QUESTION 1) In his free writing, are you seeing fewer spelling mistakes than you were before starting Easyread?
A big YES! Not only can I see improvement in his spelling of basic words, but his attitude to write longer paragraphs on his own has completely changed (this may not be reflected in his writing lab, as we usually do out lessons in the morning, so we have limited time and coming up with what to write is the issue there ). The other day he wrote a third of an A4 lined page for his homework completely on his own and there were only a few mistakes, which he corrected himself after pointing it out, he found all of them in his text and corrected. This was a huge breakthrough for him, as homework writing usually looked like I wrote the text out for him and he just copied. (I know it wasn’t the best but the least damaging to his confidence)