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Old 02-03-2007, 11:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone actually use this? I borrowed a copy from a friend and it's making me : . Maybe I'm missing a major point, but it just seems unnecessarily complicated. Can you give a mama a clue?

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haven't used it but here's some reviews-maybe they can give some hints?:
http://www.homeschoolreviews.com/rev...ws.aspx?id=369

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That was really my response too. When my older dd was learning her letters, she spent most of her time writing. I looked at this book, and decided it wasn't for us. If its any help, we did use Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons, but even that is pretty boring and dry, so it was only a small part in her learning to read and write.
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I've used it. The fifth edition is a must, and there are some new lesson plan manuals that I haven't seen but that might be good. Mostly I used it for phonograms and spelling. I tried their comprehension stuff, but I didn't love it. Of course, I also took the training course, and that helped a lot.
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I bet the training course would really help. I wanted to love it because I've seen it recommended in Waldorf circles, but it just isn't doing anything for me.

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Made my head spin as well! I believe it's written by Spaulding. Wanda Sanseri wrote a similar program call Spell to Write to Read. I think it's easier to use than Writing Road to Reading, but it was still more than my poor self could get my head around.

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