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Chris in VA
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I have a dear friend (who may wander onto the Boards) who has a lovely little 2nd grade boy (young, with a July bday).He is reading a few months below grade level and is being eval'd for a few learning differences incl ADD or ADHD and maybe some eye/vision therapy needed stuff (or will be, soon).

 

We love going thru SOTW together--he does well with copywork (doesn't like to write, but is ok w/fine motor), reads about a 1.5 or 1.7 level, but I haven't tested him in a while. He's been using Abeka 2 LA and it's all worksheets. He has read thru the entire story bible that comes with MFW K, but doesn't pick up and read anything on his own. I think it may be that he is always reading at the top of his skills instead of being given easier materials to develop fluency. He's not quite into  Nate the Great or MTH level, if that provides any info.

 

I'd like to recommend something else--either an all-in-one, or just LA. I get to do the fun stuff ala SOTW with him, but his parents just do LA and math (Singapore). I feel so bad for them and want to recommend something fun and something that may be less of a struggle. They tried FLL, but switched to Abeka (and did Abeka K, too).

 

I may delete...-any recommendations? I've looked at HOD, didn't like--they are Christian, with First Peoples backrounds (so no Light and Glory or stuff like that for history--they do love SOTW, but I am thinking maybe book 3 will be too much).

 

 

 

 

 

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How about All About Reading? It's scripted for the parent (easy to use), has hands-on activities (cutting, pasting) so it's not workbook-y, and uses the tiles which are great for active children. It has little stories in readers that seem to be at grade level so fluency can be achieved.

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How about All About Reading? It's scripted for the parent (easy to use), has hands-on activities (cutting, pasting) so it's not workbook-y, and uses the tiles which are great for active children. It has little stories in readers that seem to be at grade level so fluency can be achieved.

 

:iagree:   It sounds like AAR might be a great fit

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This isn't quite what you are asking for, but I wanted to recommend books that may interest him for pleasure reading. If he isn't quite at MTH then he may be at the level of Henry and Mudge or the Mr Putter and Tabby series. My ds LOVED these books so much that he still reads them years later because he finds them so funny (especially Mr Putter).

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I would give him a fun computer type of game to work on phonics and get the reading level up. He probably knows, or has seen, all the basic phonograms but just needs practice. Something like Reading Eggs that he could do independently would take the pressure off.

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