The Best Homeschool Reading Curriculum for Reluctant Readers

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Inside: The best homeschool reading curriculum for reluctant readers gives them hilarious and engaging stories they can read right from the start.

When your first child is an early and natural reader, your second child is automatically set up for very unfortunate, unrealistic expectations. If he doesn’t start reading right before his fifth birthday, you (or your husband, in my case) panic! You start scrambling for the best homeschool reading curriculum that guarantees it can turn a reluctant reader into a voracious one.

For the reluctant reader, many popular homeschool reading curriculums just don’t work. They all fail to provide the one thing that reluctant readers need most.

But there’s hope! I’m going to tell you about the best homeschool reading curriculum for reluctant readers – so simple, but so effective – that you’ve probably never heard of (you can thank me later!).

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How to Choose the Perfect Read-Aloud by asking just One Question

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Choosing the perfect read-aloud can feel like an awful guessing game. You do your research, get all the best reading treasuries, and listen to “the experts” who give you extensive lists of all the books you should read to your kids.

Some are great, but some of them are dreadful flops. They bore you, for heaven’s sake! No wonder your 7 year-old is yawning and distracted. You can forget having that meaningful conversation and connection you dreamed about.

Still, you persevere with your list, determined to finish every single one just because you should. Can I tell you something? My year started with that same fierce determination, but multiple “just ok” books later, I realized something had to change. I wanted to inspire my child to love reading and build meaningful connections that lasted.

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5 Ways We Teach Language Arts without a Curriculum

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You don’t need an expensive curriculum to teach Language Arts in your homeschool.

When I first started homeschooling, I was so tempted to purchase a curriculum called All About Reading and All About Spelling to teach Language Arts. Each level cost more than $160 combined!

With four levels each (this didn’t even include handwriting or writing!), I would have spent more than $600, and that’s just for one kid.

As we’ve settled into relaxed homeschooling and minimalist homeschooling as our primary styles, I’ve found several natural ways to incorporate learning into our daily lives. Learning can be so much fun, especially at the elementary school level. Why choose boring and tedious curriculum, when you can accomplish the same goals with simple, natural and fun methods?

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