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Reading Curriculums

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Reading curriculums differ from each other in terms of their approach to teaching kids how to read. Some focus on mastering phonics, while others focus on ‘sight reading,’ which involves memorizing whole words. The sight reading method, however, has been criticized by some educationists. Among the phonics-based reading curriculums, too, there are differences. Some have colorful textbooks with many pictures, while others are simple and come only in black and white.

Parents should choose the curriculum for reading based on the kind of instruction they want to give their child. Parents should remember that the reading curriculum chosen for homeschooling or by the children’s school is not binding.

There are plenty of reading worksheets and activities that parents can choose from Jumpstart. A good reading game can be of great use to a child who is just learning to read.

Reading Worksheets for Kindergarten

Find the Rhyme

Draw a Rhyme

Months’ Match-Up

Coloring Fun

Crayon Colors

Sorry, Wrong Sound

What’s the Sound?

Reading Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Digraph Bubbles

Amazing Blends

Locked Out

Trapping the Robbers: Adjectives

Trapping the Robbers: Word Meanings

Trapping the Robbers: Writing a Story

Trapping the Robbers: Scrambled Sentences

Test Your Word Power – III

Test Your Word Power – IV

Bingo the Storyteller

Dingo Tale

Getalong Gets Better

Getalong Gets Better: Word Meanings

Getalong Gets Better: Riddle Time

Getalong Gets Better: Word Quiz

Test Your Word Power – V

Test Your Word Power – VI

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Usage

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Word Meanings

Fearless Fox and the Lion: Jungle Trek

Fearless Fox and the Lion: The Adventure

What’s the Good Verb? – I

What’s the Good Verb? – II

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Usage

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Word Meanings

A Day in the Life of Fearless: Scrambled Sentences

A Day in the Life of Fearless: What’s it Like?

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Usage

Increase Your Verb Power: Word Meanings

Increase Your Verb Power: Similar or Opposite?

Increase Your Verb Power: Analogies

Fearless Does It Again: The Jumbo Trap

Fearless Does It Again: Word Meanings

Fearless Does It Again: Finding the Lost City

Fearless Does It Again: Analogies

Reading Activities

Activities for Practicing Alphabetical Order

Activities for Practicing Parts of Speech

How to encourage kids to read

Learning Letters

Lunchbox Notes: A fun way to promote reading

Reaching for Reading

Spelling Activities

Practicing Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms

Rhyme Time

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Curriculum for kids

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Choosing a curriculum is never an easy task. The curriculum that a teacher decides to follow depends on the students, their personalities and interests, the teacher, the teaching style of the teacher, the price of the curriculum and the needs of the students and the teacher, to name a few important factors.

What makes the choice even more difficult is the number of curriculums available to choose from. Some curriculums may follow international standards, some may follow national standards, and still others may follow state standards. Some curriculums may focus on the subject matter only, while others may include lots of activities and/or extra-curricular material to capture and retain the student’s interest.

Choosing the right curriculum for students is one of the first things that a homeschooling parent must do. While some parents may wish to design a curriculum from scratch, most prefer to choose from the many ready-made curriculums that are available for all subjects and grades.

See all Jumpstart curriculums on various subjects and for different grades: