word, or object and to instantly recognize what it is. We have simple, custom-designed drills that you will do a practice and timed read where your child will see their progress in 3-4 days. These drills also work on their eye-tracking skills and start to move their eyes fluidly from left to right across a page.
Build Executive Function Skills
Executive function skills are the decision-making and planning skills that we all need in our daily lives. Your child will help decide when they will do certain activities and they will estimate how long each activity will take. After the activity is completed, they will reflect on how long it actually took and will start to build their time awareness and planning skills.
1st-Grade Reading Program Includes Brain-Body Activities
The brain and body work together as a machine, one designed to move through space efficiently, walking, moving, and maintaining balance. This connection allows you to see the shapes, sizes, and positions of letters on a page as well as improve eye tracking skills. As we improve the brain-body connection, reading and overall learning improve.
We have different activities each week that your kids will think are just fun games, but the activities actually work on improving their motor skills and brain-body connection.
Research-Driven, Results-Proven Curriculum
Every component of our reading program is research-based and is specifically designed to boost your child’s reading skills. The program has been created by learning expert and board-certified educational therapist Bonnie Terry, M.Ed. She put together her 35+ years of working hands-on with children of all learning styles and abilities into this step-by-step program with custom-designed methods that you and your kids will see results each week.
Develop a Love of Reading
Reading will start to make sense to your child. Your child will develop a strong foundation of reading and overall learning skills. These skills include print awareness, phonemic awareness, letter recognition, phonics skills, and sight word recognition. Your kids will do a variety of activities that teach and strengthen all of these skills. Your child will love doing the activities in the program and will want to do them again and again.
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Everything you need to teach 1st-grade reading and spelling at home
Included in the Program:
- Weekly Reading Selections
- Reading Comprehension Questions
- Reading Fluency Training Drills
- Phonics and Spelling Video Lessons
- Spelling Worksheets and Puzzles
- Video Instruction
- Graphic Organizer Forms
- Note-Taking Printables
- Executive Function Activities
- Brain-Body Activities
- Card Games
- Daily Emails
- And More!
Reading and Spelling Program by Grade Level
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Grades K-8 Homeschool reading and spelling made easy.
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