Monday, July 20, 2009
Lovin' the Now I'm Reading series
Still working on getting child #3 to read fluently. Well, I was working on it until I got a bit caught up in this whole "getting ready to move" business. Now we're just letting things stew for a while. Maybe by the time we get to Hawaii, Arwen will have hit a developmental milestone and be reading easily...
Anyway, I wanted to mention how much I love the Now I am Reading series. I have gone through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Lessons with all three of my girls. I picked this curriculum not because had researched all the wonderful possibilities, but because I typed "teach your child to read" into the Amazon search and that is what came up. So far it has worked just fine. Of course, I have only made it about halfway through with each of my girls.
That's when the Now I am Reading Series come in. Reading from real books has been so much more fun for my girls than reading from a phonics curriculum. Level 1 is all short vowel sounds, Level 2 is long vowel sounds and Level 3 is new sounds and blends*. We have one set for each level and by the time we have gone through each level the girls have been ready to start reading easy readers. I just finished level 3 with Arwen and will start working through easy readers after the move. It is almost sad to be leaving these cute books behind...almost... it will be more fun to have 3 readers in the house.
*apparently there is a Level 4 also