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BlessedToBeMe
Homeschool Moms
December 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I'm looking for advice on a good first grade curriculum, mainly for reading.

I'm not actually homeschooling but my 7 yr old is having a hard time in reading. I'v been working with him at home but I feel like I could be doing more. I'm not really good at teaching so I'd like something that will be easy for me to do with him, basically telling me what to do.

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  • joyful_mama
    December 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Maybe he's not ready. This is why I homeschool. Government schooling lumps kids at certain ages all together and does not account for developmental differences.

    I've never used curriculum so I've no suggestions.

  • BlessedToBeMe
    December 30, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    i understand that, I'm not trying to push him into anything just trying to help him understand it better b/c what I'm doing isn't really helping him

    Quoting joyful_mama:

    Maybe he's not ready. This is why I homeschool. Government schooling lumps kids at certain ages all together and does not account for developmental differences.

    I've never used curriculum so I've no suggestions.


  • joyful_mama
    December 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Play games like Scrabble or other word games. Spell out signs. Read to him while running your finger under the words.

    Quoting BlessedToBeMe:

    i understand that, I'm not trying to push him into anything just trying to help him understand it better b/c what I'm doing isn't really helping him

    Quoting joyful_mama:

    Maybe he's not ready. This is why I homeschool. Government schooling lumps kids at certain ages all together and does not account for developmental differences.

    I've never used curriculum so I've no suggestions.



  • somuchlove4U
    December 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM
    Try reading eggs. It's an online program and you do have to pay, but it helped my daughter greatly.
  • catholicmamamia
    December 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    We love Seton, but it is Catholic curriculum so it may not be for everyone.. :o) 

  • JasonsMom2007
    December 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM
    it's not a curriculum but I've taught my son using Bob books. he's 5 and reading at 3rd grade level now.
  • JoJoBean8
    January 3, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    bump

  • Sarah725
    January 3, 2013 at 2:28 PM
    I just have my DD read a little every day. I think that helps.
  • BlessedToBeMe
    January 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    we read every day(both him to me & me to him) & do sight word flash cards. He's just catching on really slow so I was looking for more creative ways to just reinterate what he needs to practice

    Thanks :)

    Quoting Sarah725:

    I just have my DD read a little every day. I think that helps.


  • melindabelcher
    mel
    January 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM
    Teach your child to read in 100 lessons.
    It's come highly recommended to me by many variety of homeschoolers.

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