FREE Reading Resources For Homeschoolers!

Stairway to Reading

A free program that is quite comprehensive is offered by Society for Quality Education. It uses systematic phonics to teach reading. There is a placement test so you can determine where you should start.

Sylvan Learning Center – Book Adventures

If your child can already read and you want to monitor comprehension in a fun way, check into using Sylvan Learning Center’s Book Adventure.  It’s a free quizzing program where kids can earn points to spend on prizes. My kids have used this for years and the prizes are quite motivating for them. A favorite prize for them is the Highlights magazine subscription!

Lesson Pathways

Lesson Pathways used to be a paid-subscription website for planning out your child’s school year. It’s now free and it covers grades K-5. For reading, you can use the search tool to see if there is a lesson pathway for that book. The Language Arts pathways include numerous books for a variety of interests. They also promote using the Free Reading program listed below.

Free Reading

Free Reading is a PreK – 6th grade reading intervention program. It provides useful lesson plans for books you can get at your local library. There is a scope & sequence provided, as well as video tutorials on how to use the program.

Charlotte Mason Classical Education

Ambleside Online offers reading lists and lays out a course of instruction for grades K-12. These booklists are books that can likely be found at your local library, or you can buy them if you wish. If you are not sure what Charlotte Mason Classical Education is, click here.

And, last but not least, is a website that changes its freebies weekly. While it is mainly downloadable & printable items, the freebies here are often very useful and serve a purpose for lesson planning. CurrClick currently has many reading and language arts freebies.  I have a habit of downloading pretty much anything they have to offer and storing in on a flash drive. It might be free this week, but $10 next month when I decide I actually want it.


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