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Need help with1st grade reading curriculum...
March 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM
Hi!!! I have a 6 year old dd who has had a really hard time this year in reading. We started the year out using abeka but I think that it is moving too fast for her. I'm thinking about going ahead and ordering a new curriculum and starting 1st grade over with something that will go a little slower... Does anyone have any suggestions for a slow reader?


  • romacox
    by romacox
    March 7, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Reading is my expertise.  My children are grown, but I still tutor, and give home school workshops.  Because my method is so successful, three college professors now ask me to come to their classes to teach my method to their future teachers. Following are some websites to help  you and your daughter..

    Ring Around The Phonics is language arts disguised as a game board. It comes with everything you need to teach reading including 14 early reader books.   Because it has static cling letters, it can be used to teach phonics, blending, vocabulary, spelling and more.  The children love the activity cards which teach comprehension and listening skills.  They particularly like crowning their character with the gold and blue ring of knowledge.  

    Also be sure to look at the first video on the following link: It explains the most common obstacle for children learning to read:   Hear Phonic Sounds Free

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    March 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM

     also all about reading is a good one!

  • AutymsMommy
    March 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I second All About Reading for a struggling reader. From what I understand, it moves too slowly for some children who are reading well, but works beautifully all the same.

  • debramommyof4
    March 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

     My 7 year old loved Sing Spell Read and Write.  But we use Starfall and it helped them too.

  • energygirl
    March 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    instead of buying a whole new curriculum...I wonder if it might help to just reinforce where they are at now (like if they can read short vowel sound more of those from the library but then add some sight word flash cards or something?)  From what I have read, a lot of kids have a hard time reading...especially before age 8......but then catch up just fine later. 

  • JuicyRedTomato
    March 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Hooked on Phonics works really well for us.

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