Wednesday, April 2, 2014
What we used after finishing Teach your child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons?
During our Kindergarten year we have done some trial and error in finding what works for my son to learn but mostly have stuck with what I started with. That's what home education is all about. It's flexible and sometimes you have to learn to move and change with what is best for your child's learning.
We started in summer using "Teach your child to read in 100 lessons" the first edition and were finished on time and decided to try the book suggestions from the Library to work on sound blends. I quickly discovered that a lot of the books recommended were out of print at our library so we just got the ones we could. We needed something else to supplement to the end of the year but could not use other kindergarten phonics because he had already mastered those and were an entirely different method of identifying sounds by the pictures. This book method teaches the child how to break down the words and read entirely different words using the same method. Here is the new edition which probably suggests newer books to follow:
If anyone has feedback on this new edition subject, please feel free to comment below.
I was able to discover a church library who supplied home school curriculum and scrolled through the different early reading books. I recognized the Explode the Code books and remembered another Mom educator who used these throughout the years. I thought I'd give it a try.
They come in 1/2 increments so the 1 and 1 1/2 were too easy for my son after finishing the reading lessons, so we started with 2. My son is so excited to do these every day. It is probably a first grade spelling and writing and reading level, which he was prepared for. It also includes problem solving choices using the new words blends learned. It's just all around great. So excited to continue using these throughout.
Please feel free to write your thoughts here, I'd love to read them!