K, but already reading

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K, but already reading

Postby fishchick72 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:49 pm

I am planning to use LHFHG for K, this August, but my son is already a beginning reader. He did Your Baby Can Read as a baby & at age 3 we did Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons & then moved on to Bob Books. What should I do in LHFHG when it says to do phonics?
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Re: K, but already reading

Postby StephanieU » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:26 am

Can he read Level 2 I can Read books? If not, then you want to use some sort of phonics program to get to that level before starting the Emerging Readers. The Reading Lesson might be a good option. You can go fast through what he already knows, and then slow down at the new things. Phonics Pathways or Explore the Code would be other options.
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Re: K, but already reading

Postby fishchick72 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:43 pm

I'm not sure what level he is at.....how do I know??
But I know he hates phonics & gets bored with it & will eventually hate reading altogether if I try to do anymore phonics with him. That's really not an option & since my husband & I both learned to read without being taught phonics we don't see it as necessary at all.
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Re: K, but already reading

Postby StephanieU » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:05 pm

Public libraries normally have the books. We also own some that we bought at Costco and the local Christian bookstore. Frog and Toad is a good "benchmark" book to see if they are ready for the Emerging Readers. We found that the hardest Bob books were on level with the "My First" I Can Read Books.
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DD (11) Rev2Rev (completed LHFHG, Beyond, Bigger, Preparing, CtC, and RtR)
DS (9) Preparing (completed LHFHG, Beyond, and Bigger plus some of LHTH)
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Re: K, but already reading

Postby fishchick72 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:19 pm

Ok, thanks, he's currently in the 2nd set of Bob books, but I'm sure he'll be done with even the 3rd set by the time we begin K.
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Re: K, but already reading

Postby StephanieU » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:15 pm

Depending on how you buy them, there are 4 or 5 sets (Costco has 4 sets because they combine some). We went through all 5 sets then some My First I Can Read books and then some Level 1 I Can Read books before starting the ER set. We already owned the Beginner's Bible, so I knew she could read those stories. But we are only doing 1 story out of the Bible a day most days, although 2 are often scheduled. We are in no hurry to get to DITHOR, and ER books get to a 4th grade reading level by the last book.
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Re: K, but already reading

Postby fishchick72 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:40 pm

Thanks so much!!
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