Spell By Color

An inexpensive, rule-based spelling program. You can get the first year for free and find out if it works for you family. It's not a very exciting-looking resource, but the logical, simple approach could work very well for many kids.

Go Phonics

This complete phonics and reading curriculum uses the multi-sensory, Orton-Gillingham approach, which is often effective for students with dyslexia. The packages available are pricey, but would cover about 3 years of learning. You can also purchase items separately if you'd like to try it out before investing in the complete package.

Heidi Songs

This company provides learning songs for pre-school and primary levels, with printable resources to accompany them. The songs are available on CD's, DVD's and online videos. They cover phonics, reading, math, and other early learning concepts. Great for kinetic and auditory learners.

3 Clicks Spelling

This is a great, free, online tool for finding the spelling of most words. You choose the beginning and ending sounds and number of syllables, and the system gives you possible word matches. The purpose is to allow students who struggle with spelling to use words in writing they may otherwise avoid (since they're difficult to spell.) There are also a few links for activities and games to help with spelling.

Oxford Owl

This site from Oxford University Press has free ebooks and storytelling videos for elementary level students. There are also some great assessment tools for reading and writing, and some useful printable worksheets and activities. 

CNK Digital

This is the company that created Looney Tunes Phonics, ClickN Read Phonics, and ClickN Spell. There are online and app editions available of these and other learning games. You can get a discount through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Grammar Galaxy

A language arts curriculum for elementary level. There are currently two levels for beginning readers, with more planned to cover up to 6th grade level. Does not include reading or phonics instruction. Available in print or digital format.


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