Every so often, I notice that Elliot takes a huge leap in his reading ability. Just recently he’s taken one of those leaps. We’ve been reviewing our book of sounds for a couple weeks now, and I’ve already noticed it’s helped him to more quickly identify the sounds of the letter combinations he’s seeing. His reading is starting to “flow” much more now and he’s so much faster. He’s even really getting good at using intonation where it’s appropriate. Listening to him read used to be a bit of a tension-filled time for me, but now it’s really becoming an enjoyable experience.
To give you an idea of what he’s reading, this is where he’s at in his Pathway Reader. He can fly through a 5-6 page chapter in it in just a few minutes.