A Couch Readers
Helping kids becoming successful readers and writers.
Literature Kits for Homeschool students in 6th-12th grade, providing everything needed to make English Language Arts a SUCCESS.
Calling all homeschool families with children in middle school and high school!
The families who are looking for Unique and Affordable English Language Arts programs that take care of all your Reading, Writing, and Creative Writing needs, complete with interactive lessons, modern literature, plus a teaching guide with answer key and grading rubrics.
Does this sound familiar?
You struggled with Reading and Writing yourself in school, and the thought of teaching your teen worries you.
You’re looking for something fun and different that your child will be interested in, and learn to love writing.
What comes naturally to you, is not coming naturally to your child, and you don’t know why.
You can’t find the resources at this level that are already planned out for you by a knowledgeable teacher.
Novel Based Instructional Approach
Every Kit starts with a novel and the lessons grow from there. Studies have shown that children who read novels are more empathetic, score higher on standardized tests, and form a life-long love of reading.
Each Kit contains:
A Student Workbook
A Teaching Guide
Copies of ALL books required
An Annotation Kit
All classes incorporate writing into the lessons, whether it is expository, narrative, persuasive, or creative writing.
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Mom of a 12th Grader
I can't thank you enough for your amazingness and eruditiousness and awesomocity! I wish my 9th grade English class had been this interesting and well thought through!
My Teaching Philosophy
Here’s why I’m the perfect person to help you. I’m a certified librarian and English teacher, with a gifted endorsement. I have been teaching for almost two decades in both public schools and for homeschooled students and groups. I am a graduate of Nevada State College with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
It was my love of books that first had me leave the classroom and go back to college for my library degree. It brings me great joy to talk about books with kids, teachers, or parents. I can talk about magic schools, dragons, space odysseys, love triangles, and tragic teenage angst all day. However, as my career as a librarian progressed, I saw the way English Language Arts was being taught in Public School and it broke my heart. Common Core and state standards have taken the joy of reading out of the English curriculum.
That's when I started teaching ELA to homeschool students. There is a freedom to homeschool that I will never achieve in public school. With my homeschool curriculum, I am able to be incredibly creative with the novels I choose, the lessons I craft, and I find that the students are so much more eager to learn because of that.
A Couch Readers helps homeschool families with English language arts and creative writing classes with a three-pronged approach:
Students will be able to read from a wide range of literature both for pleasure and to further their thirst for knowledge.
Students will be able to translate their thoughts and ideas into reliably researched essays using varied sentence structure and interesting vocabulary.
Students will be able to create stories with three dimensional characters and imaginative worlds following a plot structure and using figurative language.
Lessons, QR Codes connecting to video lessons on YouTube, Activities related to the lessons, Reading Comprehension Questions or Journals related to the Novel, some workbooks include Vocabulary
A Timeline for suggested pacing, Important points to discuss, What students should be working on in each section, Common Core Standards met, Answer Keys, Grading Rubrics
Colored flags, Sticky notes, Highlighters, Annotation Bookmark, a pencil
Copies of ALL books needed to complete the unit
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