Saturday, February 23, 2013

Reading Horizons Discovery K-3 review



I have featured a review for Reading Horizons v5 Reading Software before when I wrote “The Difference Reading Horizons Makes” for our use with my 10 year old daughter.

I’m coming with another Reading Horizons product that I’m equally as excited about!
New Discovery At-Home program was used with my 7 year old son. There were some reading skills that I really wanted to focus on with him, and this program seemed to be a good fit.

We’ve tried a couple other reading programs but didn’t take off like we’d hoped.

Although I got really excited about Discovery, my son wasn’t as enthused. I sat down with the curriculum to fine-comb it to make sure I wasn’t missing anything that I needed to do in order to teach him the material.

Alas, it wasn’t a great fit for him. This is a case where “mom really likes it, but the kid…not so much”.

I still shout out that the program is wonderfully put together.

I really like all of the components of Discovery k-3. The Teacher’s Manuals are broken down into 6 chapters; cutting down on bulkiness and sectioning the lessons nicely. The pre-printed Wall Posters makes referring to sounds and recognition convenient.

What I liked most…okay, there are two things that were my favorites: the Enrichment CD-ROM and the Little Books.




About the Kit:

“It is especially designed for homeschool use and is an essential part of any effective reading curriculum. It teaches essential skills in a simple, structured approach that reaches all learning styles, offering flexibility and control for the instructor.” –Reading Horizons

What’s Included?:

  • Teacher’s Manual (six volumes divided by chapter for grades 1-3; two volumes for Kindergarten) – scripted material to help you teach your child through direct instruction
  • 132 Transfer Cards to help students practice and reinforce decoding skills
  • Six Wall Posters for student reference
  • Games Supplement includes high-engagement, differentiated activities for each lesson
  • Little Books sample set (five little little books) help a students transfer decoding skills to connected text
For more information and pricing, follow this link to the New Discovery At-Home program page.



While you’re still here, I invite you to take advantage of some other helpful and free resources that Reading Horizons has to offer. You may find something here that makes you have an “aha” moment in unlocking your child’s reading potential.

Parent Phonics Training
Assessments
Reading Horizons At-Home Webinar
Reading Corner Blog

Visit Reading Horizons on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Living With Sword and Coffee,
Kela

Disclaimer: I received these products for review for free. My review is my honest opinion.
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