Whether your child is already sounding out simple 3-letter words or just knows that each letter has a unique sound that goes with it, Reading 1 is a good place to start!

This phonics course includes basic reading skills, but also includes age-appropriate handwriting and spelling assignments.

The pace of the program is controlled by the parent. Instructor Barbara Pickard will show you how to judge when your student is ready to move to the next lesson and enable your student to take charge of their learning:

  • Quick learner? Move quickly or expand upon daily activities.
  • Can sound out simple words? Move at the daily pace.
  • Inexperienced learner? Follow the daily pace, and repeat any lessons that are not mastered.

All daily lesson plans are already completed so there is no pressure on the parent to prepare before tomorrow’s lesson. You can be confident that students are being presented with a systematic guide through the fundamental reading skill of blending short and long vowels into words and can watch their development as students progress through the lesson videos.

As the parent, you will watch each daily lesson with your child and observe how your child does.

Before each lesson, you will need to print out the worksheets and hand them to your child when they are needed. Then help your student grade them using the video lesson as a guide.

As the homeschool teacher, you will have to boot up the site daily and watch the videos with your child. Ms. Pickard will show you how to present reading skills in everyday life, and if the student is not fully participating, or needs extra review, the you can easily step in.

Below is a video explain the teaching methodology of this course and what parents and students can both expect.

