Top 100 Educational Websites – Reading and WritingJanuary 11, 2017
Every year, Homeschool.com publishes our Top 100 Educational Websites – and guess what? Our 2017 list published this week! Below, we’ve included just some of the companies that made the Top 100 list. These companies offer products that help your kids conquer :
READING, READING COMPREHENSION, WRITING, SPELLING & GRAMMAR
Bethlehem Books – www.bethlehembooks.com
Bethlehem Books is a small, home grown publishing company dedicated to putting good literature into children’s hands by re-printing quality books from the earlier part of the 20th century. They publish historical fiction, adventure tales, biographies, and family stories, all of which help children and young adults expand their imagination and understand the past.
Clear Water Press provides quality Language Arts and writing materials. Their One Year Adventure Novel curriculum guides students (grades 8–12) step by step through the process of writing a fully structured novel in one school year. Cover Story takes middle school students – 6th through 9th grade – through the process of creating the content for their own magazine. Video-based and self-directed, both are ideal for home school families and for co-ops. To get a free demo DVD, click here.
Easy Grammar Systems – www.easygrammar.com
Easy Grammar Systems offers the Easy Grammar series (Grades 2 – Plus), the Daily GRAMS series (Grades 3 – 7), and the Easy Grammar Ultimate Series (Grades 8 – 12+). Sample pages and Scope & Sequence are available.
Institute for Excellence in Writing – www.IEW.com
The Institute for Excellence in Writing offers methods of teaching listening, reading, writing, speaking, and thinking for students K-12. Providing both structure and style, IEW empowers students with the confidence to communicate without struggling.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes – www.lindamoodbell.com
Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension. In addition, they have recently started the Lindamood-Bell Academy which offers research-validated process- and content-based instruction, as well as flexibility in scheduling and course offerings.
Reading Kingdom – www.ReadingKingdom.com
Reading Kingdom is an online program that teaches children 4-10 to read and write with comprehension at a 3rd grade level in only 12-18 months. The program is based on the research of Dr. Marion Blank, one of the world’s top experts in literacy. It is the only program that uses Dr. Blank’s Six Skill Integrated Method that teaches all key six written language skills in an integrated fashion so that they complement and reinforce each other. The website offers a 30 day free trial.
Spelling You See – http://spellingyousee.com
A unique spelling program that follows stages of language development and exhibits a linguistic understanding of how students learn to spell,. while also providing meaningful context for learning spelling (no more “spelling lists”).
Ivy Town Educators/ReadingCare helps students comprehend nonfiction writing. This is accomplished by providing students with daily nonfiction passages, detailed tutorial notes, pertinent vocabulary, a reading comprehension quiz, etc. It’s geared towards students in 6th -12th Grade. Free trials are available.
Ivy Town also offers WritingCare.com, a comprehensive online tutoring program – all ages and all needs.
Time4Writing – www.time4writing.com
Time4Writing is the low-stress answer to writing instruction in your homeschool. Their 8-week elementary, middle, and high school level writing courses are available online and include certified writing teachers who provide constructive feedback on students’ assignments.
VocabularySpellingCity – www.spellingcity.com
VocabularySpellingCity, is a game-based website and app for K-12 students which helps build vocabulary, spelling, phonics and writing skills through the use of engaging games and activities. Use spelling games for free, or upgrade to premium for vocabulary, phonics, writing, and language arts. Premium membership costs $29.99/year for up to five children.