I purchased the CM Delightful Reading Kit – I’m so excited! I would like to know from others – has this been a comprehensive program including reading, spelling and phonics or are there CM resources that I should add to our curriculum to complete it? Any help is appreciated!
Does anyone have suggestions?
I also have just purchased this but keep getting drawn to the intensive phonics programs. But my most recent thinking is this..how could a CM education, full of living books, not teach reading in a way that works. I would assume if we could find a statistic on the literacy rates of students coming out of CM schools it would be pretty high. I am going to quit the indecisiveness cycle and use it this year and see how we do. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
Forgot to mention that I plan on reading Uncovering the Logic of English as I implement DR.
I’m having similar thoughts binky – to “quit the indecisiveness cycle”. More than likely the book contains much, naturally and as we implement DR we’ll certainly be reinforcing phonics as we know it. I’ll check out “Uncovering the Logic of English” as well; haven’t heard of it. Thanks for your input!
Your welcome! Hopefully we will get more comments. Let me know what you think about uncovering the logic. There has been a little talk about it on this forum which is how I heard about it. I am going to use their cursive program and then if I am not satisfied with DR switch to their Logic of English phonics program.
oh – I love what I’m reading about Uncoverin the Logic of English! How awesome is that!?! I hope that we get more comments on here as well, give it time I guess. So what do you mean about “their Logic of English phonics program”? Where do you find such?
If you go to the website for uncovering the logic (I would post the link but I don’t know how:)) you can find their handwriting program and their phonics program called Logic of English. Let me know if you can’t find it and I will get the website for you.
I found the webpage, thanks so much! I’ll be reviewing their stuff. I did purchase the kindle book Logic of English – hoping to read it this week!MamaSnowParticipant
I think it was me that brought up Uncovering the Logic of English. =) FWIW, when my son is ready to start reading lessons, I’m planning to use CM style lessons with him (as in DR, although not planning to use the kit), and incorporate the phonograms and spelling rules found in the Logic of English during the ‘word building’ stage. I used this basic method teaching my dd how to read (without these exact materials since I didn’t have them at the time) and it worked really well for her. Seems to me the best of both worlds if you like the CM approach to reading, but prefer a little more direct instruction in phonics.
I think the key is diligent use of the resources you have available. I have watched many home schoolers (myself included) lay aside a perfectly good curriculum based on the claims if a second curriculum. The second is ditched for a third…. You’re better off diligently using what you have for at least a year. Each method has strengths and weaknesses. But, unless there is a huge readiness indication that it’s not time to even begin, save your money and pursue using what you have already. Whether CM style, intensive phonics, or a combination of things you’ve read up on through the use of library books, your children will eventually read. The key is to make sure they see it as a joyful pursuit, even the learning stages.
BTW, I’ve used all sorts of things. I can recommend them for their strengths and warn against them for their weaknesses. But, the reality is, looking back, I can see the the changes in curriculum are more detrimental than sticking with diligent practice.
Yes it was and thank you so much. I have spent A LOT of time on their website and watched the videos that are available. I was planning on using their LOE but due to cost factors I am going to use what I have and just read her book. I have two struggling readers so I am going to try this route first with DR and then LOE if necessary. I am hoping to go on from there into the Latin road to grammar.
Thanks,so much. I am finally feeling at peace with another decision:)
Yes, I haven’t invested in the curriculum either – I don’t need anymore stuff either! =) But I think her book by itself is a great reference for the rules and sounds to use alongside DR/CM style reading lessons during the word building phase. Glad you are feeling at peace about the direction you need to take…that’s the best. =)
Thanks for your advice Jen. I am certainly not ready to trade-in on another curriculum, just looking to add to it if need-be. I am confident in what I have and know, just always looking for further insight! I am so thankful to learn about LOE – what a great resource – and I agree, the curriculum is not needed – I’ll use what I glean from the book to accompany DR – sounds so fun!my3boysParticipant
This program/book is very similar to Reading Reflex, which I used with one of my dc. I wish I had used something like this or RR with my oldest, who I believe struggles with reading, at times, because of how he was taught.
After reading some of the samples on their site, my ds who struggles, is the boy they speak of who is a logical thinker and becomes very frustrated with our language. Til this day, I wish I had taught him to read using a program/book such as RR or Uncovering…..
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