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K5 Intro Video

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

Watch the Intro Video on our online reading and math program.


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

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Phonemic Awareness

Sample lesson - Kindergarten: phonemic awareness.  Create a rap song in Ms. Sharpe's class and learn about rhyming.

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Kindergarten: phonemic awareness.  Create a rap song in Ms. Sharpe's class and learn about rhyming.

K5 gets serious about sounds with its online phonemic awareness activities

Phonemic awareness is an understanding that words are composed of discrete sounds.

In our lessons, kids learn to identify, think about and work with individual sounds in spoken words.

Phonemic awareness is 100% auditory and does not involve written letters.  Phonics connects sounds to written letters.

Without phonemic awareness, phonics makes little sense

If a child cannot hear that "book" and "ball" begin with the same sound or cannot blend the sounds /f – u – n/ into the word "fun", he or she will not be able to connect sounds to letters. Awareness of discreet sounds is essential to learning to read.

Phonemic awareness lessons and activities

K5 Learning: online reading and math afterschool program

In our phonemic awareness lessons, kids, including preschoolers and kindergarten students, learn to:

  • recognize individual sounds in a word
  • identify the same sounds in different words
  • recognize which word in a set of three or four words has the “odd” sound
  • listen to a sequence of separately spoken phonemes, then combine the phonemes to form a word
  • break a word into its separate sounds
  • recognize the word that remains when a phoneme is removed from another word
  • make a new word by adding a phoneme to an existing word
  • substitute one phoneme for another to make a new work

We place your child at the right instruction level

K5 kids start by completing an online reading assessment, including an assessment of their phonemic awareness.  Kids are then placed in phonemic awareness lessons at their skill level, avoiding the boredom and frustration associated with lessons that are too easy or too hard.

Interactivity + immediate feedback = effective learning

Our online lessons are visually rich and highly interactive.  Animated ‘role model’ characters provide immediate feedback and positive reinforcement to provide a highly effective learning experience for your child.

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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