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5th Grade Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum
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“My daughter has not only increased her words per minute but also has improved her comprehension.”
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5th-Grade Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum
Hand Selected 5th-Grade Reading Curriculum Selections
Each week, your child will read two engaging 5th-grade reading curriculum selections, both fiction and non-fiction. We’ve chosen the best reading selections that will open your son or daughter’s world of reading. Your child will learn how to talk about and summarize the stories they have read.
Tap to Read – Read-Aloud Technology from Scholar Within
Does your child ever get frustrated with trying to read or sound out a word that they are unfamiliar with? With Tap to Read, your child can instantly hear the proper pronunciations of words by simply tapping or clicking on the word to hear it aloud. They can also work on their reading fluency and speed by pressing play and following along.
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Note-taking and Writing Skills
One of the specific reading goals that should be in your 5th-grade reading curriculum program is to summarize and paraphrase information in a text. Your child will learn to take notes from what they have read and use those notes later. We have custom-made 5th-grade reading worksheets that are fill-in-the-blank graphic organizer note-taking forms. These forms make it easy to take notes and organize ideas. Your fifth-grader will become a better thinker as they improve their note-taking and writing skills.
Build Long-Term Memory Skills
Your child will answer questions about the selections they have read in the program a day or two later. Your child will learn to remember and recall what they have read by reviewing their notes as well as writing summaries from them. In this 5th-grade reading curriculum, your child learns the process they will use for years to come to have success in school and in life.
Learn spelling through phonetic patterns.
Your fifth-grader will learn how to spell by spelling patterns through our interactive video lessons. Your kids will learn and practice the phonetic patterns of English through each lesson, spelling activity worksheets, puzzles, and games.
Many people think phonics is only for younger students. However, the listening skills required in phonics are critical for listening to instruction and lectures as you progress in school. This is one of the reasons we teach spelling with phonics in an auditory, visual, and tactile/kinesthetic way, even at the 5th-grade level. The process we use strengthens your child’s overall listening skills.
Additionally, we teach the structure of the language through 8 simple phonetic spelling patterns.
Reading Fluency Training
In addition to the text reading your 5th-grader does, we provide specific reading fluency training. Reading fluency training is one of the most important strategies used to build your child’s success with reading. This is your child’s ability to read with speed and accuracy without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. This is a critical skill as your child moves into the upper grades and the reading material becomes longer and more complicated.
Our research-proven reading fluency drills work on training your eyes to move more efficiently and smoothly left to right. They also improve your kids’ visual processing speed, or how fast they can retrieve and process what they see. You and your kids will love seeing their improvement each day.
Boost Word Attack Skills and Play Vocabulary Card Games
Each week your child will play a card game that will work on their word identification skills or comprehension and vocabulary skills. Your child will love these games and want to play them over and over again.
Develop Planning Skills that Stick
Your child will use fill-in-the-blank daily to-do worksheets and planning calendars to schedule out their days.
Your child will 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. Your child will strengthen their working memory, flexible thinking, and organization skills.
Research-Driven, Results-Proven Curriculum
Every component of our 5th-grade reading curriculum 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
Your child will gain confidence and be excited about reading. Your child will make substantial gains with these effective research-based techniques. Your child will be able to complete their assignments more quickly and easily. They will gain confidence and develop a lifelong love or reading and learning. Your child 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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