myfatherslily Posted December 31, 2011 Share Posted December 31, 2011 I'm toying with an idea. Help me work through it? I LOVE Phonics Road. I really do. But I'm having a really hard time getting everything done. With PR, I need to sit with DD for the whole lesson, up to an hour long. Now, I'm her teacher and I do believe that her teacher needs to be actually teaching!! I was just wondering if I might be able to switch curricula around a bit so it's just a tad more self-directed. Here's what I would need (what Phonics Road covers): Spelling - She's an average/good speller. Not advanced, but not struggling at all. She often surprises me by knowing how to spell new Phonics Road words because, she says, "I've seen it in books." She reads for a couple hours every night for fun. I would like something that will teach phonics/spelling rules with daily practice and a spelling list, but that doesn't require massive amounts of teaching time. Phonics - She's in 2nd grade. So... what would she need? It'd be nice if this and spelling were the same book! Handwriting - I think I'd get HWT cursive. She has lovely fine motor skills and is eager to learn cursive. Grammar and Composition - She's started learning the basics about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs. What are my options here? I remember looking at Growing with Grammar a couple years, before I decided on PR. Thoughts? I haven't obsessed over the choices in these areas, because we've always used Phonics Road. Please toss some ideas my way! (I'm open to ideas on using PR more effectively, too, if anyone has some. I just feel so distracted with three younger boys running around the house. I need to be teaching them preschool and kindergarten and that's hardly getting done at all.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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