Review sounds: short-a, b, hard-c, d, hard-g, h, m, n, short-o, r, soft-s, hard-s, t Introduce sounds: p and short-i Build words: bit, pit, dip, pin nip, nap, pan, rap, gap, tip, sin, him, dig, is Read: Set 1, Book 5 (“Dot and Mit”) pp. 1-4
Review sounds:: short-a, b, hard-c, d, hard-g, h, short-i, m, n, short-o, p, r, soft-s, hard-s, t Build words: did, sit, big, tin, rip, pig. Read: Set 1, Book 5 (“Dot and Mit”) pp. 5-ff
At this point, Neighbor M. was ready to speed up a lot. She had an excellent memory for sounds and wasn’t easily overwhelmed by the fact that we were adding new ones weekly, or even daily. Because of this, I cut out the review day–the day where she reads the whole book all of the way through–until things were more difficult for her. I had a couple motivations for this. First of all, I wanted to keep it challenging for her, so getting to book six was important. Second of all, her mommy was ready to take over, which was a good thing. However, I found myself wanting to really finish well, and get her as far along as I could so that she was ready to start strong with her mommy as her new teacher.
The timing, by the way, worked out perfectly. It turned out that, in God’s providence, my own Daughter A. was ready to commence reading lessons on the Monday morning following Neighbor M.’s departure. So, all in one week, I lost one reading student while gaining another!
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