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100 Easy Lessons vs. Sing, Spell, Read Write

Posted by on May. 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Does anyone prefer one over the other? And if so, why?
I am looking to get my child started at the kindergarten level either which and am
Just not sure which way to go.

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by on May. 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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oredeb
by on May. 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

 not used any of them, but ive heard good things about both!! i know not very helpful!!

 

Lynette
by Member on May. 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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Tried 100lessons with my oldest, it did not work for him at all. Then went onto sing spell read & write. That worked great for us. I would say borrow 100 lessons from your local library or another homeschooler and try it for a week or 2. If it feels right buy your own copy. It is so much cheaper then sing spell that it is worth a try. So many homeschoolers swear by 100 lessons that I would try it before investing in Sing spell.
Right now I am working on finding the right approach with my 2nd child. Sing Spell did not click for him. So now I am going to try another approach. My oldest son is a very auditory learner where as my 2nd is more of a visual learner. As much as I like the phonics style of teaching reading I don't think it's going to work for my visual learner.
MrsSamMerlotte
by Member on May. 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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debramommyof4
by Silver Member on May. 29, 2013 at 12:06 PM

 We love sing spell read and write.  I have not tried the other.  But many people swear by it.

lucsch
by on May. 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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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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