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Kindergarten Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum

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Kindergarten Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum

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Give Your Kindergartener a Head Start with Reading

  • Learn beginning phonics skills
  • Learn to read simple words
  • Read picture books with fun and captivating characters
  • Meet Sam and Mat and their friends as they go on adventures
  • Learn how to easily spell simple words
  • Enjoy fun and engaging short, daily activities
  • Feel confident and excited about learning to read
  • Improve listening and auditory processing skills
  • Play card games that work on phonics skills
  • Research-based, results-driven reading program curriculum

Why Scholar Within?

Science Based Reading Curriculum

Science-based and
results-driven

Our curriculum is structured, multisensory, and sequential.

Phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency are the core of the program.

Online and Offline Homeschool Reading Curriculum Program

Online and offline
self-paced curriculum

Your kindergartener will read picture books with you. Students learn how to match sounds to letters with our video spelling and phonics lessons.

Worksheets, printables, and card games supplement the lessons.

Time

Less time with
less effort

Each day, your child will do 3 to 6 different activities that are each 5-20 minutes long.

We give you the step-by-step blueprint to holistically improve reading and spelling skills.

What parents are saying

5 Star Reviews

“My daughter has not only increased her words per minute but also has improved her comprehension.”

– Mary M.

5 Star Reviews

“The video spelling and phonics lessons are like having a private tutor in our home.”

– Wendy R.

5 Star Reviews

“The games were really enjoyable! We even played them AFTER the lesson was over for the day.”

– Natalie M.


Kindergarten Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum

Kindergarten Reading Fun Picture Books

Hand Selected Picture Books for Kindergarteners

Your child will feel empowered by these kindergarten reading program books with simple words and sentences with fun characters in engaging stories. We’ve chosen the best time-tested books and compelling stories that will open your son or daughter’s world of reading. 

Each week, the kindergarten homeschool reading curriculum provides two fun digital books for your child to read aloud. Your child will have fun talking about Mat and Sam’s adventures. They will even learn to summarize the stories they have read. You’ll also receive a reading selection each week to read aloud to help your kids build their listening skills and awareness of words and stories. 

Kindergarten Spelling and Phonics

Learn beginning phonics with video spelling lessons.

Scholar Within’s kindergarten reading program makes teaching reading easy for homeschool parents. Reading instruction includes video spelling and phonics lessons in a multisensory approach. The direct instruction provided by the video lessons starts at the very beginning skills of reading.

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 kindergarten spelling lessons explain step-by-step how words are put together. 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.

The combination of spelling, phonics, and reading activities builds reading success for your child.

Kindergarten Letter Recognition Pattern Matching

Letter Recognition and Pattern Matching

Your child will work on recognizing letter shapes and names. They will work on matching upper and lower case letters. They will also work on completing letter and shape patterns through simple kindergarten worksheets.

The matching activities are included to help develop visual perceptual skills, thinking, and memory skills. All three of these are critical pieces of the reading skills your child needs to do well with your reading and language arts program in your homeschool curriculum.

We include pattern activity sheets as the ability to find patterns is a step in helping your kids to make logical connections and to use reasoning skills. Patterns help kids to understand order as well as sequence. Both order and sequence are stepping stones to teaching reading words.

Rapid Automatized Naming Drills

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. These rapid naming drills are the perfect way to set your kindergarten reader up for success with reading words from left to right.

Kindergarten Memory Skills Reading Comprehension

Build Long-Term Memory Skills

Comprehension skills are an important part of the learning process even at the kinder level. Young kids will answer questions about the books that they have read in the program a day or two after reading them. Your child will learn to remember and recall what they have read by reviewing notes that they have written or dictated about the reading. Yes, reading instruction that includes comprehension is part of a complete program for kindergarten-level readers.

Brain-Body Activities

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.

Scholar Within includes brain-body activities for homeschooled kids. This portion of the program helps the homeschooling parent do activities that benefit multiple children at the same time as the activities can be done with the whole family.

