About Reading Kingdom
When you sign your child up for Reading Kingdom, the first thing they will take is a placement exam to get an idea of where they should start within the Reading Kingdom levels, by assessing his or her skills in reading and writing. Based on the results, your child will be placed within whatever level matches their skills. This helps to prevent boredom from doing things they already know, and frustration doing things beyond their skill set.
Reading Kingdom offers a 30 Day Trial unless you sign up for immediate billing. There is a monthly ($19.99) and annual ($199.99--20% off) membership available, but if you sign up for immediate billing that will only be $14.99/month and $149.99/year. Each additional student is $9.99/month or $99.99/year unless you pay at the time of signup which lowers the price to $7.49 and $74.99.
We were given an annual subscription to Reading Kingdom, which I used with my 7 yearold who is finishing up 2nd grade.
Our Thoughts About Reading Kingdom
This graphic shows his progress through level 4 and his overall progress. It says that he is in Book 20 and is 67% done with Reading Kingdom.
|Practice writing by clicking on the correct words to make your sentence|
|Forget how to spell the word? The program shows you where the letters are on the keyboard!|
|Lots of practice identifying the order the letters of a word come...|
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So in summary, this is a good program and my son did well with it, but I don't feel like it gave him as much instruction as our other much loved program does. I feel like this one emphasized sight reading, which isn't terrible, but there really NEEDED to be instruction about phonics or digraphs SOMEWHERE. I also felt it was just way too repetitive. I don't see any evidence that he actually learned anything. But then, he WAS coming into it with three years of spelling under his belt, AND as an advanced reader. This program just wasn't all that I thought it was going to be, even though it still was an excellent program.