When you first started reading? This year's main focus has been learning to read for Zephyr. Mrs. Jana (fellow Texas homeschooler & blogger) told us about The Well Trained Mind . I agree with the author's suggested use of literature to teach Zephyr and Saenz.
We have also used: Hooked on Phonics, Reading Eggs, Reading Rabbit, McGuffey's, migratory flocks of primers, and sight word flash cards.
The lovely thing is one afternoon we got my WALKING DEAD: Compendium 1 delivered and Zephyr realized he could read the words. Mind you! He did sound out an expletive but, I was just so happy he connected his past lessons into actual reading. PHEW! I feel like I have done my job as a teacher.
Now Zephyr is reading whatever, he gets his hands on and has the confidence to tell me (SSSSSSHHHH) it is his turn. Plus now I have been looking for movies with subtitles in English to help his fluency. So this year we will be ordering Sonlight Multi Core C (2nd grade) plus more readers for him at 3rd reading level.
So let me invite ya'll to do a happy dance.
We have a new reader in the chicken coop!
Happy Easter to All who pass here.