Ready for Reading: Everything You Need to Teach Reading at Home

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Welcome to Day 2 of the 2019-2020 Homeschool Curriculum Expo– today’s featured curriculum publisher is my dear friend, Jen Merckling. She has created an amazing phonics program for Pre-K and Kindergarten that allows you to teach reading at home! Check it out…

2019 Homeschool Curriculum Expo

Teaching my children to read has been one of the most rewarding experiences of homeschooling!  And if you’re getting ready to jump in and teach your little one to read, I know you may be a little apprehensive about the task…You want something fun and engaging for your child, but also phonics-based and systematic.  Ready for Reading: Level 1 is the perfect blend of enchanted learning and comprehensive reading skills! Let’s dig in and discover why this phonics curriculum has everything you need to start teaching reading at home!

Why Choose Ready for Reading?

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Ready for Reading gives you hands-on, creative, and versatile tools to teach your 4-6 year old how to read at home! Perfect for your Pre-K or Kindergarten child!

  • Straightforward–Ready for Reading lessons are systematic; you and your child will appreciate the daily and weekly rhythm!  Once you’ve learned the method–you’ll only need one page of lesson plans for the entire week!
  • Hands-On–loaded with ideas for making phonics fun and interactive!
  • Organized–the digital download is hyperlinked so that you can easily get to the exact section you need!  You can choose to print everything or only print consumable worksheets, games, and readers as you need them! (Here’s a video to get the curriculum set up!)
  • Value–your family can print to your heart’s content (in both color or black/white)!  Which is great for all those times someone needs an extra page OR when a little sibling wants to join in OR when your next child is ready to learn to read! Older children can continue using the First 100 Fry Sight Word cards and games!
  • Systematic–letters are introduced in a particular order to facilitate reading more quickly.
  • Assessment Forms–keep track of your child’s learning and growth!
  • Expert Tips–helpful teaching tips are shared throughout the curriculum!
  • Games–ideas for fun, engaging games, plus 8 printable games are included!
  • Readers–10 leveled readers are provided and help your child build confidence as a reader!
  • Plus so much more…worksheets, flashcards, alphabet strips, thematic units…240+ total pages.

Is Ready for Reading the Right Level for My Child?

The recommended age is 4-6 years old. It is intended for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten.

Here’s what your child will learn:

  • Recognize and name all letters of the alphabet.
  • Recognize initial consonant and short vowel sounds for all 26 letters of the alphabet.
  • Begin reading words with short vowel letter patterns.
  • Begin reading words with consonant blends.
  • Master 20 sight words. (100 Sight Word Flashcards are included!)
  • Begin making a connection between reading and writing with simple spelling (My First Spelling Book is a special bonus to begin early writing and spelling skills!)

Learn More and Preview a Sample!

Ready for Reading was created by a 15 year homeschool veteran and mom of 6–Jen Merckling.  Before teaching her own kids, Jen taught 2nd grade–she has a passion for teaching little ones to read!  Jen took the best of all she’s learned over the years, and created a family-friendly, fun, and systematic phonics program–designed especially for homeschool families!

Special Offer for My Readers!

Ready for Reading: Level 1 is a complete Pre-K or Kindergarten Reading Curriculum and costs only $37–it includes unlimited digital downloads for your family. But I have a special offer for my readers! Now through 6/15/19, get 20% off when you use my coupon code at checkout and pay only $29.60! Coupon Code: LIFEOFAHOMESCHOOLMOM 

Have so much fun teaching your child to read!

Enter the Giveaway to Win Ready for Reading

2 lucky winners will win their own copies of Ready for Reading! To enter to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. The giveaway period will close on 6/10/19 at11:59pm EST. The winners will be announced via email the following day. Good luck!

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This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. I really like how it takes the prep-work out for us crazy busy moms!!

    1. I like everything that I have seen. It looks like a good complete program.

  2. What a great giveaway!

  3. I love all of the activities this curriculum has to make learning fun!!

  4. I love that everything is so organized and that there are assessments!

  5. I like how it seems like there is little prep. I have other kids I’m teaching as well, plus working from home. As little prep as possible definitely helps me!

  6. I am excited to know that it teaches the letters and sounds instead of having that knowledge as a prerequisite.

  7. I like how the curriculum is complete and I there is no prep work !

  8. I love when a everything you need is in one spot. Learning language arts is so important. What a great tool you have!

  9. I love the games! Everything I have seen seems so well done and like such fun to experience with my little one!!

  10. Looks like a good teaching tool and fun to use! 🙂

  11. I love how everything seems to be included. It’s a pain to have to piece the different elements together and it’s already done here.

  12. I am new to homeschooling so I am excited for such a great and fun guide that helps me not guess on what prep I need to do!

  13. Such a great giveaway!!

  14. this seems like it would be fun

  15. I’m most excited that this is all put together and it looks easy to use!

  16. I sure could use this. Look like what we need.

  17. I like that the lessons are systematic and organize in a way that makes it easy for moms to access them.

  18. Easy to use!

  19. It all looks amazing and well organized!

  20. This curriculum looks like so much fun! It also looks easy to use.

  21. I like the idea of multi-player games that look like they would work for my not-so-advanced 5-year-old and my quite-advanced 3-year-old to play & learn together in a non-threatening way.

  22. I really like the colorful activities. Looking forward to starting with my 3yr old this year!

  23. I especially like the games portion, as it makes learning much more interesting and fun to the kids.

  24. I love how this program seems easy to use for busy moms who are teaching more than one child.

  25. I would enjoy trying this with my 1st grader next year. Thank you!

  26. Teaching my now teens to read was a grueling process as I never found “just the right curriculum. Now that we are adopting a 4 year old, I have the opportunity to do it again and this looks right up my alley!

  27. Love how everything is in one spot and put together for busy moms 😊

  28. I like that it is complete with games and activities an older child could follow thru with!

  29. I love how everything is laid out already!

  30. I like how it’s organized. It’s ready to go and covers so much.

  31. I want a alphabet strip

  32. This looks fantastic! I have no idea even where to start teaching my child to read. This would be incredibly helpful!

  33. I like the sight word cards.

  34. I love the aspect of hands on, low prep work for a reading program.

  35. I like that I don’t have to figure out a curriculum myself – I could just follow a plan!

  36. I love that it first goes through alphabet then adds in a little reading. I know some ages just do letter sounds and keeps reading for the next year. But i have a son who I think this set up would work well for.

  37. I’m excited to share this curriculum with my sister!

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