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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
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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.
Kindergarten Homeschool Reading and Spelling Curriculum
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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