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Reading Horizons Homeschool Curriculum Review

I am always on the hunt for excellent homeschooling resources, so I was thrilled when I was recently introduced to Reading Horizons.

Some of the first things I saw when I very first clicked over to the website were:

  • Improves spelling
  • Improves confidence
  • Dyslexia solution
  • Helps struggling readers make dramatic gains

I was immediately intrigued! My first thought was "I know exactly which child could greatly benefit from this program!"

You see, we have a child who doesn't enjoy reading, reads aloud haltingly, relies heavily on context and often inserts incorrect words based only on picture clues. We used the same reading instruction with her that we used with all of our other children, but it has become obvious that she needed something different, something more.

I believe I have found just the thing!

The program begins with the basics of reading, including which direction words should be read from. This may seem like common sense to most, and I used to think no one would need to be reminded of this, but I now know from experience that some children need this very basic reminder.

I really liked how basic the beginning lessons were because my reluctant reader was immediately put at ease, knowing that she could master these first easy lessons.

She was able to easily navigate through the lessons on her own, and her score was recorded so I could check her work.

I like that the student is asked to read the word aloud and mark the vowel. The narrator pronounces the word after a pause so the student can hear if she read it aloud correctly. A picture is then shown so a concrete association can be made to the word.

I love that "nonsense words", marked with asterisks, are incorporated into the lessons! The student can not rely on pictures or context clues to guess the word. They must start at the left and sound out the nonsense word. This is a hugely needed skill for my struggling reader. She practiced sounding out nonsense words, reading them aloud, marking the vowel, and then listening to see if she read it correctly.

The lessons also include opportunities to listen to the narrator say a word that the student must then spell, vocabulary practice, reviews, and tests.

Reading Horizons is perfect for struggling or reluctant readers! If you have one, or even a student who needs an excellent review of the basics of reading instruction, this program is for you! Go ahead and give the Reading Horizons free trial a whirl if you would like to see how you like it.

As for me, I love Reading Horizons for my struggling reader! It is exactly the multi-sensory review she needs.

And guess what? One of you will be getting it for FREE!

If you would like to win Reading Horizons online version for ages 10-adult, valued at $179, please leave a comment below.

Make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you and also forward your email to the company so they can give you access to the program. One winner will be drawn on August 27.

Don't worry if you don't win my giveaway. There are lots of chances to win! Be sure to attend the Reading Horizons Twitter party for 3 more chances to win this product valued at over $100!

For more reviews of Reading Horizons and more chances to win, see the following:

I received this product for free, plus compensation for time invested in my review. All of the above are my own honest opinions.

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  1. Robin Souder says:

    I am intrigued by this program. I’ve searched high and low for resources to help my child work through glitches that make reading such a struggle. No delay in putting my name on the list for the giveaway! Thank you for posting this.

  2. Sarah Waite says:

    I would love to have this for my struggling reader. Thanks for a great review!! I always like to see how it worked for someone else before I spend the money on something. Sounds like a wonderful help for home schoolers.

  3. We are homeschooling this year for the first time, and this is one of my middle child’s biggest challenges. Thanks for the review! We’re going to take a look at it! (Of course, I would LOVE to win a copy!!) :)

  4. I would love to try this with my struggling reader/ writer. A feeling of success is what he needs.

  5. Bonnie M. says:

    I would love to try this with my son. He tries so hard and still struggles with reading.

  6. i would love to win this for my child that has dyslexia. I am looking for a program that will help her. Thank you

  7. I love to win this for my son, thanks

  8. This will be a blessing for some lucky family.

  9. I would love to have this great resource for my youngest son who struggles with reading. Thanks for offering this chance to win.

  10. Sounds like a great program…would love to win!

  11. I would love to win this for my 12 year old son. He struggles with reading and this would be amazing to win.

  12. Sounds like a wonderful program! Would love to give it a try! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

  13. This sounds like it would be a great boost for my struggling reader. I would be very grateful to win.

  14. Jessica A. says:

    I would love to win this products….it sounds wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  15. I would love to win this for my sons thankyou

  16. Oh my! All 3 of my kids could use this, but especially the youngest! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  17. This looks like a great program! I have a child that would greatly benefit from a program like this. Thank you for a chance to win (with 6 home schooling children every penny counts)!

