We have been using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons as our primary learning-to-read curriculum. While some may find it too simplistic, we love it and are having wonderful success with it.
The first 15 lessons focused on short a, long e, t, s, m, d, r and short i. She is learning to sound out simple words and has so far covered it, is, at, mat, sat, rat, meet, see, me, seem, read (learning that the a is silent), ear (silent a), ram, am, sam etc. At the end of each lesson she is instructed to practice writing two of the lesson’s sounds/letters. Beginning with lesson 13, a section on reading comprehension with pictures was introduced and included a simple sentence for her to read along with the picture.
Today was lesson 16 and introduced “th”.
In all, Helana is doing very well on this program and I find it easy to administer and the amount of time required for each lesson is ideal for short attention spans.