julikins Posted January 16, 2012 Share Posted January 16, 2012 I've been trying to figure out what to use for my son's 2nd grade phonics. I believe he still needs to continue with phonics for awhile. He's used Abeka for learning to read/phonics for K and 1st grade. He can read really well (about 3rd grade level), but he doesn't know all the rules or understand spelling rules (like suffixes and prefixes, etc, syllabication, etc.). Abeka works, I just hate teaching it and I've not had very good experiences with the company. But I have no idea what to use. For LA next year, I don't have anything nailed down. I'm thinking I'll use Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl, but I've also considered the FLL and WWE combination (I have no idea on placement). But that's more grammar and usage (beginning comp. from what I understand). For spelling, I thought about AAS (he'd start at the beginning, but I'm afraid the transition from Abeka's system to AAS will totally confuse him) or Spelling by Sound and Structure. And he has horrible handwriting. He starts most of his letters at the bottom or backwards. He's about half-and-half whether he makes the letter the right direction or not. He's been doing A Reason for Handwriting, but I've been thinking about changing him to the New American Cursive program (cursive because it seems to diminish reversals) or an Italics type program (to simplify things for him). With all this switching stuff around, am I just going to confuse him? Are there any other phonics programs that I could add in that would do the job of Abeka Phonics 2? Maybe something as simple as ETC at the right level, or is there something else comparable? What combinations would you do if you were in this situation. Any help is super appreciated!:bigear: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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