Hello Miss Sarah (and I like to include Mr. David, since he is a part of day!),
Just a little update since I think you asked about such things a week or two ago.
First off, we are thrilled with the material. We started the EasyRead system when four years of traditional phonics and the some whole language programs did not help our fourth child, a seven and half year old girl, learn to read. We’ve homeschooled all four children, with the older two now in university. The challenges that our daughter presented were perplexing to me, and the school district was not willing to provide services. A friend recommended a website that mentioned EasyRead and now here were are, 40 some lessons in and the progress she has made is so encouraging.
Two months ago, she wouldn’t pick up a pencil to write her name. Now she wants to record all sorts of things and sounds words out as she writes them. Two months ago, she could not consistently read words like “cat”, “sit” or “net”. Even though she knew what each sound was individually, she could not piece them together to make a word. And now she is doing that. She is able to read most of the problems in her math workbook, which is a huge accomplishment. She is becoming more secure in her reading/ decoding.
And her spelling is remarkable. The Funky Monkey Jungle … Game(sorry), is fantastic. I am so surprised that she can do this and her 9.5yr old sister watches over her shoulder on this part to learn her spelling:). I think she enjoys nearly all the games, and I appreciate the variety, with each one seeming to focus on one or two essentials for reading. The time necessary for each day is just about right and I try to take advantage of the extra games when we can.
The rewards are appropriately given and she is always so excited to earn them and then wait for it in the mail! Thank you for thinking of even this:)
As David says, “Well done! That’s it for today!”