Chloe Posted August 5, 2008 Share Posted August 5, 2008 It gets compared to SWR so much, which can be used to teach a child to read, that I was wondering if AAS can be used to teach reading. My ds (5.5) has known all his letter sounds for two years now, but can't seem to get past three-letter short vowel words. He has trouble blending. By the time he makes the last letter sound in a word, he's forgotten what the first sound was. He might sound out the word "sat" one letter at a time, and then when I ask him to put it together to say the word, he'll say "fat" or "mat". I'm really at a loss here. He taught himself the sounds from letter magnets and LeapFrog Letter Factory videos. I honestly thought he would pick up reading just as easily. We've tried 100 EZ Lessons, Phonics Pathways and The Reading Lesson, but he hates them all. He never wants to sit down and do a lesson, even for 10 minutes. He says reading is boring, but he likes for me to read to him. I was thinking that maybe a more hands-on approach would work better. He actually likes writing better than reading. Does AAS sound like it would work for this ds, or should I go with something like Teach America to Read and Spell or Happy Phonics with Explode the Code books. I have SWR, but had trouble implementing it with my two older dc, so I don't think I'd be able to do it with him either, especially with a 22mo running around. Any ideas or advice is greatly appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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