Homeschool and classroom lesson ideas and activities for reading in elementary and middle school.
Has your child hit a bump on the road to reading? Learn how to teach letter sounds to struggling students.
Are you or your students struggling with how to take notes in class? Check out these easy methods that will make note taking and studying easier!
Do you want to integrate your teaching around a central theme? Then you want a unit study. Here’s how to create one!
With so many (SO MANY!) homeschool curriculums to choose from, it can be challenging to know which ones are going to work best for you and your family.
Book reports are a curriculum mainstay, but their format is a bit tired. Spice up your assignment with these creative book report ideas!
Encourage reading with a cozy, inviting, and tricked-out reading nook! This kids reading corner will be your child’s new favorite spot.
You’ve heard the term: guided reading. Maybe you’ve even been asked to do it (even though you’re not 100% sure what it is). Do you need some guidance on guided reading? We’ve got you covered! Guided Reading: What Is It? Guided reading is focused reading instruction guided by the teacher. It is ideally one-on-one, but …
Going to the library is wonderful, but in an age where technology makes things so much more accessible, having an online reading library for homeschoolers is a must. Thankfully, LightSail offers a comprehensive online reading program just for homeschoolers!
Most 2nd graders have mastered the basics and are ready for chapter books. Find your child’s perfect match with the best chapter books for second graders. 2nd Grade Recommended Chapter Books Second grade is a wonderful but tricky time for reading. Most children are ready to move beyond easy readers, but they aren’t ready for …
You know the song: “A-B-C is easy as 1-2-3.” But teaching the ABCs? Here’s the skinny on how to teach letters in a simple, fun, and memorable way. How to Teach the Alphabet Hands-on Activities If you are wondering how to teach your child to recognize the letters of the alphabet, make it tactile! Little …