Reading Curriculum

“The online reading library is huge, with over 1500 award-winning lessons aligned to state and national standards!”

SmartTutor’s award-winning online reading curriculum contains over 1500 tutorials and activities designed to develop literacy and comprehension skills. The K – 5 reading curriculum covers “Reading First’s Big 5” and more, including:

  • Phonemic Awareness – identifying and working with individual sounds in spoken words
  • Phonics – understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds
  • Sight Words – recognizing high frequency words to increase reading fluency
  • Vocabulary – understanding words and constructing meaning from their context
  • Reading Comprehension – understanding fiction and non-fiction reading materials

“These reading lessons build strong readers that foster a love of reading!”

  • Our animated online reading lessons build strong readers and foster a love of reading and literature by:introducing children to relevant, high-interest informational and age-appropriate literary texts in a variety of genres
  • helping children set a purpose for reading through personal connections
  • utilizing an interdisciplinary approach with social studies, science, history, sports and current events topics
  • building knowledge conceptually and explicitly,  gradually relating concepts to skills and strategies
  • exposing children to rich, academic vocabulary terms
  • providing a safe, non-threatening learning environment including the chance to answer questions with multiple right answers and the opportunity to engage in open discussions
  • incorporating immediate and specific feedback for correct and incorrect answers that activates prior knowledge, anticipates and corrects misconceived knowledge, fills learning gaps, and teaches new material

Reading Sample Lessons

Kindergarten – Practice Exercise

Phonemic Awareness – Categorizations – Level A – Vol 1

Free Lesson - Phonemic Awareness - Categorizations








First Grade – Tutorial

Vocabulary – Multiple Meaning Words – Level 1- Vol 1

Free Vocabulary Lesson – Multiple Meaning Words








Second Grade  – Tutorial

Phonics – Consonant Diagraphs – Level 2 – Vol 1

Free Lesson - Phonics - Consonant Diagraphs








Third Grade – Practice Exercise

Phonemic Awareness – Rhyming – Level B – Vol 1

Free Lesson - Phonemic Awareness - Rhyming








Fourth Grade – Quiz

Reading Comprehension – Poetry – Level 4 – Vol 1

Free Lesson - Reading Comprehension – Poetry








Fifth Grade  – Tutorial

Reading Comprehension – Cause and Effect – Level 5 – Vol 1

Free Lesson - Reading Comprehension - Cause and Effect









View our free K to 5 Reading lessons