Teach Reading With Phonics—A Proven Method
One of the hardest choices in selecting the best homeschool curriculum for your child(ren) is choosing the right reading program. [Read more…]
Complete Phonics-based Reading Programs
Stand-Alone Phonics & Reading Programs
These reading programs are affordable and easy-to-use in one book. Each of these are taught by the teacher in a one-on-one setting for individual learning. They are basic and don’t have the extra components that are found in the reading kit programs. This may mean more work for the teacher; however, some children don’t need all the extras. Simplicity works better for them. They seem to grasp and understand quickly. These programs will work for that type of learner.
We recommend teaching your child to read with a phonics-based reading curriculum. For most children, it’s the best choice.
The exception would be when you have a child who has been diagnosed as not being able to learn to read with phonics. In that case, your evaluator or therapist should be able to direct you to a suitable reading program.
We’ve tried some of them with our children and grandchildren and talk about it in our product descriptions.
The Reading Lesson
The Reading Lesson is an easy-to-use reading program. I like this one because it is plain and simple. Some phonics programs get so complicated, it’s like learning another language just to understand them. It is also visually pleasing.
Our daughter uses the Reading Lesson to teach her children to read. She thinks it is great. It works and makes it easy for a busy mom.
Classical Phonics A Child’s Guide to Word Mastery
Based on Florence Akin’s 1913 classic, Word Mastery, Classical Phonics is a methodical teaching of phonics.
- It has been redesigned and reorganized for better use today while keeping the original concepts for teaching.
- Instructions for the teacher are shown at the bottom of each page as needed.
- They used a simple larger size font for the print, and the pictures are well drawn and simple.
- Before you use this book, you need to read the “Suggestions to Teachers” in the back of the book.
- If you are wondering where to start with teaching phonics, this book is a good choice.
- It is well written and economically priced.
- Classical Phonics is effective and simple, proving that teaching reading does not have to be complicated.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is one of the best reading programs if your child is having trouble blending sounds. The way it teaches this technique is simple and helpful.
It is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read.
Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days you child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is her for you and your child to learn together. The lessons are fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity and give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.
Based on SRA’s DISTAR reading program, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is appropriate for “preschool children (bright three-and-a-half-year-olds, average four- and five-year-olds).” It is also “appropriate for children who have been in school but who have not learned to read. The program is not recommended for ‘poor readers’ who have been taught how to read but who make frequent mistakes.”
It is non-consumable. In addition to the book, you will need some paper or a chalkboard.
The instructions are detailed–scripted–on each lesson page.
Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
It uses a “simple, scripted format that guides parents and children through each lesson, from beginning vowel sounds through words on a fourth-grade level.” It’s the “only book you’ll need to teach your child to read!”
With this book, you can jump in and start teaching reading to your child. The authors have included information on teaching phonics in the back of the book. It’s not that hard, and with this book, you can do it.
The only additional materials you’ll need with the Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading are a magnetic board with alphabet tiles, index cards, and the usual school supplies: yarn, scissors, pens, pencils, drawing supplies, yarn, magnets, paperclips, and one dowel for one special activity.
Preschool to Grade 2