FREE Reading Fiction Graphic Organizers


These fiction graphic organizers are great tools for providing your students opportunities to work on fiction reading comprehension. This freebie includes 4 graphic organizers to help with reading fiction. The 4 Fiction Graphic Organizers includes character topics of Setting: Visualize It!, Character Mind Takeover: “In_________’s Shoes”, Analyze Character: Traits, Actions, Motivations & Feelings, and Dialogue: Making Character Inferences. […]

FREE Reading Comprehension Strategies for Kids

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Explore these nine reading comprehension strategies to help your child learn and grow as a reader. Teaching reading comprehension can be super hard if your child is a struggling reader. Comprehension is a combination of reading, thinking, and reasoning. It isn’t simple to teach this at times and it isn’t easy to teach for children who learn differently or […]

FREE Printables and Learning Activities


If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop of free printables for your homeschool, be sure to check out loads of resources from The Reading Mama. All the freebies are sorted by subject and skill, so you can find them easily. Some of the subjects include letters and letter sounds, reading readiness, math, phonics, handwriting, science and social studies, poetry […]

FREE Printable Sight Words Flash Cards


These sight words flash cards will help your homeschool students to memorize a few of the most often appearing words. These flash cards will help begin the process of putting sentences together. These are some of the most common sight words, and they are perfect to begin at preschool level. However, they are also great for 5 – […]

FREE Printable Comprehension Book List


Use this free printable comprehension book list to find some books for working on comprehension strategies or skills with your learners. Once my son started reading, I quickly understood that although he was reading the words, he didn’t quite get what he was reading about. Once I he started reading more fluently, I knew it was time […]

Free Booklist: 107 Books to Read Before Age 7


Curating an excellent collection of books for our families can be quite the task when you take everything into consideration like age appropriate content, beautiful illustrations, excellent vocabulary, the moral value of the story, and the interest level. Because there are literally MILLIONS of books to choose from- how do we know which ones are the […]

7 Book Report Alternatives to Get Kids Excited

7 Book Report Alternatives to Keep Kids Excited

This is a guest post by by Katie Hornor from When it comes to reading comprehension, written book reports are often the most common evaluation method. Depending on your child’s learning style, book reports can be one of the most dreaded assignments and one of the reasons many kids hate to read. If you want […]

25 FREE CVC Words Activities and Printables

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Whether you’re teaching preschoolers, kindergarteners, or first graders, use these free word activities and printables to teach consonant, vowel and consonant (CVC) in your homeschool. These hands-on activities, worksheets, and games will provide learning opportunities all year round and give your young child endless hours of practice. Knowing CVC is important for your loved one’s beginning […]

What is Narration and How Does It Work?


Using narration in your homeschool is a wonderful evaluation tool for reading; which requires much thinking and assimilating on the student’s part. Understanding what narration is and how it works can give you a better grasp of its importance. Having your homeschoolers telling back, in their own words, what you read or heard tells volumes […]