Knowing that every child is different, I'm hoping some experienced moms can share their experiences and offer me some insight!
My 7 yo son is taking quite a long time to learn to read...we've been at this now for well over a year. I am using the whole language approach along with CM methods and feel it's a very complete method. He knows some sight words and some word families. We've been learning whole sentences from interesting books. He'll get to know those sentences well, but when taken out of context, will not be able to pick out a word he just *read* from the book. We play games, review with flashcards, make sentences, learn sight words, and spell words using manipulatives. If he's just not ready to read yet and/or this back and forth is a normal learning process, I'm okay with that. But is there a way to know that it's not my teaching that is the problem? Or will a child who is ready to read be able to learn those skills with any decent method?