Disclosure: I received free curriculum for review purposes and am being compensated for my time. I am not required to give a positive review. As always, I am sharing my honest opinion with you.
Do you have a child who loves workbooks? I do! My youngest has enjoyed filling in colorful pages since she was little bitty. I would buy her workbooks from the dollar store when she was a toddler so she could do “school” like her older siblings.
I have to admit that I am a bit of a workbook fan myself, but I try to limit the use of them in our home because so many of them are just busywork. That is not the case with the Reading Eggs Essential Reading Skills Workbooks. They cover one important reading skill each day in lessons that only take about 15 minutes.
Before I tell you all about the content of these workbooks, let’s just stop and talk about how lovely they are for a minute. These are no dollar store workbooks! The paper is thick and filled with colorful images, and the heavy-duty cover can stand up to daily use.
You are probably familiar with the popular Reading Eggs site, a multi-award winning online reading program for children aged 2–13. It was the catalyst that took my daughter from a struggling reader to a fluent one a couple of years ago. Something just clicked as she played the fun reading games!
The Essential Skills Workbooks are a companion to that website. This curriculum covers reading comprehension, spelling, and grammar – 200 reading skills in each level!
Each of the short daily lessons focuses on one essential skill. Here are a few of the skills covered in the 4th grade book:
- Main Idea
- Analyzing Character Actions
- Making Inferences
- Parts of Speech
Reading Skills the Easy Way
I’m going to get real here and share something that maybe you feel too, but don’t have the courage to say out loud:
I DON’T WANT TO SPEND A HUGE CHUNK OF TIME ON GRAMMAR AND READING SKILLS!
Yes, they are super important … but a little can go a long way. I love how these lessons are simple while still providing lots of depth.
Some of them are also a bit quirky. The fictional stories for the comprehension lessons are pretty twaddle-y (in case that is important to you). We tend to stay away from silly literature when it comes to schoolwork, but I’m willing to give that a pass for these short lessons because I would rather hear giggles than groans. 😉
You might also want to check out the Essential Math Skills Workbooks.They are available for K through 2nd.
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Sign up for a 4 Week FREE Reading Eggs trial to see if it is right for your child. You will get access to all of these programs: Reading Eggs Junior (2-4 yrs), Reading Eggs (4-7 yrs), Reading Eggspress (7-13 yrs), and Mathseeds (3-9 yrs). (Hello, math drills!) Offer expires 10/17/2018.
I also have a coupon that will save you 10% off of the Essential Reading Skills companion workbooks. Use code WK10AGZ5SPP at checkout. Expires 10/15/2018.
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