Topic | Reading/Handwriting Lessons through Literature by Barefoot Meandering

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  • Melissa Trotter
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    Has anyone used this curriculum?  It seems like it could be great as far as getting reading, spelling, copywork, dictation, and handwriting practice all together.  If you have used it, can you tell me your honest thoughts?  http://www.lulu.com/shop/kathy-jo-devore/handwriting-lessons-through-literature-elson-readers-primer/ebook/product-22086334.html

    sarah2106
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    I received the Elson primer copy work as a free download last year (through her news letter). I really like it!

    I like it because I can pick the font. We start cursive from the start and finding cursive copy work that is readable for early readers is tough.

    We just use it for copy work. Doing 1-2 lines/day.

     

    I also have the Childs Garden if Verses (I think that is the name) it is good for the same reasons. Longer copy work sections but were good for my DD in 3rd grade last year.

    sarah2106
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    I did try RLTL as well, but it was not a good fit. I like the methods but it did not work for me or my kids.

    I understand reading and spelling going together, but having to write at a young age, neatly, while thinking about the actual spelling rules… They were so focused that the actual words and rules were not “sticking”

    It could also be me 🙂 I grew up being homeschooled and my mom used Spell to Write and Read (very similar methods as RLTL). It worked for my siblings, but not for me at all. So it could be that since I struggled learning withthis style, Ihad a hard time teaching it.

    I much prefer basic phonics, early readers for learing to read, and approaching spelling on its own.

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