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Old 01-29-2013, 01:01 PM
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Default Help...Kindergarten and 2nd grader...boys

I have a 5 year old son who is having a lot of problems with letter sounds, red words, and compare numbers (which number is larger/smailler etc), understand that letter makes a word(blending sounds)...please help with ideas or website to help...he love playing learning games on the computer.

My 2nd grader is having problem understanding what he reads....he knows the words but he dont understand and sometime is unable to write down wha the just read in his own words...I would like fun ideas on how to have them to do a book report on each chapter so he could really start to understand what he's read
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:15 PM
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It's very normal - especially for boys - to have trouble with letters, sounds, blends, and reading new words until they're about 7 years old (in fact, some teaching methods don't even introduce reading until age 7.)

I wouldn't expect a 2nd grader to be able to put throughts into words just yet. Are you using a writing and/or comprehension curriculum?

For the younger child, I'd suggest using the (free) Starfall website. There is also a paid version which is fabulous, but the free version is fine for phonics. For the older, I'd suggest Reading Comprehension from Varied Subject Matter (published by EPS) and Writing Strands (the earliest book). RCVSM starts in 2nd grade, if I remember correctly. Writing Strands isn't a "graded" curriculum. It's for preschool thru college, and you move to the next book when you're ready, no matter the age.
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