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  • 1

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 1

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1

    • Phonics Worksheet

    • Handwriting Paper

  • 2

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 2

    • Learning How to Hold a Pencil

    • Lesson 2

    • Phonics Worksheet M

    • Handwriting Worksheet 2

  • 3

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 3

    • Lesson 3

    • Phonics Worksheet T

    • Handwriting Lesson 3

  • 4

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 4

    • Lesson 4

    • Phonics Worksheet S

    • Handwriting Lesson 4

  • 5

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 5

    • Lesson 5

  • 6

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 6

    • Lesson 6

    • Phonics Worksheet C

  • 7

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 7

    • Lesson 7

    • Phonics Worksheet N

  • 8

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 8

    • Lesson 8

    • Phonics Worksheet H

  • 9

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 9

    • Lesson 9

    • Phonics Worksheet D

  • 10

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 10

    • Lesson 10

  • 11

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 11

    • Lesson 11

    • Phonics Worksheet I

  • 12

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 12

    • Lesson 12

    • Phonics Worksheet P

  • 13

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 13

    • Lesson 13

    • Phonics Worksheet L

  • 14

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 14

    • Lesson 14

    • Phonics Worksheet 14

  • 15

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 15

    • Lesson 15

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 16

    • Lesson 16

    • Phonics Worksheet R

  • 17

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 17

    • Lesson 17

    • Phonics Worksheet 17

  • 18

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 18

    • Lesson 18

    • Phonics Worksheet G

  • 19

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 19

    • Lesson 19

    • Phonics Worksheet Blends

  • 20

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 20

    • Lesson 20

    • Spelling Test 1

  • 21

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 21

    • Lesson 21

    • Phonics Worksheet O

  • 22

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 22

    • Lesson 22

    • Phonics Worksheet X

  • 23

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 23

    • Lesson 23

    • Phonics Worksheet Plural ES

  • 24

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 24

    • Lesson 24

    • Phonics Practice AR

  • 25

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 25

    • Lesson 25

    • Spelling Test 2

  • 26

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 26

    • Lesson 26

    • Phonics Worksheet CK

  • 27

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 27

    • Lesson 27

    • Phonics Practice CK

  • 28

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 28

    • Lesson 28

    • Phonics Worksheet U

  • 29

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 29

    • Lesson 29

    • Phonics Worksheet Z

  • 30

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 30

    • Lesson 30

    • Spelling Test 3

  • 31

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 31

    • Lesson 31

    • Phonics Worksheet E

  • 32

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 32

    • Lesson 32

    • Phonics Worksheet W

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 33

    • Lesson 33

    • Phonics Worksheet Y

  • 34

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 34

    • Lesson 34

    • Phonics Worksheet J

  • 35

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 35

    • Lesson 35

    • Spelling Test 3

  • 36

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 36

    • Lesson 36

    • Phonics Worksheet V

  • 37

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 37

    • Lesson 37

    • Beginning Sound of Qu

    • Phonics Book Cover

  • 38

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 38

    • Lesson 38

    • Phonics Practice TH

  • 39

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 39

    • Lesson 39

    • Ringsound

  • 40

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 40

    • Lesson 40

    • Spelling Test 4

  • 41

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 41

    • Lesson 41

  • 42

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 42

    • Lesson 42

    • SH Digraph

  • 43

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 43

    • Lesson 43

    • Phonics Worksheet CH

  • 44

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 44

    • Lesson 44

  • 45

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 45

    • Lesson 45

  • 46

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 46

    • Lesson 46

    • TCH Worksheets

  • 47

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 47

    • Lesson 47

    • Lesson 47

    • Phonics Worksheet Long A

  • 48

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 48

    • Lesson 48

    • Phonics Worksheet DGE

  • 49

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 49

    • Lesson 49

    • Phonics Worksheet ER

  • 50

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 50

    • Lesson 50

    • Spelling Test 5 Answers

  • 51

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 51

    • Lesson 51

  • 52

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 52

    • Lesson 52

    • Phonics Worksheet Hard and Soft G

  • 53

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 53

    • Lesson 53

    • Phonics Worksheet Hard and Soft C

  • 54

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 54

    • Lesson 54

    • Phonics Worksheet Compound Words

  • 55

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 55

    • Lesson 55

    • Answers to Test 5

  • 56

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 56

    • Lesson 56

    • Phonics Worksheet Long O

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 57

    • Lesson 57

  • 58

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 58

    • Lesson 58

  • 59

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 59

    • Lesson 59

    • Phonics Worksheet Long U

  • 60

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 60

    • Lesson 60

    • Spelling Test 6

  • 61

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 61

    • Lesson 61

  • 62

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 62

    • Lesson 62

  • 63

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 63

    • Lesson 63

    • Phonics Worksheet Bossy R

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 64

    • Lesson 64

  • 65

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 65

    • Lesson 65

    • Spelling Test 6.5

  • 66

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 66

    • Lesson 66

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 67

    • Lesson 67

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 68

    • Lesson 68

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 69

    • Lesson 69

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 70

    • Lesson 70

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 71

    • Lesson 71

  • 72

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 72

    • Lesson 72

    • Phonics Worksheet OA Search 2

  • 73

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 73

    • Lesson 73

  • 74

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 74

    • Lesson 74

    • Phonics Worksheet Long U

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 75

    • Lesson 75

    • Spelling Test 7

  • 76

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 76

    • Lesson 76

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 77

    • Lesson 77

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 78

    • Lesson 78

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 79

    • Lesson 79

    • Phonics Worksheet Brown Cow

  • 80

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 80

    • Lesson 80

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 8

  • 81

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 81

    • Lesson 81

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 82

    • Lesson 82

  • 83

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 83

    • Lesson 83

    • Phonics Worksheet Contractions

  • 84

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 84

    • Lesson 84

    • Phonics Worksheet Contraction Bones

  • 85

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 85

    • Lesson 85

    • Spelling Test 8.5

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 86

    • Lesson 86

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 87

    • Lesson 87

  • 88

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 88

    • Lesson 88

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 89

    • Lesson 89

  • 90

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 90

    • Lesson 90

  • 91

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 91

    • Lesson 91

  • 92

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 92

    • Lesson 92

    • Phonics Worksheet Trifle

  • 93

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 93

    • Lesson 93

  • 94

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 94

