Phonics Question

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  1. Luckatlas

    Luckatlas New Member

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    I am newish to homeschooling. I have a 6 year old (1st grade) and a 7 year old (2nd grade). They both read very well, even difficult words. They also read in Spanish pretty well. Do I still need to work on Phonics with them? I am planning to follow a Classical education model this next school year and almost all the different publishers include a phonics program. I was not planning to add phonics thinking it unnecessary since my kids are already readers... any advice???
     
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  3. featherhead

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    Hi! Sorry no one has responded to your post yet. Are your kids good spellers as well? Phonics really helps with spelling too. You could use a phonics based spelling program.
     
  4. eyeofthestorm

    eyeofthestorm Active Member

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    If they are both reading very well, I probably wouldn't go with a phonics program, but instead consider a well integrated Language Arts curriculum.
     
  5. Jackie

    Jackie Active Member

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    I agree with what has been said. There's no need to push rules they already know, but I could see getting a spelling program that is phonics based.

    I did use a reading workbook at that age that covered both comprehension and a bit of phonics. (My oldest especially sounds a lot like your girls!) It was fairly cheap, and was just a reassurance for me (being new at the time for homeschooling) that I wasn't "missing" anything. If I had to do it over again knowing what I know now, I'd probably not get it unless someone gave it to me free.
     

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