Topic: phonics
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May 19th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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We used a handed down Hooked on Phonics set but I don't think I'd reccomend HOP for a new reader (more as a supplemental for a struggling reader). Ds is definitely a much stronger "whole word" reader but I really want him to have a strong phonics foundation as well. HOP didn't offer much additional practice (it was pretty much just word lists with an occasional book tossed in) or drill leaving the parent to add it in when they see fit. Like I said though, it was an older set so they may have revamped it since then I've since discovered the Explode the Code series and we both like these a lot (and they're pretty cheap too!). Explode the Code offers a variety of different excercises that not only reinforce phonics but comprehension, spelling and handwriting as well!
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