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I have put together some mostly free resources to help teach your child to read. Of course reading resources are all around you.

The main thing with reading is to show your children that reading can be fun as well as being educational for homeschool. Through books you can give your child the skills needed to find information, you can help your child increase their vocabulary. No homeschool is complete without homeschool reading materials. Books bring your children greater language skills.

Make sure that you use reading activities and games as part of your child's reading experience as you homeschool.

Here are some links for you:

ALPHABET RESOURCES for homeschool reading.

The Peter Pan Alphabet By Oliver Herford. This as an amusing alphabet book based on the adventures of Peter Pan.

Picture ABC book by various authors. The book has some lovely illustrations and is hosted at is a great site with fun activities for teaching the alphabet ready for reading.

The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds a book of the alphabet by unknown authors. Each letter is linked to a type of bird. From

The Farmyard Alphabet Each letter is a farmyard animal, lovely illustrations. From

PHONICS for homeschool

How to teach phonics is a book that will help you to understand how to teach your child their phonics. This book is a comprehensive method for teaching your family to read. From

Word MasteryA Course in Phonics for the First Three Grades by FLORENCE AKIN. A great book for gradually building phonics so that children can put sounds together to make words. From

This book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is brilliant. You can purchase it from amazon where it has over 400 positive reviews. has some phonics worksheets for you to download and use has some songs for you to sing with your children to teach phonics.

Reading Made Easy with Blend Phonics for First Grade is a book with lesson plans and teachers guide by Hazel Logan Loring

Through the Phonics Barrier Student Manual by Sibyl Terman and Charles Child Walcutt A Self-teaching Audio-Visual Approach to Reading Improvement. This student manual has to be my favorite ebook on teaching phonics. You can access the cd and full step by step instructions at is a step by step course to teaching phonics, reading and writing. Very good.

PRIMERS - for homeschool reading

McGUFFEY'S ECLECTIC PRIMER. A 75 page book on teaching reading and spelling has a book called step by step primer which you can downlod as a pdf or read online. By Elizabeth Burnz in 1892

Aunt Mary's Primer has a book called READING-LITERATURE: The Primer by Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free. There are 9 stories that can be read online.

GRADED READERS -for homeschool

McGuffey's Eclectic Primer Words of only two or three letters are used in the first lessons. Longer and more difficult ones are gradually introduced as the pupil gains aptness in the mastery of words.
A proper gradation has been carefully preserved. All new words are placed at the head of each lesson, to be learned before the lesson is read.
Their number in the early lessons is very small, thus making the first steps easy. All words in these vocabularies are used in the text immediately following.

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader Each lesson begins with vocabulary words, followed by the description of a picture (if any) related to the lesson's reading exercise. The lesson then consists of printed text for reading and sometimes script (handwriting) for reading or copying great for homeschool learning.


McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader The plan of this Reader is a continuation and extension of that pursued in the First Reader

The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett In the "Beacon Second Reader" the author has chosen for his stories only those of recognized literary merit; and while it has been necessary to rearrange and sometimes rewrite them for the purpose of simplification, yet he has endeavored to retain the spirit which has served to endear these ancient tales to the children of all ages. The fairy story appeals particularly to children who are in the second school year

McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader Spelling exercises are continued through the first half of the THIRD READER. These exercises, with those furnished in the two lower books, are exhaustive of the words employed in the reading lessons.

Words are not repeated in the vocabularies. In the latter half of the book, definitions are introduced

McGuffey's Third Eclectic ReaderPunctuation marks, Articulation, Accent and Inflection are included in this reader.

McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader

De La Salle Fifth Reader by Brothers of the Christian Schools. 70 or more stories with language excercises

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