Hooked on Phonics - updating older set?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:20 PM
How much has the program changed over the years? Looking at the set we have it looks like there is only one volume for each level not two as shown on current website. If it worth buying the DVDs or should we just stick with the cassettes and hope they work? We still have a cassette player.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:13 PM
And when we start 2nd grade books (green/blue) I found the story is weak for 2nd grade so I looked at the new series. I thought the book looks a bit more complicated and interesting, so I got the new series form here
To compare the 2. I like the story book as well as the workbook stories better in new series. The book is on par to 2nd grade level and the stories in the workbook has a story for each sound it introduced. However, I like how the sound introduced and reviewed in old book better. There are more words for each sound and review not only have the new words but also words from pervious session.
So what I did is using the old workbook to introduce the sound and review and we do all the stories in both old and new hop. We move a lot slower than when we were in 1st grade. But DD loves the little funny stories, so I really don't care how fast we are moving.
Edited by jennynd, 25 March 2012 - 01:15 PM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:02 PM
A typical HOP lesson goes likes this:
1 - Watch DVD, which introduces new word families, blends, etc.
2 - Sound out/read new words
3 - Review new words and words from previous lessons
4 - Read mini story or reader
Sometimes, they introduce a set of helper words in the "workbook" and on the DVD. At the end of each unit, there is a review of that unit's lessons and a reader to read.
That's really all I can contribute.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:05 PM
I have the older version . not cassette but this
this is the one i have as well. i used levels k, 1, and 2 with both of my kids. i loved this set personally. both of my kids adored the books and it was completely painless to teach. my son just finished grade 2 and is now in HOP master reader (which i also recommend). he reads fabulous.
i say stick with what you have. it is easy to teach. i never used the cd's in my set, so i wouldn't bother with the cassettes either. that's just me though.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:15 AM