Homeschooling resources can sometimes be a challenge to find. Below is a list of reading resources that can give you some great ideas for your lesson plans. The best part is that these resources are free. Some have printable worksheets to go along with the activities. Many offer games that will help to improve your child’s skills in a certain area. The games are good for days that you want to take a break, or for sick days when you are just too tired to teach.
For young children HubbardsCupboard is a great sight for teaching kids to learn to read. They have printable sight wordbooks that you can print out, and review each week with your child. If they are still learning their alphabet, they have some great lesson plans for that as well. I have found that printing out the teacher versions of the printable books are best.
The Story Place.org
The story place is a digital library for kids. This site really gets kids interested in books. There are plenty of activities to go along with the digital books as well. The library starts at the preschool level. You will find an online story with a matching online activity, a take home activity, and a reading list. You can travel to your local library, and help your children pick up some books that are on the list. If your kids are not excited about reading this is a great way to get them started.
Into the Book
This website is perfect for helping your child develop reading comprehension skills. It is really a great resource for homeschooling parents who like a few tips in helping their children learn. You can go to the teacher section before going to the kids section. You will be able to pick up some great strategies, and even visit a discussion forum for additional tips, and suggestions.
Sight words with Samson
Sight words with Samson is a great website that will help to reinforce your child’s sight word practice. Some kids really enjoy listing to Samson say the word, and then repeat it. You can try this activity once a day after practicing your sight words with your children. Sometimes younger kids like to have a little bit of independence and feel like they are doing the work themselves.
This site offers a great way for your children to click and learn. They can easily learn the alphabet, names of the animals, and even their shapes. There is a nice amount of games and activities for your children to choose from.
Crawford the Cat
Crawford the cat offers a nice variety of homeschooling resources for young kids. They have several books that you can read online with your children. They also have plenty of printable to go along with your lessons. Young preschoolers find this website to be very interesting.
Spelling connections offers some great printable sheets, which will help to reinforce reading skills. The long list of printable worksheets is really a great addition to your homeschool. If you do not want to spend money on a workbook, why not use these to help your child with their spelling words.
Printable worksheets for kindergarten
If it is, free printable worksheets for kindergarten that you desire, than this may be the site for you. I personally like to use this site for Language arts. They have a nice long list of printable items to choose from. There are also printable for other subjects as well.
Super Readers Challenge
This site is really a lot of fun for kids who are just learning about letters, and words. Kids can start by typing in their name, and then they can go on to the reading challenge. This is really a great supplement for your homeschool to reinforce those needed skills.
Young Novelist Workbook
For middle school and high school students this may be a great activity to help them perfect their writing skills. You can print out the workbook, free and challenge your children to get writing. Each year they have novel writing month during November. It does not have to be just during that month that you challenge your children to write. You can write any time during the year.
This site is great to get your kid started in school. They have file folder games, different themes you can follow each week or month. There also have a section for learning centers, circle time, and tons of free printable worksheets that you can use in your home school. They even have awards that you can give to your children.