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Kindergarten Reading Program With Spelling and Phonics

At-Home and Online Reading Program

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At-Home and Online Reading Program

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  • Step-by-step at-home and online lessons
  • Learn beginning phonics skills
  • Read simple words and sentences
  • Read picture books with fun characters
  • Fun and engaging short, daily activities
  • Feel confident and excited about reading
  • Play card games that work on phonics skills
Kindergarten Reading Fun Picture Books

Hand Selected Picture Books

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

Each week, you will get two fun digital books for your child to read aloud. Your child will learn how to talk about and summarize the stories they have read. You’ll also receive a reading selection each week to read aloud to help build their awareness of words and stories. 

Kindergarten Spelling and Phonics

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 learn to spell 10 new words each week according to their phonetic spelling patterns. Your child will also learn to recognize easy sight words.

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 worksheets.

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.

Kindergarten Memory Skills Reading Comprehension

Build Long Term Memory Skills

Your child will answer questions to the books that they have read in the program a day or two after. Your child will learn to remember and recall what they have read by reviewing notes that they have written or dictated about the reading.

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.

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 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.

5-Year Old Love to Read

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.

Reviews from Parents

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    This is great a summer reading program. My son has really improved his reading comprehension skills. Thank you, Bonnie Terry, for designing such a great course.

    – Ketul P.

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    Scholar Within has been an amazing resource for my 8-year-old twins this summer. I was so worried about what to do during this summer. It has been great to see how far they have come. They definitely enjoyed how interactive it has been, not just reading. I have recommended this to many of my friends.

    – Danielle D.

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    I enrolled both my sons in the Reading Program this summer. It made such a huge difference for my son who has learning disabilities when we did the summer program two years ago. His teacher was amazed at the improvement in his fluency and comprehension (going into Grade 5). The team has been so flexible with “pausing” our program for a couple of weeks while we are away on vacation too. Note taking is such a key skill that is not really taught here in Ontario, Canada. I think this course will help my kids not fall behind from missing 3 months of school due to COVID 19. I am a poor substitute teacher, but I have confidence that Bonnie’s system is evidence-based, so I just have to follow instructions. Very glad to be able to access this course for homeschooling this summer!

    – Caroline L.

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    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.

    – Tricia L.

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    We are currently working on week 5 of our program. We really like it and are seeing benefits already. Thank you!

    – Melinda G.

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    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!

    – Sabrina D.

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    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.

    – Lisa G.

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    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.

    – Cynthia B.

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    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!

    – Jennifer P.

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    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.

    – Kameron F.

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    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!

    – Cathy H.

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    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.

    – Wendy F.

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

    – Megan W.

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

    – Calvin T.

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    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!

    – Niiro T.

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

    – Wendi L.

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    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.

    – Christine P.

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    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!

    – Katherine W.

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    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.

    – Regina A.

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    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!

    – Amy D.

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Summer Reading Program 2020

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!

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