Building Fluency by Re-reading

Building Fluency by Re-reading

The following post is from Becky of This Reading Mama My son is learning to read music as he plays the piano. While listening to him practice, I am reminded of a simple truth that relates to reading in such a profound way: Beautiful music does not occur the first time (or even second time) […]

How to Teach Your Child to Read Using Phonograms


The following is a post from contributing writer Melissa Corkum and includes affiliate links. Forget higher math, teaching a child to read has to be the most intimidating part of homeschooling. It didn’t help that our guinea pig, I mean first child, taught himself to read when he was four. When we decided to homeschool, […]

Fairy Tale Themed Emergent Reader Downloads {HSC Featured Post}

fairy tale emergent reader downloads

It’s exciting for kids to be able to find books they can read, and these free downloadable fairy tales for emergent readers are just perfect for that! The Measured Mom is offering these emergent reader downloads to use on their own or alongside This Reading Mama’s preschool reading curriculum! The post includes four free fairy […]

Games and Learning with Sticky Note Letters {HSC Featured Post}

Word Families

I hadn’t even seen these very cool letter shaped sticky notes until I saw them in the post linked below.  What a fun way to work on all kinds of literacy activities with kids. Shaunna from Fantastic Fun and Learning shared this fun way to use ABC sticky notes or make your own to practice […]

Fabulous and Free Reading Program: Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading


The following is a post by Angie, founder and editor of The Homeschool Classroom.  Angie also writes at Many Little Blessings.  (This post is a sponsored review post.) Teaching children to read is one of those huge, daunting tasks that makes many a homeschooling parent nervous.  Reading is so integral to a whole lifetime of […]

15+ Preschool Reading Resources {Giveaway Included}

15+ Preschool Reading Resources | The Homeschool Classroom

  The following is from contributing writer Becky of This Reading Mama. This post contains affiliate links. Preschooling at home can be intimidating for some parents.  While learning happens mainly through play and integrating learning concepts throughout the day, it is also nice to have a few “extras” for the toolbox when preschoolers are ready for more of […]

Hooked on Phonics Review (for early readers)

Hooked On Phonics Review Homeschool Classroom

The following is a post from contributing writer Carlie from So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? One of my favorite things to teach my children is how to read. I just adore the beginning stages of reading and have thoroughly enjoyed teaching all three of my children to read. From my oldest (who is soon […]

Celebrate Children’s Book Week: May 13-19, 2013

Children's Book week 2013 Poster

This post is written by Karin Katherine @Passport Academy Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of children’s books and the joy of reading.  Originally established in 191, Children’s Book Week is the longest running literacy program for kids.  The program is open to everyone: schools, libraries, homes, homeschools and anywhere young readers and books […]

Free Language Arts Resources Online for Homeschoolers

free online resources for teaching language arts

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. Teaching your children language arts can be a challenge – you’ll cover everything from phonics to grammar, sentence structure to poetry. I’m sharing my best free resources for language arts in this list. Get your pencils ready to take some notes! 1.Handwriting Worksheets My boys […]

Adventure Stories and Activities for Young Readers


The following post is from contributing writer Jen @ Forever, For Always, No Matter What I love to read to my children and I love to incorporate activities with our literature.  We have used Five in a Row for many years in our home and have gotten much inspiration from using that same formula with […]

Starting a Kids’ Book Club

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The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. Recently, I began a book club for some of the children in our homeschooling co-op.  At first, I felt a little nervous about how the kids would respond.  Would they like the books I selected?  Would they participate in the discussions?  Would they […]