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Old 09-14-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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Hi there!

Is anyone using this program for reading? I am piloting it this year and I'd love to hear thoughts.

Thanks so much!


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The program is awful. The phonic component (first grade) is weak and the reading part is difficult, even for my strong readers. The emphasis is too much on text evidence, therefore missing the mark on teaching the kids how to read. Definitely not developmentally appropriate. The teacher's guide is a nightmare as well. The print is tiny, directions are unclear as to when the practice book is used and many other materials that come with it, and the writing is a joke.

Overall, the program should be trashed. I don't feel I'm teaching my children to read, instead I'm constantly reading to them nonfiction relevant text that are beyond their level of comprehension. Run before you regret it.
Why in the world did my district not pilot the program before adopting it?!?!?!
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I liked the laying of the foundations of the first 20 days, but the regular stuff just feels so disjointed. Our district is adopting it, and I just don't like it.
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