not used any of them, but ive heard good things about both!! i know not very helpful!!
We love sing spell read and write. I have not tried the other. But many people swear by it.
I didn't use either.
I started to use another program in K4, so dd entered Sonlight's Learning to Read program at the Readers1/LA1 level in K. They use Explode the Code as a basis, though the actual workbook is "optional". The lessons teach what is needed and their beginner readers lead right into reading real children's books. What I loved about it is they use a combination of sight words and phonics---very effective. The child NEVER reads anything they aren't prepared to read.
In the middle of her K year, something clicked, and she just "got" it. She was reading books at the beginning of her 1st grade year like The Wizard of Oz and Dr. Dolittle...not abridged, the originals!
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