Learning to Read
We started All About Reading Level 1 several months ago with 5yr. old dd. She knew all her letter names and sounds, so this was the next step for her. After a couple lessons though, we put it aside for awhile because she just wasn't ready to continue. She was having some difficulty understanding how to sound out words.
"P-a-m, --- tap!" she would say.
She just wasn't getting it, no matter how much we tried. I didn't want her to become frustrated or unsure of herself, so I decided to let her learn at her own pace and set aside formal reading lessons for awhile.
We started our Nursery Rhyme unit and read lots and lots of books. She helped me "teach" her little sister using All About Reading Pre-Level 1.
|Sight Word Sheet from You Can Read program|
Fast forward a couple months and she was starting to recognize familiar words such as off, on, mom, dad, etc. So this past week we started back up with our reading lessons. Much to my surprise she remembered quite a bit! The assignment for the day was to read two stories in Run, Bug, Run! I wasn't sure how this was going to go--- if she was really ready for reading on her own.
I was shocked when she started reading! I mean, not sounding out the words but reading! We have a new reader in the house! I can't tell you how proud she is of this accomplishment.
She carries this book around the house and will read her stories to whomever will listen. She also sits and reads them over and over on her own! So now we will be moving through the rest of our AAR lessons. She's so excited to learn!
If you are wondering if you child is ready to read, check out this Reading Checklist.
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