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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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and students use K5.

Online Sight Word Activities

Sample lesson - Grade 2: basic sight words.  Play the Power Up game and practice sight words with Bo and Galexis.

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Grade 2: basic sight words.  Play the Power Up game and practice sight words with Bo and Galexis.

K5 improves reading fluency

Our online sight word activities are designed to help kids in kindergarten through grade 3 learn common sight words.  

Sight words are high frequency and/or irregularly spelled words. Fluent readers recognize sight words instantly, without ‘sounding them out’.

Sight words are an essential building block

A vast amount of research promotes learning sight words as one of the building blocks of learning to read.

Half of the words kids see are sight words

Amazingly, the most common 100 words comprise almost half of all the words we read. By automatically recognizing sight words, kids will quickly be able to read over half of the words they encounter.

Dolch, Fry and more

Our online sight word activities include words from the Dolch and Fry word lists as well as other kindergaten to grade 3 appropriate vocabulary lists. 

‘Timed’ lessons to build ‘quick’ recognition

We use time sensitive visual animations to encourage students to recognize sight words quickly. The lessons are visually rich and fully audio supported with immediate feedback and positive reinforcement to keep your child captivated.

135 sight word activities

  • cloze (missing word) sentences
  • sound and word matching
  • puzzles
  • story centered fill-in-the-blanks

Phonics and whole words

There is much debate between proponents of phonics and ‘whole word’ methodologies of teaching reading. We believe that a combination of approaches work best. As such, K5 Reading includes, in addition to sight words, an extensive phonics program.

We place your child at the right instruction level

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

What is K5?

K5 Learning is an online reading and math enrichment program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5.  Kids work at their own level and their own pace through over 3,000 interactive lessons.

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.

Free trial

K5 Learning offers a 14-day free trial. As part of the free trial, your child will receive free reading and math assessments.

Did you know?  Edward William Dolch, PhD, revolutionized the teaching of reading in the 1940s by showing that children who can recognize a core group of words by sight could learn to read much easier.  About 10 years later, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (one of K5’s education partners) commissioned Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss) to write a children’s book using only about 200 words that kids should know from school.  81% of the words in Geisel’s timeless The Cat in the Hat are from the Dolch word list.Did you know?

Edward William Dolch, PhD, revolutionized the teaching of reading in the 1940s by showing that children who can recognize a core group of words by sight could learn to read much easier.

About 10 years later, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (one of K5’s education partners) commissioned Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss) to write a children’s book using only about 200 words that kids should know from school.

81% of the words in Geisel’s timeless The Cat in the Hat are from the Dolch word list.

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