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Extra phonic program??? (piog)

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 My son is about half way through K (we are using MFW). He is starting to read but it is very choppy and not getting any better. He sounds out every word still. Even after a few weeks of reading the same book he has to sound out every word. Would adding Alpha-Phonics to this work?? I think he needs more practice and he is getting bored with the books we have so I thought this might be a good cheap way of getting more practice. Any one try this or have any ideas?? Thanks!!

by on Jun. 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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by on Jun. 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM


Quoting luvthesoap:

IMO, you don't need another phonics program, you just need some trips to the libaray. Take him there & let HIM pick out the books. If he is into bugs or dinasusrs, or wahtver let him check out books on the subject. That way he will be reading, and not get board reading the same things all the time. Another thing is for you to read to him, and for  yourself. Make your home a reading enviroment. Let him know it's fun to read. 

Betty in Ky

 My problem with the library is I'm having trouble finding books with just short vowel sounds. I read to him all the time he is just wanting more that he can read on his own. Thanks for your help. Maybe I just need to search harder at the library.

by on Jun. 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Here's some to buy if you are looking...|2%22%5d&FORM=R5FD38 

The titles might also give you an idea of things to look for at the library.  

Here is a link to the free samples at, so you can see if it's something you would find worth investing in.  We had a site license for our whole school to use it, so it was a big budget saver, but I'm not sure how expensive it is for one.

Here's their leveling criteria to help you choose the appropriate level to print.

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