Reading can be a tricky subject in homeschooling, especially at the elementary level. Kids progress at different levels at different ages and stages. As a homeschool mom who is trying to provide a quality at-home education, you may feel confused or unsure as far as where your child “should” be in terms of their reading level. You may also wonder how in the world you will ever be able to afford all of the books and elementary literature guides!
You want to meet your child where they are and help them enjoy the learning process. You also want to make sure that they are learning what they need to advance in their education.
Disclaimer: I received three elementary literature guides from 7Sisters Homeschool for free to use and review. All opinions are honest and a positive review was not required.
How do you know what books to include in your homeschool elementary reading? What types of questions or activities do you use to ensure that your child is actually comprehending what is being read?
I completely understand the overwhelm that comes with trying to find affordable elementary literature guides for homeschooling. With five boys to homeschool, I have looked into all sorts of homeschool approaches and curricula while trying to stay within our tiny homeschool budget.
It’s tough but doable. You CAN provide your kids with a quality education at home while staying within your budget. I’m thrilled to share our experiences with 7Sisters Homeschool Elementary Literature Guides and how they are helping us rock our homeschool
Why Elementary Literature Guides Can Help You as a Homeschooler
Wondering why you might even need elementary literature guides? The stories are usually simple with easy-to-understand vocabulary and plots. Surely, you can figure out how to teach your kids about elementary-level books?
I agree. You absolutely can. But, if you are like me, you are busy. And don’t have a lot of time to read ahead and prepare lessons, no matter how easy they may seem.
These elementary literature guides from 7Sisters Homeschool can help you save time, money, and your sanity. All priceless things when it comes to homeschooling.
You want to enjoy your homeschool experience, right? You want to have special moments with your kids inside and outside of your homeschool. Time for preparing and planning elementary reading lessons can now be used to relax and have fun!
7Sisters Elementary Literature Guides for Your Homeschool
These elementary literature guides provide you with all that you need (minus the book!) for an effective and affordable reading experience with your kids. Each literature guide comes in a PDF format that you can download and print. Extremely awesome if you have more than one child who will be reading these books now or in the future!
For example, the first elementary literature guide that we used in our homeschool was for Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. The printable pack, recommended for use for end of 2nd grade/beginning of 3rd grade, included:
- cover sheet
- letter to parents on how to effectively use this literature guide
- synopsis of the story
- activities for story elements, sorting (setting and phonics), and vocabulary
- Roll’em & Read’em, a fun game to practice spelling words
- comprehension skills
Smiley (8) is a great reader but tends to dawdle. His homeschool reading can feel like it lasts forever! Smiley was excited to start Freckle Juice and enjoyed using this printable pack. He didn’t fight me one time on completing this work-a feat unto itself!
I counted the total number of pages and divided them into realistic portions to tackle each day. Smiley never felt overwhelmed by the amount of reading or written work. His only complaint was that his two younger brothers, Bear and Xman, wanted to join in on the learning fun 😉 (Smiley is at that age where he wants to have some independent work. He graciously read the book to his brothers.
I loved how easy it was to use these elementary literature guides. I just downloaded, printed, and got started. Bada bing, bada boom!
Best part: these elementary literature guides are super affordable! $3.99 for an entire printable pack of easy-to-use and engaging activities for your elementary readers.
7Sisters Homeschool has several elementary literature guides for you to choose from. A few of the guides that we plan on using for this upcoming homeschool year include Literature Activity Guide for The Whales’ Song , The Reason for a Flower, and If You Made a Million!.
Which 7Sister Homeschool Elementary Literature Guide most interests you?