• Curriculum
  • Homeschool Guide to Teaching Reading

    As a homeschool mom, I think the scariest thing to teach my kindergarten children was always reading. Yet,  I love to see the light come on when they finally are able to read! The problem is… it’s getting to that point that really can be overwhelming. I am currently on my last and final version […]

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  • 4 Reading Rules to Boost Literacy

      #1 Consistency There are several different approaches to reading instruction. Yet, the most widely accepted and proven method to teach reading is through phonetic instruction. Even within phonics instruction some teachers begin with letter sounds, and add vowel blends moving to the right… others learn by word families such as “hit”, “bit”, “sit”, “wit”, and […]

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  • Teaching Your Child How to Read – Part 2

    Teaching Your Child to Read!Part 2

    Vowels and consonants and blends In the first edition of our series on how to teach children how to read, we discussed the beginning steps of phonemic awareness. Many homeschooling moms are terrified of teaching their children to read, but taking one baby step at a time will naturally bring your child to the place […]

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  • Let’s Get Reading… in our homeschool

    Reading is one of the those awesome subjects that appeals to almost anyone. Why not… when the written word is the gate to adventure, romance, mystery, and drama. Reading opens new worlds, and gives the gift of imagination. Yet, as homeschoolers we often don’t realize or know just when the appropriate reading steps should take […]