I think many children can do just K and 1st, and then use the recommended spelling for 2nd to reinforce those phonics.allgrace wrote: ↑Thu May 12, 2016 6:47 pmI have a question about teaching reading. I used mfw k and first with my son, but he struggled with reading. I have been using All About Reading with him now and it is really helping. All About reading is great, but it has four levels and thus more time consuming, but at the end of the fourth level children should have the skills to read even high school level words.
I am now trying to decide if I should just use mfw k and 1st with my second child. I am wondering how reading is taught in my father's world after first grade and if anyone has had to supplement with another program as their kids grew? Is the phonics in k and first enough for most children or do they need more reading instruction? Thanks in advance for your feedback
My oldest is dyslexic. I didn't figure it out until about 3rd grade. We added All About Spelling (didn't have All About Reading) and her reading really improved.
Next I have twins, one of whom is also dyslexic. I used what I learned about vowel teams and all the sounds that they make to teach 1st slightly different. Since you are using All About Reading, you know about all the vowel teams and "rules." I taught my boys all the sounds the letters make as they learned them. For my boy that wasn't dyslexic, it was enough.
For my dyslexic, I added All About Spelling as soon as we finished 1st grade phonics. That really helped reinforce all I had already taught him.