Grades K-8

At-Home and Online Reading Program With Spelling and Phonics

At-Home Online Reading Program

Help Your Child Become a Confident and Skilled Reader

  • Learn how to read faster and accurately
  • Learn specific strategies to remember and comprehend readings
  • Read engaging hand-picked reading passages
  • Learn to spell confidently with spelling patterns through interactive lessons
  • Play printable card games that get the whole family involved

Scholar Within’s Co-founder Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET has been featured on

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Short, Daily Activities

45-60 Minutes a Day


Weekly Schedule

Sequential and Step-by-Step

Online Reading Program

Online and At-Home

Video Spelling Lessons

Video and Audio Lessons

Weekly Reading Program

Weekly Schedule

Help and Support

Help and Support


“We have seen our boys grow in ways we never thought possible. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful program that’s so effective!”


“My son’s 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!”


“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.”


“Thanks for your help throughout this process. You are so responsive whenever I have a question or concern.”

Build Foundational Reading Skills

This homeschool reading program targets all the skills that build a solid foundation necessary to become a successful reader through research-based and results-proven lessons.

This reading program builds phonemic awareness, reading fluency, comprehension, and improving the ability to decode and encode words. We work on visualization, note-taking, critical thinking, and more.

When you take a holistic approach to reading, you can dramatically improve your reading skills not just in school, but in life.

How it Works

  • Reading Level: Grades K-8

    Start where your child is currently reading and spelling.

    Is your child behind in reading or spelling? Maybe they are looking to advance faster in reading and make spelling easier. We have different spelling levels for grade levels K-8 to meet your child where they are. Spelling and reading levels can be adjusted independently.

  • Reading Fluency Activity

    Each day, your child will do a quick reading fluency activity.

    This activity just takes 5 minutes and works on your visual processing skills, eye-tracking skills, and rapid automatized naming skills. 

    In other words, this warm-up activity helps your child read faster and gets their mind ready for the other activities. Your child will chart their progress each day and by the end of each week, they’ll be reading faster and more accurately.

  • Reading Passage and Take Notes

    Each week, your child will read two engaging reading selections and take notes.

    After your child reads the selection, they will learn how to effectively take notes with our custom-designed graphic organizers. This is the start of your child’s journey with writing.

    Note-taking is the first step to writing summaries and paragraphs. We like to say, writing is the ‘doing part of thinking’ since you can’t write without thinking. This activity takes 15-20 minutes.

  • Reading Comprehension: Answer Questions

    A day or two after your child reads their selection, they will review their notes and answer questions.

    This process helps your child build their long-term reading comprehension skills. Too many other programs as well as teachers ask children to answer questions immediately after they have read a selection. 

    By asking questions a couple of days later, children improve their memory and long-term understanding of what they have read.  Yes, we even ask younger students to take notes!

    Kids that are working on handwriting skills can dictate notes aloud. This also assists them in reviewing and retaining new vocabulary.

  • Spelling List Words by Spelling Patterns

    Each week, you child will get a new list of spelling words grouped by their spelling pattern.

    These are activities like completing the pattern and matching uppercase and lowercase letters. They’ll also learn to write simple sentences with provided printable word cards. These activities improve phonemic awareness, visual perception, and fine motor skills.

  • Interactive Video Lessons

    Your child will follow along interactive video spelling lessons and tests.

    Your child will fill out a corresponding spelling worksheet as they watch the videos. Younger kids can use provided printable letter cards. Spelling tests are self-correcting. 

    This spelling system is Orton-Gillingham based, multisensory, and custom-designed by learning expert Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET.

  • Spelling Word Search

    After the spelling lesson, your child gets to do spelling puzzles that go with the lesson.

    These spelling activities include word searches, sorting your words, fill-in-the-blank, and more.

  • Spelling Matching

    In the middle of the week, younger students do activities to work on letter and pattern recognition.

    These are activities like completing the pattern and matching uppercase and lowercase letters. They’ll also learn to write simple sentences with provided printable word cards. These activities improve visual perception and fine motor skills.

  • Spelling Patterns

    In the middle of the week, older students do a spelling pattern recognition activity.

    Your child will identify the spelling and phonetic patterns that they have learned in other sentences. We provide answer keys too! They’ll also write sentences with their spelling words.

  • Executive Function Activity

    Each week, your child gets to do executive function activities.

    These executive function activities include planning, organizing, strategizing, flexible thinking, remembering, and paying attention to details.

  • Mind-Body Connection Activity

    Each week, your child gets to do mind-body connection activities.

    Mind-body connection activities activate your vestibular system which helps improve higher-order thinking, interpreting information, and helps get your body operating in unison with your mind.

  • Spelling Card Games

    Play new printable card games every couple of weeks.

    Your kids can play these games at any time during the week. They work on strengthening reading and spelling skills as well as make learning a lot more fun! Game playing is one of the best activities to provide practice to build your child’s knowledge.

  • Short Activities

    45-60 Minutes a Day

    All of these activities are each only 5-20 minutes long and you can fit them into your schedule. We have planning calendars to help!


Student Results

Below are the student averages of elementary grade students using programs and materials designed by Scholar Within’s Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET.

Student Research Reading Fluency: Graph of Words-Per-Minute (WPM) Improvement
Student Research Reading Comprehension




  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    – Sky B.

  3. 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.

    – Gracie K.

  4. 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.

    – Margie K.

  5. 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.

    – Karla C.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

    – Megan W.

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

    – Calvin T.

  15. 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.

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

    – Wendi L.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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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Learning Expert Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET

Designed by Learning Expert Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET

Bonnie Terry is a board-certified educational therapist with over 35 years of experience. She has helped thousands of students across the globe improve their reading skills whether they are gifted or are having difficulties.

She Bonnie spent years developing this step-by-step program in her private learning center. She discovered specific strategies that work for kids of all abilities. She learned that teaching reading skills in a sequential, multisensory, and structured way is the most effective. She has now made her custom-designed program accessible to all through this at-home and online program.

Bonnie Terry has been featured on

CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, and Microsoft Partners in Learning

Included in the Program:

  • Weekly Reading Selections
  • Reading Comprehension Activities and 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!


How Do I Choose a Grade or Reading Level?

Is The Reading Program All Online?

Does It Really Only Take 45-60 Minutes a Day?

What Does A Typical Day Look Like?

Executive Function Activities

Multisensory Reading Instruction

Orton-Gillingham Based

What about Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and ADHD?

Mind-Body Activities

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