Age 6-8 Reading Is Available!
published on 7/24/2023 by Keith A. Howe

Age 6-8 Reading is the second and final installment in our reading program. It is a year-long course that picks up where Age 5-7 Reading leaves off. Over the course of two years, our reading program will help you teach your young children to read. They will progress from knowing their letters and sounds to reading simple chapter books at a late 2nd grade reading level. 

For two years, your children will be learning to read. After that, they will be reading to learn.

You and your child will both enjoy our reading program. Our curriculum includes engaging activities, posters, word cards and other materials, and a pile of readers. 

Elements You Will Love

  • Engaging Readers
    Many gifted children struggle to learn to read due primarily to a lack of motivation. Books for beginning readers are often boring, uninspired, and offer little in the way of plot or conflict. Reading these Early Readers can be drudgery for a bright mind.

    To be fair, writing Early Readers is difficult. Authors start with a set of words they need to cover, and then they are told to write a story using just these words -- not an easy task.

    But we took this challenge on. We introduce likeable characters, interesting plot twists, personal challenges, engaging graphics, and occasionally a laugh-out-loud suprise.

  • Shared Reading
    Each lesson begins with a Shared Reading that you and your child will read together.  These messages will model reading to your child, expose your child to high-frequency words, and introduce new vocabulary.

  • Card Decks
    This level includes card decks for sight words that build fluency, letter cards for practicing blends and learning sounds, theme word cards to reinforce contextual learning and vocabulary building, and word building cards to facilitate word building.

  • Miscellanous Materials
    As you have come to expect from Moving Beyond the Page, our reading program also includes many of the little things you will need as you go through the year. These include posters, memory cards, a blank booklet, notecards, a laminated writing sheet, two dry-erase markers, paper plates, sidewalk chalk, wrist bands, and more. 


Students who have successfully completed the Age 5-7 level should be ready to begin the Age 6-8 level. Before beginning the Age 6-8 Reading program, students should be able to:

  • Read short and long vowel spellings
  • Recognize common blends and digraphs
  • Read R-controlled vowels
  • Read and comprehend simple early readers
  • Write simple sentences independently

Table of Contents

Semester 1

  • Lesson 1: Word Families and Long Vowel Review
  • Lesson 2: Vowel Teams Review
  • Lesson 3: Complex Consonants Review
  • Lesson 4: R-Controlled Vowels Review
  • Lesson 5: More R-Controlled Vowels
  • Lesson 6: Other Vowel Sounds
  • Lesson 7: More Long Vowel Spellings
  • Lesson 8: Vowel Sounds Review
  • Lesson 9: Complex Consonants: dge vs. ge
  • Lesson 10: Complex Consonants: tch vs. ch, ck vs. k
  • Lesson 11: Final e: ce, ve, ze, se
  • Lesson 12: Homophones
  • Lesson 13: Making Plurals
  • Lesson 14: Uncommon Plurals
  • Lesson 15: Words Ending with ed and ing
  • Lesson 16: Words Ending with er and est
  • Lesson 17: Semester Review

Semester 2

  • Lesson 1: Compound Words
  • Lesson 2: Syllable Division
  • Lesson 3: Words Ending in y
  • Lesson 4: Syllables with R-Controlled Vowels
  • Lesson 5: Closed and Open Syllable Practice
  • Lesson 6: Possessives
  • Lesson 7: Contractions
  • Lesson 8: Syllables Ending in e
  • Lesson 9: Vowel Sounds
  • Lesson 10: Review of Lessons 1-9
  • Lesson 11: Three-Syllable Words
  • Lesson 12: Suffixes
  • Lesson 13: Prefixes
  • Lesson 14: Words Starting with q or a
  • Lesson 15: Semester Review
  • Final Project: Write Your Own Story
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