Good Morning! I am considering using Delightful Reading and am thinking about putting Classical Phonics alongside for a little more phonics instruction. Has anyone done this or something similar? I have children in the following stages:
DD10-Natural reader. Learned to read using 100 Easy Lessons and took off from there. Devours books but has a hard time with more complex words. Does okay with spelling, but I can tell she would really benefit from actually knowing the phonograms. I am wondering whether to do Spelling Wisdom with her, but I guess that may be another discussion!
DS7(8 in Nov.)-Learned to read using The Reading Lesson. I would still call him a beginning/sometimes struggling reader. This is my guy that I am sure I could have diagnosed with ADD, possibly somewhere on the autism spectrum, if I desired a label for him. Loves to read; wants so badly to read, but still struggles. Once again, I am thinking some phonics instruction could really help him.
DSalmost4-This little guy REALLY wants to read. He knows some letter names and sounds and wants to know what EVERYTHING says.
There's a baby in the mix. Maybe I'll get things figured out by the time she wants to read. :)
Anyway, I am thinking about starting DS4 with Delightful Reading, placing DS7 in DR where appropriate and using Classical Phonics alongside for the older two especially. Classical Phonics looks gentle and easy to implement, and I think it would help me see what they know and what they could use help with.
Any input/ideas/additional suggestions? Would DD10 benefit from spelling in addition to this, or would that be overkill? Thanks all!