Homeschool Reading Curriculum Round Up

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Reading is one of those school subjects that many parents dread to have to teach to their kids. Even though this is an understandable reaction, given that reading is one of those fundamental life skills, you need not to be fretting. There is a homeschool reading curriculum that will help you teach your child to read successfully!

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With the explosion of the homeschool market, reading curricula abound. There are lots of options available to you that can equip and assist you in teaching your children to read.

As part of our Homeschool Curricuculun Round up here at Year Round Homeschooling, we would like to suggest a few reading curricula options for you to check out, in an effort to aid you as you prepare for the up coming year.

So, here we go:

All About ReadingSummary:

All About Reading, also referred to as AAR, is a highly interactive, reading program. The open-and-go lesson plans, scripted and illustrated, make it a simple and easy program to teach. It also contains hands-on activities, and allows for the use  of your kids’ favorite books for read-aloud time, making it very adaptable.

Grade Level – Pre-K to Grade 4

Price Point – $80+

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy and Schoolhouse Review Crew

Happy phonics

Summary:

A step by step approach to reading, as your kids learn to read letters and sounds and then progress on reading real books. The use of games make this program a good fit for the hands-on learners.

Grade Level – Beginning Reader

Price Point – $50+

Learning Style – Hands-on/kinetic

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy

Reading KingdomSummary:

Reading Kingdom is an online Reading program that uses six different skills to teach your kids to read well.

Grade Level – Beginning reader to age 10

Price Point – $20/month or $199/year

Learning Style – visual and auditory learners

Full Reviews – Schoolhouse Review Crew: here and here.

 

The phonics road

Summary:

 A Reading program that uses the building blocks of spelling. Using the analogy of construction, the program builds skills upon skills to create strong readers.

Grade Level – K-4

Price Point – $189+

Learning Style – All

Full Review – A list of reviews

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Summary:

In Foundations students gain phonemic awareness, learn to read and write the 74 basic phonograms, and increase reading fluency through structured but playful activities.

Grade Level – Pre-K -3

Price Point – $200+ for first two levels sets

Learning Style – All

Full Reviews – Schoolhouse Review Crew: here and here.

 

Reading Horizon

 

Summary:

An online reading program that seeks to teach your kids the skills of decoding and pronouncing multisyllabic words, as well as spelling and comprehension skills.

Grade Level – Pre-K- age 10+

Price Point – $199+

Learning Style – Visual/auditory

Full ReviewsWeird Unsociallized Homeschoolers

Summary:

An interactive, online reading program. Its appeal lies in its use of animations, games, and songs, which captivates your child and causes him to come back for more. Reading Eggs teaches the basics of reading, focusing on phonics AND sights words.

Grade Level – PK+

Price Point – $10/month or $75/year

Learning Style – all

Full Reviews Schoolhouse Review CrewMy own review

IEWPAL

Summary:

PAL Reading is a teacher Intensive interactive program that uses the blended sound-sight approach to teaching reading to kids. Games, activities, and stickers add interest for the child, and you’ll love the clear directions and thorough explanations.

Grade Level – K-2

Price Point – $69

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy and Schoolhouse Review Crew

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Brought to you by a leading company in foreign languages resources, Rosetta Stone reading program was designed to help your kids build up their reading skills.

Grade Level – Pre-k -5

Price Point – $99/year

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsHomeschool.com and Munchkin and Bean

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Summary:

Teacher Intensive Reading program that uses an unusual approach to teaching reading. It uses orthography (letter formation), forty-four total, to teach the alphabet.

Grade Level – Beginning Reader

Price Point – $25

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy

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Summary:

A reading program that uses direct systematic phonics, by gradually introducing sounds and syllables, building up to words and sentences. This curriculum is teacher intensive.

Grade Level – Beginning Reader

Price Point – $25+

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy

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Summary:

A phonics program that you can do online or through workbooks. It uses the direct, systematic phonic instruction approach. It focuses on the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.

Grade Level -Pre-k – 4+

Price Point – $8+ for the workbooks – $65/year for the online version

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy

OGPTR-combo-pbSummary:

 Written by Jessie Wise Bauer and Sara Buffington, OPGTR is a simple, user-friendly, scripted, plain English guide to teaching phonics.

Grade Level – K-3

Price Point – $24 Digital – $29 Hardcopy

Learning Style – All

Full ReviewsCathy Duffy

If you have used a reading program that you have liked that is not listed here, please share it with us!

*Please note that the pricing was current at the time this post was written. Always check pricing before checking out.*

You can find the rest of the homeschool curriculum round up series here

Year Round Homeschooling Curriculum Round Up Series

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