Reading Kingdom was created for ages 4 - 10 and for students who have not yet started to read up to those who have and even for those still struggling to read fluently. The program teaches six skills to help teach reading without the need for memorizing a huge amount of rules. These skills include, sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar and comprehension, and incorporate phonics learning alongside whole language to help with both reading and writing.
At first your child takes a reading Skills Survey which helps customize the program for your child. They do not have to start at the beginning and move on from there. Instead they use this survey to assess where they should be and places the child at the right level for their particular reading skill level. It skips over areas a child shows they know already. At the end of five levels there is a Progress Check to assess if the skills have been mastered in reading and writing. If they pass they move forward, if not they will get a set of review activities to help bring the student to the current level.
There are also emails that come to the parent which report where your student is and if your child needs additional attention to an area they put that in the report as well. You can also log in to the program and see how your student is doing. If you want to read more about the inner working of the program I encourage you to go here -- it goes into much more detail then I could do it justice.
So we have been using this program with my 3rd grader and then also my struggling reader who is in 6/7th grade and they have really enjoyed this program and with them both at different places within the program they can see where each of them are at on the Dashboard.
|The Dashboard you see when you first log on.|
|Passport for every 20,000 points with a little "reward"|
Reading Kingdom throughout the summer and I'm certain I will see more improvement, especially for my son. There is another program called ASD Reading by this same company and I encourage you to check out the reviews for both programs by clicking the link below. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.