kalanamak Posted June 25, 2009 Share Posted June 25, 2009 I have discovered I put all my push into basic reading. We chewed through ETC and Plaid Phonics, started Phonics Pathways and SWR, learning the phonograms and starting the "rules". Etc. Well, reading has taken off, but still has weak points, like a pesky b/d reversal (he always gets b right but d only about half the time). We are gaining speed. We did the sight vs. phonics words test ElizabethB has mentioned and kiddo did the simple phonetical words at 50 wpm. I'm thrilled, BUT, aside from lots of practice, I'm not sure what the next step is. I am planning to resume SWR (we are taking a list break as he has gone so fast, and I want to have the extra time just having him read to me), and we are going back and getting faster on the Phonics Pathways book, but I have lost direction. I'm used to "knowing" first I do A and then I do B even if I sometimes change. Now, aside from practice, I'm not sure what else I should be doing to "teach" him. What did you use to work with the moving from Level 2 readers to levels 3 and 4 readers child? I'm not pushing reading silently, but he does go over and pour over his Henry and Mudge books for long stretches. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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