Have you ever been to The Crafty Classroom website? Have you seen the amazing products available there, like the Learning to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook and the R.E.A.D. Review Pack? There are LOADS of other great things there too.
First, let me say how much I love The Crafty Classroom and the amazing products there. You can seriously spend hours just looking through all the good things to use in your homeschooling. Curriculum for all ages. It’s good stuff, y’all. Check it out!
I’m planning to grab the Alphabet Curriculum Notebook pretty soon for Jackson. This is a 26 week curriculum that I think will be amazing for him to work on his letters with. And for $15, it’s a steal!!
For this review though, we were given a PDF copy of the Learning to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook, along with the R.E.A.D. Review Pack. These two products really made me fall in love with The Crafty Classroom. They are a complete reading curriculum for young students and they are packed with fun!
The Learning to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook is 798 pages long. This curriculum doesn’t cover the alphabet. That’s covered in the awesome Alphabet Curriculum Notebook. This Notebook concentrates on learning to read by providing a different word family each week with awesome activities that go along with it. Students also cover sight words that are easily recognized.
The week begins with a great brightly colored image that can be printed of the word family you’ll be working on. In the beginning of the file, you’ll find a Daily Warm-Up sheet. I chose to laminate this for Jack and Laycie. It has space for their first and last name, a clock to use hands to mark the time, as well as an analog box for learning to write the time. It has a place for temperature and weather for the day. There’s a calendar to make the month, day and year, as well as the day of the week. It’s a great little start up for each day.
The first sheet of learning provides the word family word underlined with an arrow that instructs you to follow the sounds to learn the word. Am is the first word so you would start with the “A” sound and follow through with the ‘M” sound to teach your child to say the word. This is quick and fun to do with your child to enforce learning to read.
The next part of the lesson jumps right into writing by putting a letter in front of “am” for your child to learn to relate words through rhyming. This begins your lesson in learning about words that are similar and helps your child with spelling. It’s great fun for your little one.
There are also printable cards for learning. These can be printed on cardstock or paper and laminated as well. They allow the child to see rhyming words as well as some sight words. These are a great way to learn to recognize words in print.
There are sounding out and matching activities to help reinforce what your child is learning. There are also grammar activities included in this curriculum which teach noun, verbs and other important grammar along with learning to read. There are so many activities that your child will love learning with like mine have.
The R.E.A.D. Review Pack is really awesome as well. This pack contains handy little readers that you print and staple together for your child to reinforce what they are learning in their Learning to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook. These are easy to make and use with your little ones.
I used these two items with Jack and Laycie who are both at different places in learning to read but both LOVE fun activities on worksheets for reading. There were so many activities to make this last all week for them. They looked forward to the daily lessons and enjoyed doing it together. Jack still needs some alphabet work but we will be working on that soon.
You can purchase the Learning to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook and the R.E.A.D. Review Pack from The Crafty Classroom. The notebook pack is $25 and the review pack is $15. Both are priced incredibly low for the content they provide.
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