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  1. But does the g say /g/ or /j/ ? I assumed /g/ so we pronounce it King-ee.
  2. That is the way I learned to read. It wasn't until I was an adult, researching how I was going to teach my son, that I discovered phonics and retaught myself. I'm SO glad I found phonics. I hate the whole language method. I thought I was dyslexic before I learned phonics.
  3. My Father's World Kindergarten got my son reading in no time but if you don't want to buy that...try this method. Write the vowels one under another and then take a beginning sound (you can use letter magnets) and hold it in front of the first vowel and have her sound it out using the short vowel sound. Then move down to the next vowel using the same beginning sound. Repeat until she has done all of them. Pick a new beginning sound and do it again. After she gets the hang of this, add an end sound. Example. a e i o u ba be bi bo bu bat bet bit bot but I did this for a couple of months with my son and it got him reading CVC words easily. Once she gets CVC maybe consider buying My Father's World first grade student workbook. It will get her reading beginning books in no time. It teaches the basic vowel teams and consonant teams. The whole program is wonderful but it is religious and if you don't want that you can just buy the workbook (I don't think it had much or any religion in it...although it's been 2 years since I used it...).
  4. Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading has a wonderful cd that puts the spelling rules to music. The program is very teacher intensive but the cd can obviously be listened to alone. There is a second CD with the grammar rules.
  5. We used Singapore but bought it through My Father's World so that it came with the schedule and never even bought the teacher guide. I don't know how long that would have worked but it worked 1b-2a However, Singapore wasn't quite the right fit so we are using Math Mammoth this year. We really love it. It does not come with a schedule or teacher manual so you decide how many pages to do each day and everything is taught on the page.
  6. We are going through Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading. It is a full LA program. I love it!
  7. We are 7 weeks into Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading level 2. My 7 year old son knows all of the "teams" and has a good grasp of the rules so far. He is very good at spelling words that can be sounded out and use the most common sound. However, he definitely is not remembering the words that use less common sounds or are sight words (true sight words, such as "eye"). He needs LOTS of repetition to memorize anything and even then, he usually forgets if he doesn't continue to use it a lot. Should I add more "study time" to memorize the words? I don't want to use any form of whole word but I'm afraid he can't spell common words such as there, were, was, etc... Also, he HATES reading but is slowly becoming less resistant to it as long as it is easy. Dr. Seuss books are the only ones he doesn't completely fight me about. He wants to be able to read well but he doesn't feel like he's good at it so he'd rather just hate it.
  8. Nevermind! The seller had another copy and is going to send me the pages. I'm not sure how to delete this post.
  9. Math Mammoth has been a great fit for us this year.
  10. My son (almost 7) reverses a lot. b and d. p, and q. Even b and p sometimes. m and w. He mixes up 2 and 5. He also writes his 7s backward about 50% of the time. He knows what they are and he knows the sound or value so I'm not worried. I don't know many 15 year olds that don't know their b from d. Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading helped a bit because they make sure that you teach how to write the letter correctly. When you write a d you draw the hump first and then the line and with b you draw the line first and the hump after. Usually it helps my son for me to say hump or line first? It's frustrating to repeat a thousand times but when I tried the "make a bed with your hands" he gets very irritated for whatever reason. Ugh.
  11. I bought an old copy on eBay (2000-2001) and it is missing pages 17-24. Does anyone have the program and could maybe email me those pages? I'm so sad because I really love what I've gone over so far. I can send pictures to whoever to prove that I have the program if you are worried about copyright issues. Thank you!
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