  18. I would love to try this program with my son! He is starting to really dislike reading because he focuses too much on the words and thus isn’t quite comprehending the content. If we could get the fluency down with this program you would see a much happier boy…..and mama!

  19. What a answer to my prayers! Thank you for writing about this today! We have a 11 year old who does the exact same things you were mentioning (especially with the pictures or just inserting the wrong word altogether). I will definitely need to look into this program more. Our child is at a age where it is really starting to affect her self-confidence. We would love to win!! Thanks for the opportunity. 8)

  20. My youngest would benefit from Reading Horizons.

  21. I was very excited as I read your review and checked it out right away. Thank you for the advice and this seems like a good choice for our struggling reader as well. Can’t wait to see who wins the free curriculum … I always love a good contest.

  22. I have one child in particular that struggles with reading. Much like you described your daughter above. I appreciate the reviews you all are giving. I value your opinions.

  23. Jessica Reck says:

    Enter me please! My 6yr old reads but needs the constant reminders to read from left to right, flips letters and words, guesses based on the first letter and pictures and so on! This sounds like a perfect help to what we are already using!

  24. Charlotte (Shay) Brewer says:

    I would love to win this! I am dyslexic and my 6 year old son is showing some signs of reading struggles and this would be great!

  25. I would love to win this for my youngest son. It looks like something he could benefit from. Thanks

  26. I think this would be great for my daughter. She sounds exactly like your child who is using this, and it sounds like it would be very helpful for her.

  27. Would love to win this so my nephew could use it!

  28. I thought of my 6 year instantly who does not like reading and we have tried everything . Cool books spider man, vtech nothing and he still struggles with reading. enter me please

  29. would love to have it and thought of my 6 year instantly. thanks for sharing

  30. We have been through just about everything with our oldest. She scores high on intelligence tests, but she struggles and seriously just seemed a step behind ever since she had a bad concussion when she was 5 years old. We have tutored with specialist, school in the summer, did a full specialized summer school, made modifications to work, special ed, success centers, nutritional therapy, we have even tried medication…. Pretty much everything out there. Everything works… for a while; however, we could never solve the root issue. Take away the support/ the tutor / the adaptations / the medication and she was back where she started. I would love something to work.

  31. Would love to win this!
    Thanks for the chance!

  32. Andrea F. says:

    This would be great for my #3 child. She has similar struggles to your daughter.

  33. I’ve got two struggling readers and though they struggle for entirely different reasons, I think this would be helpful to them. I’d love to win! Sign me up:)

  34. Jeri @ Texas Piglets says:

    pick me! pick me! We have 2 strugglers, one is 11 and when we adopted her last year we just started over at K. The other is our 6 (almost 7) year old and I think he might be dyslexic so I’m really intrigued by this.
    Do you have one with dyslexia? How did you get a diagnosis?

  35. I would love to give this a shot for my younger two!

  36. Having my 12 yo work on the free trial!! :) Looks great :)

  37. Thanks for sharing a actual have two children who would could use this program.

  38. Becky Milstead says:

    This sounds like an amazing program that would really help one of my kiddos. :-)

  39. I just found out today that my son has dyslexia and I am overwhelmed…I would love to win.

  40. I have two daughters that are ESL. This would be perfect to help them with their Reading and English.

  41. Struggling reader in this house, too! Sure would like to give this a try, but the price, whew! Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Connie Sue Jacobs says:

    Who doesn’t like free! Thanks.

  43. I would love to win this program! My son is a struggling reader and speller and I believe this would be of great benefit to him. I have tried many programs in an effort to help him and I’m still searching for one that works for him.

  44. Thank you for reviewing this program. My son is ten and was diagnosed with dyslexia in January. We were going to a speech pathologist but it’s so expensive ($800 a month). We need to find an alternative!

  45. Trena Naccarato says:

    My son would benefit greatly from this program. He struggles with fluency and with spelling. Have been thinking of ways that I could help him other than what I have been doing. Thanks.

