Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reading Curriculums

Parents can choose from a wide variety of homeschooling reading curriculums. Choosing the right reading curriculum is important to ensure kids have a great time learning to read. Reading curriculums differ from each other in terms of their approach to teaching kids how to read.

Some have colorful textbooks with many pictures, while others are simple and come only in black and white. Some curriculums follow the standard text design, while others are multi-sensory and include movable letters, or songs and rhymes. Some include different scripts to help students master the initially confusing concept of multiple letter sounds for a single alphabet. Parents should choose the curriculum for reading based on the kind of instruction they want to give their child.

Reading Activities

Activities for Practicing Alphabetical Order

Activities for Practicing Parts of Speech

How to encourage kids to read

Learning Letters

Lunchbox Notes: A fun way to promote reading

Reaching for Reading

Spelling Activities

Practicing Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms

Rhyme Time

Reading Worksheets for Kindergarten

Find the Rhyme

Draw a Rhyme

Months’ Match-Up

Coloring Fun

Crayon Colors

Sorry, Wrong Sound

What’s the Sound?

Reading Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Digraph Bubbles

Amazing Blends

Locked Out

Trapping the Robbers: Adjectives

Trapping the Robbers: Word Meanings

Trapping the Robbers: Writing a Story

Trapping the Robbers: Scrambled Sentences

Test Your Word Power – III

Test Your Word Power – IV

Bingo the Storyteller

Dingo Tale

Getalong Gets Better

Getalong Gets Better: Word Meanings

Getalong Gets Better: Riddle Time

Getalong Gets Better: Word Quiz

Test Your Word Power – V

Test Your Word Power – VI

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Usage

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Meanings

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Jungle Trek

Fearless Fox and the Lion: The Adventure

What’s the Good Verb? – I

What’s the Good Verb? – II

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Usage

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Meanings

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Scrambled Sentences

A Day in the Life of Fearless: What’s it Like?

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Usage

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Meanings

Increase Your Verb Power: Similar or Opposite?

Increase Your Verb Power: Analogies

Fearless Does It Again: The Jumbo Trap

Fearless Does It Again: Word Meanings

Fearless Does It Again: Finding the Lost City

Fearless Does It Again: Analogies

Parents should remember that the reading curriculum chosen for homeschooling or by the children’s school is not binding. There are plenty of reading worksheets and activities that parents can choose from Jumpstart. A good reading game can be of great use to a child who is just learning to read.

Friday, December 16, 2011

English Curriculum

English educational resources can be used to supplement any English curriculum. There are plenty of English worksheets and activities that parents can use to give their children extra practice. Word games are a fun and effective way of practicing vocabulary and spelling. Online English games are another great way of practicing English while having fun.

When it comes to choosing the right English curriculum, parents often find that they have to pick and choose curriculums from different companies before they have a satisfactory overall course. This is because English is such a broad subject, comprised of components like writing, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. Each publisher may have a combination of one or more of these components in their English curriculum, leaving parents to search for an additional course that covers the remaining components.

However, some English curriculums do have all of these components in a single book. After finding out about the options available and what is different about each one, parents can make their final choice keeping the child’s and the family’s requirements in mind.

English Activities

English Worksheets

English Worksheets for Kindergarten

English Worksheets for 1st Grade

English Worksheets for 2nd Grade

English Worksheets for 3rd Grade

English Worksheets for 4th Grade

English Worksheets for 5th Grade