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Hope in God

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  1. My two middle children seem to have some sort of genetic predisposition to be horrific spellers despite the many years of daily spelling workbooks. I have tried a number of spelling programs and I'm at the point where I need something truly awesome. I recently heard of a program called Spelling Mastery. If anyone has experience with this program I would be very interested in hearing how it works. I would also be interested in hearing about any programs that have worked for you, especially if your children have had spelling difficulties in the past. My kids are 10 and 12. Mild dyslexia as well as dysgraphia may be a concern. Thanks so much!
  2. I love Andrew Pudewa! Great review on the Phonetic Zoo. It was a program that worked stellar for my daughter. I am going to be trying it this year with my son (who despises writing). We will see how it goes.:001_huh:
  3. AiG or AIG = Answers in Genesis
  4. We don't use anything because I think that if a child understands what they are reading doing reading comprehension excercises really take the joy out of it. If you are curious about what level his comprehension is at you can get a trial subscription to reading eggspress and have him do that for a bit and the program comes up with a reading comprehension age for the child (I found it reassuring).
  5. I have this book that I love, love, LOVE and I have no idea if it is from a series and has other book friends out there that I could track down so maybe you old book experts could point me in a direction?:bigear: It is called Step by Step and it is a bunch of stories and poems a bit like a devotional for children but with many interesting stories.
  6. The first thing that came to my mind when I read your original post was The Wind in the Willows. What a neat book about home and friendship. I was also thinking about Tuck Everlasting because Babitt is such a masterful writer and says so much with so few words. This book would also be a great jumping off point for talking about some philosophy. I'm kind of enamoured with A Little Princess right now as we are currently listening to the audio version. I like that this book gives clues about how to live in a gracious way but it is not preachy at all. And just for fun my kids just love Kiplings Just So Stories and if you get the audio version you have to get the one read by Jim Weiss. Little bits of these stories come into our conversations frequently (The greasy, green Limpopo River all set about with fever trees). Weiss' reading of these stories is beyond hilarous in some places. Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Heidi is one of the most delightful books I have read and I still have it on my top 10 even though it has probably been 7-8 years since we read it last (maybe I will have to pull that one out again). Oh, and lastly, my kids are really enjoying Little Pilgrims Progress. This is Pilgrims Progress for children. I typically belive in only reading the unabridged versions but in this case I make an exception because the point of the book is to convey spiritual truths. I would gladly read the children's version to get the message through in a more delightful way.
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