  46. shannon p says:

    This would be awesome!

  47. Looks like a wonderful program. Thank you for the giveaway!

  48. I would LOVE to win this. My youngest son struggles with reading and this could really benefit him.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  49. Brenda S. says:

    This sounds wonderful! I would love to win it.

  50. Connie,

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! It looks like a great program! Thanks for the chance to win.


  51. I have 7 kids ages 13-1 and I have three stuggling readers that I would love to try this for!! I have homeschooled from the beginning but still have such a hard time teaching reading!! Hope ths
    is helps.

  52. This sounds interesting. I wonder if it would help my boy.

  53. Teresa Cochran says:

    This would be great for our two little ones who are learning to read. Hoping we get to try it out!

  54. I’d love to try this program with my sixth grade son that has been struggling for years.

  55. This would be awesome for my almost 11 year old. He has dyslexia.

  56. Rebecca L. says:

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a good review of the product!

  57. Amy Osborn says:

    This looks to be a great giveaway! I would love to try this with my youngest. Thank You!

  58. Amy Oliver says:

    I have a 10 year old who has really struggled with reading. I suspect dyslexia but have never had him testing. Would love to find a curriculum that helps him learn and gain confidence in reading!

  59. Yes! Would be perfect for my son!

  60. This looks like a great program to help my struggling readers. I am really looking forward to using the trial to see if this is the product that will help push 2 of them past the constant frustrations. Thanks for the review!

  61. I would LOVE to win this for my son!

  62. I would Really put this to good use…….Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. I would love to win this!

  64. this looks like a great program that would be very useful!!!

  65. LeeAnn Fries says:

    Would love to win this for my step daughter who struggles to read at age 10. She has some learning issues and does not like to read. This looks wonderful and easy enough for her to do with a bit of help. Thank you for the opportunity!

  66. Would love this for my son…. He struggles with reading so much! This would be a great help for him ( and mommy) c:

  67. This looks like a great program, I would love to win.

  68. This sounds great and it looks like a wonderful resource to have!

  69. I would love to win this and use it with my daughter!

  70. “‘I know exactly which child could greatly benefit from this program!””
    My thoughts exactly. I, too, have a daughter who struggles to read. I would love to win this reading program.

  71. Jen Lewis says:

    I have too little guys this would be perfect for! Yay!

  72. ColLeen Vogel says:

    This would be great for my daughter who has dyslexia!

  73. Jennifer Byars says:

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

  74. This sounds fantastic! I come from a family of avid readers who love books; my husband comes from a family of dyslexics for whom reading is difficult and not enjoyable. I have been looking for ways to teach my children, no matter which set of reading-DNA they inherit, how to read with ease and excitement. Maybe this is the solution for our family!

  75. Missy Bryant says:

    Would love to try this. Thanks

  76. My Amelia could use this reading program. We defintely need to check it out with her! Thanks for the tip!

  77. Would love to win.

  78. allison fernandez says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

  79. Sara E Killian says:

    It would be a lovely thing to enjoy this product. One of my sons is struggling very hard with learning how to read. Thank you for this opportunity.

  80. Ohhh love seeing great products that homeschool parents love!
    Thanks for sharing your take on it and giving one away!!

  81. This sounds like something that would be awesome for my friend’s daughter.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  82. This program looks great!

  83. Thanks for the review! I would love to win this to use with my kids.

  84. Always on the hunt for good reading resources. Would love to try this one free! Thanks!

  85. How do you pick a winner? Is it random or the coolest comment? Pick me pick me pick me! (hand waving frantically).

  86. Lucinda Strader says:

    i would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  87. Wow, this looks like the program my struggling kids need. It looks great!

  88. I have desparately been searching for something that could help my son UN-LEARN the sight word method of reading. He attended public school 4 years with very little progress and a huge drop in his confidence. Homeschooling was the best decision I could have ever made for him. My issue is he still struggles with reading and cannot catch on to spelling at all. I am worried public school may have ruined him forever! I need HELP, please!

  89. Would love to trial this with my nearly 4 year old and 5 year old. One has a desire to learn and the other is struggling!