As a homeschooling parent I think The Snap Reading Digital Program is the way to go. This guided reading program provides parents and teachers with an academic year-long access to all 130 K-6 books, PLUS interactive ebook versions. Leveled Reading Books written by teachers (fiction and nonfiction combined) centered on a common theme across genres and subjects including history, science and language arts and are designed for small group instruction. Parents and teachers can download, print and distribute the leveled readers, children get individual access to the digital interactive ebook versions (desktops, tablets, Android, iOS, interactive whiteboards), and they can also access a dashboard with data for each child on how they have performed in the comprehension quizzes and word exercises embedded within the interactive ebooks.
Who wouldn’t love to have your lesson plans already laid out for you with interactive learning. As a teacher I was taught a 5-step format for my lesson plans which included my objectives, plans, closing, and reflections. The Teacher Edition Lesson Plan is laid out this way in every Portfolio.
My daughter loves to play on my Android Tablet, and this program comes with an app for learning. All I had to do is tell her she would get to use my tablet and she was ready to begin. Especially when you mention quizzes she would prefer to take her tests/quizzes online or in an interactive form.
I decided to start with the first lesson for a third grader which happened to be about Martin Luther King (MLK). This section comes with three lessons with an overview and objectives for each lesson. Each lesson comes with a passage that you can time for fluency or you can choose to have it read aloud for those students that are auditory learners or struggling.
The next section of the lesson is Building Background Knowledge. I really like this part of the lesson you are able to see a map of important places in MLK’s life. This lesson came with four vocabulary words that are significant to King’s life. First you learn the word, then the definition, and finally the word is used in a sentence. The best part is you have the option to have it read aloud. I’ve noticed that my dialect sometimes hinders my student/s learning in the classroom.
You finish up each lesson with interactive graphic organizers and a fill in the blank section. Any child that needs extra help in reading would greatly benefit from The Snap Reading Digital Program. Homeschoolers and parents can request a trial or buy the program here.