Teaching Your Child to Read Can Be Easy and Fun

It is said that in order to homeschool you need to have an exuberant amount of patience. Yet, all moms need to have a lot of patience, not just homeschool moms. 

It is true that teaching your child will require time, patience and practice. However, so does teaching them how to tie their shoes, ride a bike and use their manners. 

One of the most challenging tasks to take on as a homeschool mom is teaching your children to read. At the same time, it is also one of the most rewarding tasks for a homeschool mom. 

How well your child reads will greatly impact their future. This is likely the biggest reason that many moms are unsure of their ability to teach their children to read.

The beauty of homeschooling is that it isn't a journey that you take on your own. There are countless resources and support groups that are both ready and willing to lend a helping hand. 

In the same manner, the task of teaching your child to read is not one that you have to do alone. Nor do you need to have specific skills, particular education or previous teaching experience in order to teach your child how to read. 

You can teach your child how to read. It isn't as hard as you think. The key is finding the right reading curriculum for you and your child. 

Unfortunately, researching reading curricula or how to teach your child to read can be overwhelming due to the numerous opinions and resources available. 

As a busy mom, taking on a big task like teaching your child to read needs to be easy for you, as well as fun for your child. 

With Reading Complete you can accomplish both! It is all-in-one, ready-to-go, self-paced, phonics-based reading curriculum. 

The purpose of the Reading Complete curriculum is to, "Help your beginning reader develop confidence in reading with comprehension. The reading program combines phonics and sight word recognition skills to teach a child how to read fluently and expressively."

There are 5 levels of the Reading Complete curriculum and each level includes everything you will need to successfully teach your child to read. 
  • Teaching procedure
  • Skills list
  • Handwriting guidelines
  • Step-by-step reading lessons
  • Word and Sentence master lists
  • Daily practice worksheets
  • Literature list
  • Flashcard activities
  • Materials list

Each level of the Reading Complete curriculum focuses on building your child's reading skills. 

Level A

  • Learn to read short vowel words and sight words within context. 
Level A Samples

Level B
  • Learn to read long vowel words, words with consonant blends, words with double vowels, words with prefixes and suffixes, contractions, and sight words within context. 

Level C
  • Learn to alphabetize words, identify homophones, divide words into syllables, make singular words plural, and identify synonyms and antonyms.

Level D 
  • Learn that abbreviations are shortened forms of words, demonstrate knowledge of story sequence, properly use positional words, and recognize personification and alliteration in literature.

Level E
  • Learn to recognize and write abbreviations, root words, onomatopoeias, and a friendly letter. 
  • Recognize cause and effect relationships, use verbal and nonverbal communication, differentiate between fact and opinion, use logic to solve a problem, follow three-step oral directions, and understand a parody and a proverb. 

As with all of Homeschool Complete's curriculum, each level of Reading Complete is available in print or as a digital download. 

Teaching your child to read is an amazing experience and the memories you make along the way will last a lifetime. 

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