athena1277 Posted August 21, 2012 Share Posted August 21, 2012 Ds started K this year, only about 2 weeks after he turned 5yo. (We always start in July.) We spent the first 5 weeks doing the first 26 lessons of OPG where you learn/practice learning letters and sounds. He already knew them fairly well, but I wanted to make sure he had them learned well. Last week we started the lessons where you use letters to sound out CVC words. We have gone slow and repeated a lot, but he just doesn't seem to understand. He can sound out the word, but has no idea what the word is. Today we read the simple sentence "Dan can bat" and he could not tell me what the sentence was. He sounded out the words several times, but it just did not translate into anything that made sense to him. He also cannot remember the sightword "the" from one day to the next (it's the only one we have gotten to so far). Today when I showed him the word, he guessed "it". I have no idea what to do now. He is doing well in all of his other subjects. He's flying through K math and is making great progress in learning to write. I don't know if we should just do letter sound activities, keep working on CVC words and hope it clicks, or something else. I love OPG, but I have started wondering if a reading program that does the nonsense type words (example: ba, be, bi, bo, bu) would work better. Please help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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