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.

Kindergarten Planning Skills

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.

Research-Based, Results-Driven Curriculum

Research-Driven, Results-Proven Curriculum

Every component of our reading program is research-based and is specifically designed to boost your kindergarten 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.

Using how children learn to strengthen instruction for all learners

Sometimes homeschool parents are concerned about whether their kids can work at their own pace. They are also concerned if they have struggling readers or advanced readers. Many parents have found this reading program works with the way children learn, so it benefits everyone.

Scholar Within’s reading and spelling homeschool curriculum has been designed by our board-certified educational therapist. She has specialties in reading instruction, dyslexia, and learning disabilities and has used that knowledge in designing the best curriculum to teach reading.

The curriculum actually addresses the underlying cause of learning struggles through the variety of activities in the program. The areas of visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic processing that impact your ability to learn are strengthened with the special methodologies used.

5-Year Old Love to Read

Develop a Love of Reading

Reading will start to make sense to your child. Your child will learn and 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.

Reviews from Parents

  1. J Jennifer A.

    Fabulous reading program! We enrolled our daughter over the summer. It was so wonderful we decided to continue using the program during the school year.

  2. R Rachelle M.

    I have two children who just completed 8 weeks of the reading and spelling program. My oldest is dyslexic and I’ve been looking for a spelling program that is geared towards older kids since she is in 8th grade and many of the other spelling programs we’ve done feel like they are for younger children. My daughter appreciated that the lessons were straightforward in teaching the patterns through sight, sound and writing. Her spelling confidence and ability grew tremendously. My youngest benefited from the reading fluency drills and reading comprehension activities. Both enjoyed the games and puzzles. We look forward to continuing with the program into the fall as homeschoolers.

  3. M Mary M.

    We love the reading and spelling program. My daughter has not only increased her words per minute but also has expanded her comprehension. She is learning valuable note taking strategies and has drastically improved her spelling. She also enjoys the content! We are excited to see her growth.

  4. N Natalie M.

    This program really helped my daughters (grade 3 and grade 2) with reading comprehension! It gave us as parents the tools we needed to ask the right questions to help them too! Also, the games were really enjoyable! We even played them AFTER the lesson was over for the day. We were very impressed with the variety of activities and tools available with this program.

  5. A Amy D.

    My daughter is begging me to do your reading program again to strengthen her skills. The guides for note-taking and how to pick out important information was only second to the fun activities each day last year. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for this year!

  6. L Lisa G.

    Thank you for partnering with me to help my daughters improve their reading skills. They are really enjoying your program and are excited about becoming more confident readers. I am loving it already! I signed up my twin daughters, who are homeschooled.

  7. W Wendi L.

    My children took the Scholar Within reading program. I was impressed with how user-friendly and intuitive the program is.

  8. S Sabrina D.

    The Monday exercise of reading and taking notes followed with questions on those selections on Wednesday is a really great help for my kids. This lets them work on their comprehension skills. It has made a big difference! The whole program has been a good experience for us. Thank you very much!

  9. N Niiro T.

    Even when I’m not sure how to reason/explain to my son about a reading comprehension answer, all I have to do is ask you. You are so good at giving quick replies that are easy for me to tell my son. Thank you!

  10. G Gracie K.

    Ma’am, you are a blessing. I am on my 2nd year as a kindergarten teacher and your technique eased my doubts about being effective towards teaching children who have zero spelling and reading skills.

  11. M Margie K.

    My son couldn’t write or spell. Our lives changed when we found your system. It was just what we needed. It was a 100% turnaround! I noticed the improvement immediately, but it became more dramatic as time went on. He came home with smiles. He started liking school. He became a confident learner. In fact, by the time he was in 4th grade, he was at the top of his class.

  12. C Calvin T.

    We really loved the program. Thanks so much for all of the neat assignments and games to enhance executive function skills.

