hugsathome Posted June 21, 2012 Share Posted June 21, 2012 Hi All! I'm looking for advice for my soon-to-be second grader. He is not reading well. :confused: I'm not sure what the problem is. (A little background info: My older son seems to have dyslexia, but has learned to cope with it. He is actually a very good reader now...but he struggled tremendously in 1st and 2nd grade.) So, what I see my 7 year old doing is struggling with very easy words like at, am, an, sat, ham, can if he hasn't been reading in a few weeks. Once he is on a "roll" and kind of knows what the story is about, he usually can read it (perhaps by guessing or memory). He can actually read when I read with him on a daily basis....however, over the summer he has not been reading and so I sat down with him recently to "brush up on his reading" and there is NOT much retention there at all. If I show him a list of words that he hasn't been constantly going over, he cannot seem to "sound them out" on his own. Simple words like "tan". In first grade, he could read stories from his Rod and Staff reader, but as the words got harder...he struggled. He seems to struggle with "retaining what he has previously learned". He seems very bright otherwise. Could this be dyslexia or another processing issue? Any advice for me? :bigear: I'm all ears!! I don't know what to do. I have used 100 Easy Lessons, Rod and Staff, and have "checked out" Alpha-phonics and Let's Read from my library. WHAT CURRICULUM SHOULD I USE? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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