Free Reading Tests – Check Your Child’s Reading Level

As a homeschooling parent, it can be helpful to find out how your child is progressing with reading skills. On this post you will find links to free assessments to give you more information on your child’s skills.

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Picture Books as Reading Books: 3rd-5th Grade Level

As I was considering which chapter books would work best as readers for my daughter this school year, I decided to go a different direction.  There are so many great picture books that are designed to be read aloud by an adult that would work just as well.  I went…

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Reading and the Visual Spatial Learner

    The journey into reading has been a bit unusual for my visual-spatial learners and I’ve learned some lessons along the way.  I don’t know if there is a “typical” visual-spatial learner, but Linda Silverman sums it up quite well with this: “The visual spatial learner thrives on complexity,…

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Free Dick and Jane Reading Books

  In the process of teaching reading, I’ve stumbled around once my child completed a set of early phonics readers.  I’ve tried several things and wasn’t happy with many phonics-based readers and other readers tended to rely mostly on sight words.  So many phonics-based readers were incredibly boring and my…

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Reading Aloud to a Visual Spatial Learner – Improving Listening Skills

As a parent I had envisioned times where my son and I could cuddle together and enjoy books.  From the time my son was small, he would run around and play and interact with other things around him as I attempted to read aloud.  Some kids have the ability to…

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