Today’s was the first reading lesson with my four-year-old (henceforth known as The Singer) that I’ve been happy with. The first few times we tried using Hooked on Phonics, we went too fast. Today’s lesson went as follows:
- I read Dr. Seuss’s ABC to her, pointing to each word as I read. She recited along to about 60% of the book.
- We ran around the house 3 times.
- We went through her alphabet flashcards, with her holding the cards to take ownership of her learning.
- We ran around the house 3 or 4 times.
- We practiced with our word family eggs (found here).
- We ran around the house 4 times.
- We read two pages from the Hooked on Phonics level 1 Workbook (-at words only).
- We read only the pages about Pat from Hop on Pop. She was able to do this easily, with her reading the -at words and me reading the rest.
- We ran around the house 5 or 6 times.
- She read the first “story” in the Hooked on Phonics workbook.
- We high-fived, and I gave her stickers.
I think this is the pace that is going to work for us.