lexi Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 I need to get my thoughts straight for this year.... Right now I am using Phonics Road Level 1 with my oldest. I like it. I like the way it teaches phonograms, rules, building codes, etc. I feel like it's simple and effective and I've learned a ton through using it. I had planned to move right into Level 2 when we were ready. My daughter is almost 7 and has been slowly working through Level 1 for more than a year. We will probably be finished with Level 1 by Christmas. My problem is that I don't know if she'll be ready for the amount of work in Level 2. It seems to have more components and much more writing. I don't want to rush her or make her frustrated. I was thinking it might be best to start with it next fall instead and give her a little more time. I also feel she needs more practice applying the rules before we keep going. We were doing so well and right now she's frustrated with spelling and stalling out. So.....here are my options: A) Move into Level 2 and continue to take it slow. I worry that she's just not ready. B) After finishing Level 1 do some review. I just don't know how I could make it interesting or creative and I'm worried she's going to be sick of the same old thing. We're also having a baby so I'm worried that I won't pull something together. C) Put her in All About Reading Level 2 and let her practice reading and blending and keep reviewing the phonograms that it teaches (doesn't it use the same method?). Her brother and sister are in other levels of AAR and they love it and I think she wants to do it too. D) Get her some levels of All About Spelling to practice with in the spring. We've been using the letter tiles with PR and she loves it. I think she would enjoy the hands on approach but would it be in conflict with PR? And what level should I start with? Level 2? E) Get both AAR and AAS and work through them together this spring. Is this overkill? I'm leaning toward one of the last options but I want to make sure I'm not going to confuse her. I don't think we're ready for all the grammar and additional rules of PR so I wanted to take our time. She sits in our our AAR lessons and seems upset that she can't participate. She's also specifically asked to do something different for spelling. I thought that by giving her a break this spring we could see what happened and then I could decide for next year. Someone chime in and give me some pros and cons please!!! Do something? Do nothing? Try something new? :confused: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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