Verity Posted July 31, 2012 Share Posted July 31, 2012 (edited) As we gear up for the new school year I'm pondering what to do with my upcoming 1st grader. We homeschooled K last year using the Memoria Press Kindergarten package. We didn't complete the whole thing but worked every week 3 or 4 days on phonics and math plus I do read alouds and he listened in on his older brothers science and history. At the end of the year he still can't read anything on his own, not even CVC words. I had some training in college using direct instruction, I've started OPGTR and 100 EZ lessons with him. In pre-K we went to Starfall and used several different online programs to try to pique his interest. Several times I've tried to just start over. Nothing seems to be working. I believe that his vision is fine. He struggles abit with his speech but not enough that he should be struggling with his reading. I really think he just doesn't care enough to read. I have two older sons, both homeschooled. The oldest has asperger's and the middle son has some visual processing issues and ADHD. Obviously both require alot of one on one interaction. They were both public schooled through 4th grade for oldest and 1st grade for middle son, someone else taught them to read. I just can't help wondering if my youngest son would be better off in public school with a "real" reading teacher and the peer pressure of other kids learning to read. Should I start over with phonics again? It is really silly going through the alphabet song/rhymes but just jumping into blending isn't working. Will he get this with some maturity and I shouldn't freak out but just continue what we are doing? Edited to add: I have been considering trying IEW's Primary Arts of Reading/Language this fall but I'm hesitant to spend money on yet another package that we will fail at. Feeling like a failure here today and knowing I need to figure this out. :confused: Edited July 31, 2012 by Verity Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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