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Video Tour of K5 Learning's Reading and Math Enrichment Program

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Video Tour of K5 Learning's Reading and Math Enrichment Program

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K5 Reading

Sample Lesson:  Grade 5: reading comprehension. Use context clues to help Jermaine solve the mystery of the missing hat.

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Grade 5: reading comprehension. Use context clues to help Jermaine solve the mystery of the missing hat.

An award-winning online reading program for kids

Young kids learn to read; for the rest of their lives, they read to learn. We want every child to become a great reader.

Our online reading program will help build your child’s confidence and love of reading.

Research-based reading activities

Our online reading curriculum is based on instructional guidelines laid out by the National Reading Panel, and on best practices employed by teachers and reading specialists. Our reading program includes over 1,500 tutorials and activities.

5 key reading skills

Our kindergarten through grade 5 online reading curriculum covers 5 key skill areas:

Phonemic Awareness – identifying and working with individual sounds in spoken words.

Phonics – understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds.

Sight Words – recognizing high frequency words to increase reading fluency.

Vocabulary - expansion of vocabulary and construction of meaningfrom a word's context.

Reading Comprehension – developing a variety of reading strategies with the larger goal of strong comprehension.

Online reading lessons personalized for your child

We recommend that students complete our free online reading assessment.  Each child is then placed at an appropriate level of instruction in each skill area.

Kids work at their skill level, not grade levelEncouraging Johnny to read: - Read together for 15 minutes a day, - Show him that you love reading, - Leave magazines and books out, - Make regular trips to the library.

Lessons that are too easy are boring.  Lessons that are too hard are frustrating.  We place students according to their skills, not their grade levels.  A child may be placed at an early grade 3 level in phonics and a mid-grade 1 level in vocabulary, or vice versa.  Our Guide to Reading Levels summarizes the material taught at each level.

Kids work independently

K5 minimizes the burden on parents. Point and click interfaces and repeated spoken instructions allow kids as young as 4 to use K5 Reading independently.

Kids don’t watch, they interact

The lessons are highly interactive, continually prompting the student to respond. This is critical in maintaining children’s focus and generating positive learning outcomes.

Lesson sequence is controlled

Reading lessons are automatically chosen by the system.  Kids cannot choose lessons at an inappropriate level or continue to repeat ‘fun’ lessons that they have already mastered.

Full instruction, not just quizzes

All of our lessons start with an interactive tutorial so kids can learn new materials, not just practice what they have learned elsewhere. Tutorials are followed by practice sessions and finally a quiz.

Real world themes keep kids engaged

K5 Reading lessons are 100% online and animated with fun ‘role model’ characters and real world themes. After completing a lesson, kids move on to a new theme in a different skill area.

Feedback is immediate

K5 Reading lets your child know right away when they get something right or wrong. Kids remember better and are more motivated when they receive immediate feedback.

Interactivity + feedback = big advantage

The interactivity and immediate feedback of K5 Reading creates a learning platform with big advantages over traditional worksheets, workbooks and quizzing software.K5 Learning: online reading and math afterschool program

Bite-sized lessons provide flexibility

Lessons are broken into 5-10 minute segments so that study sessions can be short and flexible. Kids learn better with short but frequent study sessions.

Parents get reports

Parents can access comprehensive reports on their child’s progress at any time.

What is K5?

K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of over 3,000 online tutorials and activities.

Designed principally for after school study and summer study, K5 is also used by homeschoolers, special needs and gifted kids. K5 helps your children build good study habits and excel in school. 

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K5 Learning offers a 14-day free trial of its complete program. The free trial includes optional free reading and math assessments.

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