  13. S Sky B.

    Your videos make it so easy for my kids to actually see and hear how letters and sounds come together to make words. They are improving my kids’ spelling and reading skills. Such a bonus! And, they love playing the games, too.

  14. K Kameron F.

    Thanks for your help throughout this process. You are so responsive whenever I have a question or concern. I see activities on the different levels for my kids which makes them easy to follow. This has been an awesome experience for our family.

  15. J Jennifer P.

    My son is doing well and shows improvements with the reading drills each day. He is also doing well with all the work that is presented. His overall work is improving too. He’s even able to find spelling errors now. Woohoo!

  16. C Cynthia B.

    I really do like the reading fluency drills. They are making a difference for my son. They are so easy to fit into our day. The thing we didn’t like was all the printing we had to do each week.

  17. K Karla C.

    I am very grateful for having found Scholar Within. As a homeschooling mom, I am always in search of good materials that fit the needs of my children. Scholar Within has been especially beneficial for my 7th grader, his greatest challenges have been spelling, and clarity while reading out loud. I was amazed at the way in which Scholar Within combines phonics, spelling, and reading comprehension. My son has advanced significantly in these areas since we started using the program. He loves the reading selections and finds them very educative and interesting.

    Great program. I highly recommend it to any parent.

  18. R Regina A.

    The videos made all the difference in the world. The spelling videos showed me step by step the structure. You really made spelling easy for my kids. I just keep working with the video, the spelling, the way you explain it, they watch it over and over. It really sinks in. Your materials help build their self-esteem up. They’re short quick activities. You can get so much done in half an hour.

  19. W Wendy F.

    We are really liking the summer reading program. I appreciate that you moved my daughter’s level to make the program even more effective for her. Thanks so much.

  20. M Megan W.

    I did find the videos and activities interesting. There was a bit too much printing for me.

  21. C Cathy H.

    Jake is doing well and enjoying the program. I’m so pleased with how he has improved and that he likes doing our sessions! Thanks so much!

  22. K Katherine W.

    My son’s first drill trend is definitely going in the right direction. His words per minute increased by 17%, and his mistakes decreased, and this is only the first week. I can’t believe he had that much progress already. Thank you for this program and thanks so much for being available for questions, too!

  23. T Tricia L.

    Last summer my 3 kids were enrolled in both Scholar Within and another major reading program. Scholar Within had more fun activities and games and really focused on building the underlying skills to really prepare for the upcoming year. The other program didn’t build skills in the same way and was less interactive in my home.

  24. C Christine P.

    Your program has so many great things in it. The plan for an excursion was a brilliant idea! We made a trip to the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis and to the Science Museum in St. Louis. I have seen improvements and I have gained insight into how my daughter reads and processes (or lack thereof) the reading assignments. Thank you so very much! The whole-brain approach to improving reading has been very insightful.

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Everything you need to give your kindergartener a head start with reading and spelling

Sequential Explicit Lessons

Step-by-step, online and offline lessons

Reading Passages

Carefully selected picture books

Take Notes Graphic Organizer

Take notes offline with graphic organizers

Reading Fluency

Offline reading fluency training

Video Spelling and Phonics Lessons

Spelling and phonics video lessons and tests

Spelling Patterns

Learn to spell with spelling patterns

Spelling Puzzles

Offline puzzles and worksheets

Vocabulary Word Attack Card Games

Vocabulary and word-attack card games

Time Management Calendar

Offline planning and time-management
activities

Executive Function

Executive function and mind-body activities

Print at home or get materials shipped to you

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FAQs

How do I choose a grade or reading level?

Is the reading and spelling program all online?

Does it really only take 45-60 minutes a day?

What does a typical day look like?

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How is the program designed?

Why is spelling included in the reading program?

Reading comprehension activities

Reading speed (fluency) activities

Phonics activities

Orton-Gillingham based

What about learning disabilities, dyslexia, and ADHD?

Multisensory reading instruction

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