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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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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Teaching a Kid How to Read

Now that I’m teaching reading for the third time I think I’m getting the hang of it.  Way back in my early years in college I took a class on how to teach kids how to read.  I’m not sure why I took it since I had no interest in…

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Why Classic Books?

We have chosen classic books as reading books in our homeschool for a reason.  Classic books are books that were written by gifted writers who knew their way around a sentence.  The vocabulary is rich and the sentence structure is varied.  On the contrary, many modern books written for kids…

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List of Reading Books – 2nd – 4th grade level

I’ve compiled a list of books for my younger son to read this coming school year.  You will notice that the first part of this list coincides with Sonlight Grade 2 readers.  Last year we read many of the Sonlight Grade 2 readers so we are picking up where we…

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Reading Progress – Kindergarten and Second Grade

In our homeschool we don’t use a specific reading program.  Our reading program consists of reading.  Sometimes discussion of the books take place, but standard comprehension questions don’t play much of a role here.  Discussion allows me to understand how much my child understands about what he has read.  …

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