I have a few questions for K5. My son is an active little guy and doesn't have great fine motor skills. We are working on fine motor in a varity of ways with crafts, lacing cards, salt trays etc.
Anyways I have purchased Spell to Write and Read. I really enjoy this program and the thought process behind it. And we have decided to teach him to write in cursive from the beginning. For a number of reasons I think cursive will be the best option. I don't plan to do SWR as exactly as desgined. It feels like it may be too much writing and a little cumbersome to execute.
I would like to add in a phonics workbook to aid in a little less cumbersome feel to SWR. I have looked at Explode the Code and it looks like the workbook may be too much and too long. Does it feel that way? Does it stand better on it's own or is it a good supplement?
I have looked at the Pathway readers learning through sounds and the workbook for First Steps. These look like they are short and simple. However, is there a lot of manuscript found in these?
Any other suggestions for a workbook to assit in phonics instruction that isn't too much work? Or a phonics workbook that is done in cursive?