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My son age 6 (September birthday) was homeschooled but joined school for the last 8 weeks of summer term. He will be carrying on this septmber. But he cannot read very well. He knows his basic phonics but not many sight words nor english language rules. All the other children in his class can read and he seems to be struggling with this aspect in school. He is given a reading book every day to do which is good but this will not help him develop with his phonics rules. So I need to do a reading program with him at home to help him. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can use to help him learn to read?

post #2 of 7

The BOB books are a phonics based series; I have set 1 which I think includes 16 books. The books also include advice on helping them learn the material.

 

I've also used the Leap Frog DVDs (they may be cheaper on amazon-I've bought a lot of used DVDs through amazon and haven't had any problems); I have Lettery Factory, Talking Words Factory, Code Word Caper, and Learn to Read at the Storybook Factory (covers recognizing punctuation and reading sentences with proper inflection). The Talking Words Factory does review the alphabet letter sounds so you could possibly skip the Letter Factory. I also have the two DVD School House Rock set which is great for grammar. These may be available at your library and through Netflix.

I was slow to learn to read as a child, so I started collecting those DVDs (in addition to the old Electric Factory) when ds was still in diapers bag.gif.

 

Ds also benefited a lot from my reading Dr. Seuss to him and the tongue twister books (like Fox in Socks) were his favorite. My two also love StarFall; it does come on a DVD (which is really pricey) but the same material is available for free online.

post #3 of 7

The Starfall.com website is also good for this.

 

Our library has a copy of Hooked on Phonics, but I've never used it, so I have no idea how good it is. But you might check with the children's librarian at your library and see what they have.

post #4 of 7

http://www.amazon.com/Phonics-Comics-Teeny-Genie-Level/dp/1584768134

 

Check out Phonics Comics (I linked to a random one above). Both of my kids really liked them. Our library has a bunch. Our library also has all of these early/easy readers separated out. It may be worth seeing if any of your local libraries have a section like this.

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post #5 of 7

I used the book "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" to teach each of my three boys to read.  http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Your-Child-Read-Lessons/dp/0671631985

 

It is a very systematic approach.  at your child's age, the first few lessons will be way too easy.  don't skip them, just do a few at a time.  they get much harder as you go but totally do-able.  my boys all did very well with this book.  we did it for about 15 min a night for about 3 months and by the end of it they had a great command of phonics and reading.


I personally loved it because I am a very methodical person and I like to see progress.  We made a little chart and put a sticker on it each time we finished a lesson. 

 

Also, I didn't learn to read/write in english until I was 8 and never got any of the phonics/rules explained to me (I was just trying to catch up with the other kids) so I learned a ton doing this book, lol.

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http://www.amazon.com/Phonics-Comics-Teeny-Genie-Level/dp/1584768134

 

Check out Phonics Comics (I linked to a random one above). Both of my kids really liked them. Our library has a bunch. Our library also has all of these early/easy readers separated out. It may be worth seeing if any of your local libraries have a section like this.

-e


better to buy this book, I guess.

 

Thanks

 

 

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post #7 of 7

We love Reading Eggs (online). My daughter had big resistance to me helping her directly with a lot of phonics. She would choose to do the same levels of Starfall over and over again because she likes to get things right. Reading Eggs moves your child through a series of progressive lessons. It works very well for kids who need a little push to move ahead.

 

There is also a free trial. I think it's 6 weeks.

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