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The Writing Road to Reading

We've tried lots of different things when it comes to learning how to read.  I have mainly been discovering ways to torture myself and then wimping out.  But I finally broke down and ordered The Writing Road to Reading.  It was recommended to me a few years ago and it had been in the back of my mind. And then I needed to reach the 25 dollar mark on Amazon for free shipping and I saw it

Writing Road to Reading 5th Rev Ed: The Spalding Method for Teaching Speech, Spelling, Writing, and Reading (Harperresource Book)

I decided that I might as well give it a go with this new year. I started reading and I started getting even more scared of my ability to teach our daughter to read.  There are scripts and cards and writing and philosophies.  After two weeks in I'm still not sure that I'm doing it correctly, but Hannah seems to be grasping the sounds and shapes of the letters much better than she has with any other system that we have used.  I think I might need to take a class or two to make sure that I teach her as well as she deserves. 

I have enjoyed the writing on the chalk board and I'm not really looking forward to switching over to paper, but I know that it will happen eventually.  I have improved my own penmanship with the few lessons we have done and I wish that someone had used the clock formation system with me when I was younger. 

I would say that if you are having a reluctant reader, this might be a good system for you and for them.

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