Jump to content


Elizabeth's Phonics Videos / Reading Fluency

Amy Jo

Recommended Posts

My 8 year old needs some more reading practice, he has made very good progress with SWR, but still needs work on dividing unknown words into syllables and reading fluency / speed. We are going to start doing repeat readings, and I'm going to have him read to Dad several times a week from easy books (starting with I See Sam).


I'm going to work through Blend Phonics with my 6 yo (he isn't ready for SWR yet) and I can either:

a - have my 8 yo join my 6 yo (they get along well so competition won't be an issue)

b - have my 8 yo watch the phonic's video lessons (he watched part of the first one and was fine, but I did have to pause it as he could not read the lines with words quickly enough)

c - both


Any thoughts? I'd like to do the videos, because Dad can help / supervise while I work. Is it okay if he has to pause the videos - he can blend the words just not quickly?


Thanks so much!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pausing is recommended for younger children. In fact, I just updated my 3 minute "Using the Phonics Lessons" movie, and in it I recommend use of the pause button for younger students. (Although I still need to fix the sound a bit, it has been a while since I made a movie, it takes a while to recover from a move. I just updated it last week but had not worked on one since we moved this summer, so I forgot some of the settings to use.)


Most of my younger students who use them use the pause button often, and also may need a break halfway through the longer ones.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...