My dd will be in Beyond this year for 2nd grade. It offers 3 types of reading levels (phonics, emerging readers, and independent reader). I have two questions:
1) I am not sure how to evaluate her: whether she needs the emerging reader set or if she is ready for the first level of DITHOR. Although I have had her home all year and have heard her read aloud with her phonics, I don't really know what level the first grade Abeka readers would be considered (which is what she's used). She loves to read, doesn't do too bad on comprehension, and tends to have fairly good voice inflection while reading aloud. I do help with accuracy (because sometimes she will skip a word or two). When she reads on her own, she reads Stories from Grandmas Attic, or the American Girl series...although I haven't checked her comprehension with those...only her phonics readers.
2) If I did do DITHOR, does it have to be done independently, or could I still have her read those books aloud to me?
Thank you for your help!
Wife of Jim
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