FUN and Easy Way to Monitor Reading Comprehension!

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As a homeschool mom, reading comprehension is always a priority in our homeschool.

Once my children are independent readers, I often feel out of the loop.  Most of the time, I get a very vague response about the material they read and I admit it drives me batty.  I was thrilled to receive READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System (READS) and was anxious to get started with this simple and effective reading comprehension system geared for grades 1-4 which can easily be adaptable for all ages.

I am a busy homeschool mother of 6 blessings and time is of essence in our home.  I simply do not have time to read every piece of literature my children read.  Don’t get me wrong, I do monitor what reading material my children engage in, but I don’t thoroughly read every single book.

Finding READS has been a true blessing in our busy home.  I love how you can utilize this program with any reading material. And there are 30 interesting questions, so they will never get bored answering the same question with each book they read.

READS enhances your skills to effectively help your child with reading:

• Works with any reading material
• Provides a method to verify that your child comprehended the material read – super easy to implement
• Helps to develop your child’s critical thinking skills – a simple yes or no answer is not sufficient
• Saves you time – huge plus for me

READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System Includes:

  • READS Parent’s Manual – Describes how to use READS with your child.  Explains each component of READS, how to develop a dialog with your child about their reading and the meaning of each question card.  To see the table of contents for the READS Parent’s Manual click on the image to the left.
  • Question Cards and ring – 30 question cards designed to ensure your child’s focus on the reading material, help you determine if your child comprehended the material read and to develop your child’s critical thinking skills.  Each card also contains a visual clue that matches the question on the card.
  • Rewards Chart & Stickers – Kids love to track their progress and have tangible goals that are meaningful to them.  The Rewards Chart and stickers help them do just that.  The Parent’s Manual includes suggestions for rewards appropriate for elementary school children.
  • Magic Finger and Reading Guide Strip – The Magic Finger helps your young reader track the text from word to word and prevents her from losing her place as she reads. The Reading Guide Strip highlights the line being read and blocks out the lines of text above and below to focus your child’s attention on one sentence at a time.
  • Speedy Speller – Speedy Speller, a Handbook for Readers and Writers puts young writers in charge and provides them with their own spelling handbook that keeps growing.  The Speedy Speller contains 1,400 words along with commonly used abbreviations, numbers, symbols, punctuation and more.

How it Works for Us

We have used READS many ways in our home in the last month and ways to utilize this program are endless.  My second grader has been enjoying using the magic finger during his independent reading time.  This helps him stay focused.  I have him pick a card before he starts reading his book that he selected.  I then make sure he is very clear on what the question is asking him to look for during the story.


After he finishes reading his book, he comes and answers his specific question that he selected.  Many times he comes and tells me as I am preparing our lunch.  He also has a book report form that he fills out, too.  He uses the speedy speller to look up any words he does not know how to spell.  The Speedy Speller is very helpful for him.  You will need to purchase one for each child, but they are very reasonably priced.  I only allow him to put one sticker on the goal sheet per day because he would fill up the entire sheet in a few days.


My son also loves to read to his younger siblings.  They take turns picking out a card to determine what they are going to discuss after the story.  They do this during their leisure time.  I love hearing their intellectual discussions.  It’s a fun activity for them.

Also, we have picked a card during our read a loud time.  This has helped with the little ones staying focused and quiet.  Everyone is always anxious to answer the question at the end of our time together. You can also use these cards with older children, however I recommend just asking them one of the questions because the cards were developed for younger children.  I have done this several times with my 12 year old.

I honestly believe every family needs the READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System in their home whether you homeschool or not.  It’s perfect for summer reading  and will encourage reading comprehension practice in a non-threatening way.  It just might be the perfect gift for that family that has everything!

Buy It

You can purchase the READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System for only 19.95.  You can also purchase additional resources that compliment the READS system for multiple children.  They are very reasonable priced.

Win It

READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System wants one of Blessed Beyond a Doubt’s readers to have their own system.  I will be picking a random winner on May 22nd at 12a.  Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours.


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This is the perfect simple solution to enhancing your child’s reading comprehension.


  1. Speedy Speller interests me the most. 🙂

  2. Debby dawson says:

    Wow! This looks like a great system!

  3. Linda FInn says:

    I would so love t o have this for Daniel !

  4. I am most interested in the Question Cards and ring.

  5. Jennifer L says:

    Would love the speedy speller

  6. Shara M says:

    I have a little on ready to read, this would be amazing!

  7. Randi Alvarado says:

    The product that interests me the most would be Speedy Speller.

  8. Need lots of reading help here, any of them would be a great for our multi need family!!

  9. Dawn Peluso says:

    I would love the parents guide to comprehension!

  10. Gabreial W. says:

    Speedy Speller Sounds Great!

