My daughter turned six in January and we have been working through Logic of English Foundations this school year, beginning in A and now we are in B. She has struggled with reading, but we've continued with her lessons while slowing our pace and adding in extra practice-only days. She knows all of the sounds of each individual letter (the way Logic of English teaches it) and quite a few of the multiple letter phonograms so far, but she just can't seem to connect the phonogram sounds to sound out a word (she even struggles with some of the three letter words still).
After speaking with a friend about this, I decided to try some sight words with my daughter. I printed off the Dolch primer flash cards (these: http://www.sightword..._pre-k_4up.pdf)and my daughter learned sixteen new words today (she possibly could have done more, but I felt like I was pushing her and she was getting tired). I just read a set of four words, had her repeat them a few times and then would flash them to her, adding four more words in each time. She knew them all, no problems (I let her have a snack break, then come back and try it again to see if she still knew the words and she did except for one). I am blown away. My daughter can read words like "blue" and "funny", but struggles with "bit" and "gas"?!
So what do I do now? Should we take a complete break from Logic of English and just focus on sight words? Continue with both? Push forward with just Logic of English? I thought teaching by sight words wasn't "right" (this is our first year homeschooling). Anyone have a kid like this? I was actually able to teach her to "read" before she turned two with refrigerator magnets (just showing her words and having her repeat them), but I stopped once we got to about twenty unique words, thinking she needed a strong phonics foundation first... Maybe this is just the way she learns? Help!