Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
We often receive subscriptions to online programs through the Homeschool Review Crew. Recently we received access to Story Smarts from Reading Kingdom. Story Smarts is an online reading comprehension program. It features thirty stories and lessons.
The program is designed to building comprehension skills such as reading competence and the ability to summarize stories in a concise and direct way. Stories advance from simple to complex as children move through the program.
Story Smarts is suitable for ages 6- 10. It can be used for older students who might need extra reading comprehension help. You can complete an online assessment before committing to the program to see if it is a good fit for your child.
The program is very repetitive…. Which is a good thing, but my daughter got really bored with it. She is nine and a great reader and really attentive to details… so this might not actually be a program that she needs. It was hard to convince her to keep going past the first couple of stories. The program contains short stories that children can either listen to or read, followed by comprehensive questions. The questions cover things like sequence of events and the main idea.
Story Smarts from Reading Kingdom is a great program for not only building reading/ phonics skills, but also teaching comprehension. The way the program is set up helps children see, hear, and remember what they have read. Even as an adult, I often find myself getting to the end of a page and realizing that I have no idea what I’ve just read! Story Smarts gives kids the tools they need to recognize and retain the information needed to comprehend what is happening in the story. Reading success is essential for kids. What a privilege we have to be able to give them the gift of reading! Reading Kingdom and Story Smarts helps kids in their journey to being confident and competent readers.
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