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Old 04-10-2019, 01:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Learning to Read Resources -- Share what you've used.

Reading Eggs (online subscription) - it's a while ago since I looked at this, but my older two used it and got on fairly well, though my elder daughter got bored before she got to the end as some of the levels are quite repetitive. There are lots of levels, starting with learning individual letters and then gradually building up until the child is reading sentences. Children earn eggs and unlock various rewards including mini games. The main thing I disliked is that it uses sight words, which I prefer to avoid - I know that plenty of people do like to teach them though.

Teach your monster to read (Usborne books - free website or app to purchase, but the app is occasionally available for free) - my youngest child (age 6) is working through this right now, and my 9 year old also plays it just because she enjoys it. Like Reading Eggs, children work through levels starting with learning letter sounds and building up to reading words and sentences. I think it moves a bit faster than Reading Eggs and I've had to reset my son's saved game because he'd guessed answers and progressed beyond his reading level. Children can earn points which they can use to buy clothes and accessories for their monster. There does seem to be some emphasis on learning sight words alongside phonics practise.

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