    • Lesson 94

    • Phonics Worksheet PH Wheel

  • 95

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 95

    • Lesson 95

    • Spelling Test 9

  • 96

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 96

    • Lesson 96

    • Phonics Worksheet Compound Words

  • 97

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 97

    • Lesson 97

  • 98

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 98

    • Lesson 98

  • 99

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 99

    • Lesson 99

    • 1st Grade Reading Proper Nouns

  • 100

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 100

    • Lesson 100

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 10

  • 101

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 101

    • Lesson 101

  • 102

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 102

    • Lesson 102

  • 103

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 103

    • Lesson 103

  • 104

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 104

    • Lesson 104

  • 105

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 105

    • Lesson 105

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 10.5

    • 1st Grade Reading Make Words

  • 106

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 106

    • Lesson 106

    • 1st Grade Reading HM

  • 107

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 107

    • Lesson 107

    • 1st Grade Reading Long and Short E

    • 1st Grade Reading Contractions

  • 108

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 108

    • Lesson 108

  • 109

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 109

    • Lesson 109

  • 110

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 110

    • Lesson 110

    • 1st Grade Reading Make Words 110

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 11

  • 111

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 111

    • Lesson 111

  • 112

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 112

    • Lesson 112

    • 1st Grade Reading adj

  • 113

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 113

    • Lesson 113

    • 1st Grade Reading adj 2

  • 114

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 114

    • Lesson 114

  • 115

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 115

    • Lesson 15

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 11.5

  • 116

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 116

    • Lesson 116

  • 117

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 117

    • Lesson 117

  • 118

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 118

    • Lesson 118

  • 119

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 119

    • Lesson 119

    • 1st Grade Reading MW

  • 120

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 120

    • Lesson 120

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 12

  • 121

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 121

    • Lesson 121

    • 1st Grade Reading Epson

  • 122

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 122

    • Lesson 122

    • Lesson 122 B

    • 1st Grade Reading Contractions

  • 123

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 123

    • Lesson 123

    • 1st Grade Reading Lesson 123

    • Lesson 123B

  • 124

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 124

    • Lesson 124

  • 125

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 125

    • Lesson 125

    • 1st Grade Reading

    • 1st Grade Reading Lesson 125 Make Words

  • 126

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 126

    • Lesson 126

    • 1st Grade Reading Page 14-19

    • 1st Grade Reading Master Spelling List

  • 127

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 127

    • Lesson 127

  • 128

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 128

    • Lesson 128

  • 129

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 129

    • Lesson 129

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 130

    • 1st Grade Reading - Lesson 130

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    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 131

    • Lesson 131

    • 1st Grade Reading The New Neighbors

    • 1st Grade Reading Numbers

  • 132

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 132

    • Lesson 132

  • 133

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 133

    • Lesson 133

    • 1st Grade Reading

  • 134

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 134

    • Lesson 134

    • 1st Grade Reading Worksheets

  • 135

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 135

    • Lesson 135

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Answers

  • 136

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 136

    • Lesson 136

    • 1st Grade Reading Neighbors Poem

  • 137

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 137

    • Lesson 137

    • 1st Grade Reading Mike and Baby 1-3

    • 1st Grade Reading Subject Predicate 1

  • 138

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 138

    • Lesson 138

    • 1st Grade Reading Subject Predicate 2

  • 139

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 139

    • Lesson 139

    • 1st Grade Reading 139 MW

  • 140

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 140

    • Lesson 140

    • 1st Grade Reading Spelling Test 14

  • 141

    1st Grade Reading - Lesson 141

    • Lesson 141

    • 1st Grade Reading Pronouns

    • 1st Grade Reading Story

  • 142

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 142

    • Lesson 142

    • 1st Grade Reading Popcorn Pronouns

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 143

    • Lesson 143

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 144

    • Lesson 144

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 145

    • Lesson 145

    • 1st Grade Reading Lesson 145 Spelling Test

  • 146

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 146

    • Lesson 146

    • Reading Assignment

  • 147

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 147

    • Lesson 147

    • 1st Grade Reading Land Me

  • 148

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 148

    • Lesson 148

    • 1st Grade Reading Land Me

  • 149

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 149

    • Lesson 149

    • 1st Grade Reading Lesson 149 MW

  • 150

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 150

    • Lesson 150

    • 1st Grade Reading Lesson 150 Spelling Test

  • 151

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 151

    • Lesson 151

    • Lesson 151 Readings and Worksheets

  • 152

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 152

    • Lesson 152

    • Lesson 152 Story Map

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 153

    • Lesson 153

    • Lesson 153 Story Map

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 154

    • Lesson 154

    • Lesson 154 Homework

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 155

    • Lesson 155

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 156

    • Lesson 156

    • Untitled download

  • 157

    1st Grade Reading Lesson 157

    • Lesson 157

    • Lesson 157 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 158

    • Lesson 158

    • Lesson 158 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 159

    • Lesson 159

    • Lesson 159 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 160

    • Lesson 160

    • Lesson 160 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 161

    • Lesson 161

    • Lesson 161 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 162

    • Lesson 162

    • Lesson 162 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 163

    • Lesson 163

    • Lesson 163 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 164

    • Lesson 164

    • Lesson 164 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 165

    • Lesson 165

    • Lesson 165 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 166

    • Lesson 166

    • Lesson 166 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 167

    • Lesson 167

    • Lesson 167 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 168

    • Lesson 168

    • Lesson 168 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 169

    • Lesson 169

    • Lesson 169 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 170

    • Lesson 170

    • Lesson 170 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 171

    • Lesson 171

    • Lesson 171 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 172

    • Lesson 172

    • Lesson 172 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 173

    • Lesson 173

    • Lesson 173 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 174

    • Lesson 174

    • Lesson 174 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 175

    • Lesson 175

    • Lesson 175 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 176

    • Lesson 176

    • Lesson 176 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 177

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    • Lesson 177 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 178

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    • Lesson 178 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 179

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    • Lesson 179 Assignment

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    1st Grade Reading Lesson 180

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    • Lesson 180 Assignment