  11. vivian mcwhiney says:

    anything to help me with reading

  12. The Speedy Speller looks great! I’d love to win.

  13. The Speedy Speller seems very interesting.

  14. Shana Roberson says:

    Speedy speller

  15. Kat Reader says:

    The entire READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System interests me the most! 😉 However, one of my children has an issue with keeping his place when reading, so I think the Magic Finger & Reading Guide Strip sound interesting.

  16. Kellie W says:

    the questions cards and ring

  17. Kelli A. says:

    Speedy Speller would be my pick! =)

  18. Thinking of this for my boys! Great price. 🙂

  19. Annette says:

    Speedy speller

  20. Question Cards!

  21. jeanine says:

    I love the magic finger! i’m always reminding my kids to follow the words with their fingers to keep on task.

  22. Comprehension. That is important.

  23. Tara S. says:

    Speedy Speller looks great!

  24. Would love to win for my son.

  25. Jessica A. says:

    I’m interested in the READS Parent/Child Reading Comprehension System. This looks great!

  26. speedy speller looks pretty neat

  27. Jaime Carroll says:

    Questions and ring:)

  28. Lorie H says:

    Would love this for my grandkids!

  29. Stacey Ruch says:

    I would have to say the magic finger or the speedy speller! Both would come in handy with my twins!

  30. Tiffany Hauser says:

    I am equally interested in both! If I have to pick, I would say speedy spelling.

  31. speedy speller!!

  32. Looks great!!!

  33. Anita A. says:

    We could really use this in our homeschool.

  34. I like the questions on a ring

  35. I think the speedy speller would be nice. Thank you.

  36. I think the Magic Finger & Reading Guide Strip looks super cool(and a good price).

  37. Dena S. says:

    speedy spelling would be a great addition

  38. Susan P says:

    All of it! 🙂 I have two who could use this. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. I would love this!

  40. Maureen says:

    My kids would love the Speedy Speller! I love to discover new treasures for teaching my three children to read….thanks for sharing!

  41. The Speedy Speller!

  42. Magic Finger and Reading Guide Strip. This might help my easily-distracted son stay on track while he is reading.

  43. Speedy Speller would come in real handy here. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  44. Speedy Reader would be great for mine! He struggles with comprehension so much!

  45. Becky Rider says:

    I would love to try the Magic Finger and reading guide strip with my daughter as she is set to start 1st grade.

  46. Julia Reffner says:

    Magic finger sounds great. My son is always losing his place when reading, this would be helpful.

  47. Becky W says:

    The product that most interests me is the Speedy Speller

  48. Tracey M. says:

    The question cards and parent manual interest me the most. I would love to use this as a resource for aiding comprehension.

  49. I like Question Cards.

  50. Kristina Best says:

    Speedy Speller

  51. Estrella says:

    The question cards seem like they’d be wonderful!

  52. Melinda Johnston says:

    The Speedy Speller!!!

  53. I think the question cards are a great idea. My kids, of course, would love the magic finger and progress charts.

  54. Melissa Klee says:

    I would love to try this with my kids

  55. Judith Martinez says:

    I think the speedy speller looks like a neat tool.

  56. Kristen Gillem says:

    I would love it all…but magic finger is really cool

  57. Becky M says:

    It all sounds great but I think the question card would be great for us. 🙂

  58. April Decker says:

    Everything looks good! I think the question cards might be what interest me the most, though. I would love to have this for my five under fourth grade!

  59. The Speedy Speller looks really interesting.

  60. Michelle says:

    Like many others speedy speller looks interesting to me.

    Thank you for having the giveaway!

  61. Jennifer C says:

    I really like the Magic Finger and Reading Guide Strip because my daughter loses her place all the time.

  62. I love the Speedy Speller.

  63. Stephanie says:

    The question cards and rings interest me the most.

  64. Nancy Cavasoz says:

    I like everything but I am interested in the question cards.

  65. The magic finger thing is BRILLIANT!

  66. The question cards sound great.

  67. I would love to try the Speedy Speller and the Question cards.

  68. trisha kilpatrick says:

    I would like the READS Parent’s Manual

  69. Jessica Andrews says:

    The Questions cards look like a great resource for comprehension!

  70. heather e says:

    The magic finger in the reading program is the product i like most! what a neat concept to help readers.

  71. Lynnette says:

    Speedy Speller sounds like it would be great in our family!

  72. Shannon D says:

    The question cards look great!

  73. I would live to win this!

  74. Sara Grant says:

    As a parent with a struggling reader and speller it all looks good.. I think I really liked the question cards!

  75. The Speedy Speller would be awesome for us! Love it!!!

  76. Sarah LeMaster says:

    Speedy Speller Sounds Great for our kids!

  77. The speedy speller!

  78. Melissa G says:

    I would love the question cards for my girls!

  79. This would be a great tool to have for my four children.

  80. Kathryn Hudson says:

    I am super excited to find out about this system! Thank you for sharing.

  81. The Speedy Speller intrests me most!

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