Wild Reading Curriculum Level 1


Wild Reading takes beginning readers on a story-based journey following Matilda the Mouse and her adventures to the top of a marvelous mountain. Each week another chapter of Tilda’s story is revealed and integrated into the literacy activities. Wild Reading combines some of my favorite elements of Waldorf and Montessori-inspired learning approaches with the nature and outdoor focus that makes Wild Learning Curriculums unique.

Wild reading features an “open and go” format each week introducing a letter sound and engaging lessons and activities in phonological awareness skills, word families/phonics, sight words, and other key literacy skills throughout the week. The weekly plans follow a gentle rhythm and daily checklists to help keep you on track. ⁠

Wild Reading is more than just reading and writing– enrichment activities are included to help you integrate multiple academic subjects and tailor your activities to your child’s interest related to the letter theme without additional curriculum!⁠

Extensive book lists are provided for each week to deepen the learning in topics related to the themes and activities of each week. ⁠

Wild Reading is typically appropriate for children just beginning to learn to read. This is usually around ages 5-8. Children will learn letter sounds, blends, digraphs, and cvc words.

You will find in-depth explanations and the full scope and sequence on the Wild Reading Page

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