Brenda in TX wrote:I was planning to do the English from the Roots Up, but only with my 12yo, because my 10yo has some LD and is not yet reading. I planned on doing the Roots program with the other 3 in a year or 2 when I can do them all together. But after reading through the intro to that book, I wondered if I couldn't just do this with him now, but doing it more orally as we do his other work. Then maybe review in a few years when we are doing it with the youngest. Does anyone have any experience that is helpful here?
Does anyone else have children with LD's that has done the CTG program? What advice can you give me?
I'm don't really know enough about the Roots book or CTG since I have not seen them. But I used to work with LD children a very long time ago and these were younger that yours, but I did find that doing class work orally was sometimes the key for a child.
I think your plan is great - to try to do it orally now and then let him go through the book again with your younger child. You can always give it a try. If it's too frustrating now, just let him wait until your younger one goes through it. I think English from the Roots Up is more of an extra anyway isn't it - and not the main grammar book? Also, I noticed the description says for grade 2- high school, so there's plenty of time to attempt it later if it's too much for him right now.
Hope this helps some!