Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Reading curriculum you say? Who needs a reading curriculum? Here’s the thing, reading goes way beyond just physically reading the words on the page. Reading involves knowing spelling, pronunciation, phrasing, context, plot, and so much more. Reading a book, really reading it and delving in, can take you to new places and teach you new things. The question then becomes, “Is there a homeschooling reading curriculum that can do this?”

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

YES! Yes there is a homeschooling reading curriculum that can take your child deeper and help them find the joy in reading – Apologia’s Readers in Residence homeschool reading curriculum! {Disclosure: I received a copy of Readers in Residence as well as compensation for my time to give an honest review of this product. All opinions expressed here are my own, and I was not required to post a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Homeschool Reading Curriculum

My daughter loved it just by looking at the cover! She said she just LOVED the colors! Now I know you can’t judge a book by a cover, but it does help if the cover hooks them in!

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

Apologia’s Readers in Residence homeschool reading curriculum is designed for kids in grades 4-8. It infuses reading comprehension, literature, and vocabulary into one program, using solid, age appropriate literature.

What’s Inside?

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

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1. Readers in Residence is broken up into 6 different units covering six different books.

There are three assigned books:

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

  • Sarah Plain and Tall
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Because of Winn-Dixie

Then the student gets to choose three of their own from a specified genre like historical fiction or animal fantasy. I LOVE that kids can choose what excites or interests them and use this homeschool reading curriculum to get more out of a book they love! This is also a great way for kids on the older end of this homeschool curriculum to make it more challenging and engaging for themselves!

2. Suggested Daily Schedule

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

There is a completely mapped out daily schedule (based on 4 days a week) in the front of the book. This makes it super easy for kids to be independent, as well as super easy for mom to check on their progress!

3. Specific Task List

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

If your children are anything like mine, you need to keep short accounts with them, and they need a little hand holding sometimes. Readers in Residence not only has the above mentioned Daily Schedule, but within each module there is a very specific, broken down task checklist. This makes it easy for kids to know exactly what they have to complete, and it includes a box for you to put in a grade for each task!

4. Teaching in Context

Apologia's Readers in Residence is an enriching homeschool reading curriculum that takes your child beyond the written word, delving deeper into literature.

I love that this homeschool reading curriculum uses literature to teach concepts in context. This offers a greater level of reliability to what is being taught. This guides kids through things like how to recognize literary elements, decode the meaning of unfamiliar words from context clues, identify and understand figures of speech such as personification, metaphor, and hyperbole, and so much more!

One more thing of note is that Apologia also has a Writers in Residence program. Cool thing… Readers in Residence may be used alone or in conjunction with the Writers in Residence. {See my review of Writers in Residence Volume 1 here  and Writers in Residence Volume 2 here.} Used together the two programs will provide a full year of language arts. We will be using both of them together this year with my 6th grader in our homeschool.  You can see all our 6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices here.

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