I'd been beating my head against a wall after completing Barton 1 because I was too cheap to get level 2, and was trying to make a variety of other curricula work. I finally sold enough stuff to buy levels 2 and 3. Yesterday I started level 2 with her. Today - we actually had FUN as we played games and finished lesson 1.
And I saw so many encouraging things - like how she wanted to read - and was working out the words faster than me when I would pause before reading something during our game time. To see my daughter smile while working on reading is AMAZING! I'm sure we have many more difficult days ahead, but I feel so relieved to have the tools that I know will work. And am so encouraged by the progress I've seen in just the past 2 days of getting back to the Barton method.