From my own experience, most kids need a mix of phonics and sight words. I don't believe that either approach on it's own works. Maybe your daughter needs some simpler books that she can just "learn". Do you think that if she had a few books that she could read via sight words along - that might raise her confidence level and spark her interest in learning more techniques (phonics) to read harder books?
8/10/09 at 2:25pm