Nonie Posted August 10, 2008 Share Posted August 10, 2008 I have a girl starting the 3rd grade this year and I have no clue which spelling program to use. She is a slow reader, but does read at grade level. Again, she reads slow. This is a child who has to really work for everything. The main problem is her written spelling, it is simply not close to 3rd grade. In the past we've used SWO and BJU. (we had to shelf SWO in 1st gr) She did fairly well last year with her weekly spelling list. But if we all study one pattern for the week, we can remember it come Friday as well. The following week, she can recall very little. I do not know if she is dyslexic, she does not write words backwards. NEVER. She does still reverse those common letters. She wrote a little story this week about our vacation and misspelled several words that she should know. For example, she spelled the word "shell" as sell (more than once) she spelled "ocean" as ocen, she spelled "necklace" as nekles, she spelled "chimes" as chimse. She did spell the words wind, panda and remember correctly. We used Phonics Pathways last year and ETC. I am considering going back to Abeka phonics 2 this year but am still undecided. I will gladly take any and all advice. Whether on spelling or phonics. If you have anything to offer please tell me. I still haven't order this years books. In case you're wondering, she seems to be right at an average level in her math skills. Her motor skills are slow, meaning she still writes and cuts rather messy. (I'll take HW advice also, should we venture into cursive this year or wait? She does notice that her friends at church write in cursive) Thank you in advance, Nonie mom to: Annabelle, 10yr old Gracie 8yr old Clara 6 yr old Maggie 4 yr old Hughes and Laura 13mo. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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