I'm homeschooling, but with the uncertain economy, I want my kids to be ready to go to school if necessary. Currently my first grader doesn't read and I haven't been pushing it. However, I may need the daycare next fall, and I think sending him to second grade unable to read or write would be unkind.
So what's my best bet, do you think? He's a bit resistant incidentally. I feel like I have one chance to do it right! Currently I'm thinking of Reading Eggs and Explode the Code workbooks. He knows all the letters and sounds, but putting it all together has been difficult for him.