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  1. Kaye Byard
    October 11, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    I have used Saxon phonics in a kindergarten and first grade classroom and LOVE it!!! However, I am currently looking for something for some struggling fourth grade readers that will teach them the basics without them thinking it is babyish. I found some of these programs for sale on Ebay and then read your blog and I really think this is something that will work with them. Would you recommend using it for fourth grade reading intervention groups?

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  2. crowsnest
    July 29, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    We used Saxon phonics k-3 grade for all my children. My middle son, aged 13, still has trouble with spelling. I am considering getting this program as we are already familiar with the coding processes this author uses in her books. Would I need another spelling program for my 13 year old or would this work for him to use as a spelling course next year (8th grade)?

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  3. crowsnest
    July 29, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    Hi! We used Saxon Phonics K-3 grade for all my children. My middle son, now 13, still has trouble with spelling. I am considering this program for him next year as we are already familiar with the authors method of coding and attacking each word. Would I need another spelling program for my son if using this program? About how long does it take to teach each lesson? I ask due to next year we are adding my youngest child into K, and my time is limited in how long each day I can spend doing it. I do know the program takes teacher involvement and time 🙂 Thanks so much!

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  4. jessica
    March 22, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    I have a 12 year old 6th grader who is having ahard time spelling as well as reading. I think the reading is because she can't decode the words. I'm torn between Saxon Phonics Intervention and All About Spelling. Any feed back would be helpful.

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  5. ScienceGeek
    January 1, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    Have you read the book "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Sally Shaywitz? She has an MD/PhD and is the head of the Yale Institute for Dyslexia. It gives a really good description of the biological reasons for dyslexia. It's an excellent book. I'd also spend time at the website:

    http://www.dys-add.com

    There is a lot of information on dyslexia, as well as programs to help teach a dyslexic to read and spell.

    Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that results from a different brain structure. While dyslexia can be remediated and the dyslexic brain can be trained to use more efficient pathways for reading and spelling, dyslexia can't be cured.

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  6. Jeannie Fulbright
    August 27, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    If he has auditory processing issues, you might try to find a more visual way to teach him – with short very detailed videos. He might also have dyslexia. In that case, I recommend the Davis Dyslexia institute. It is the only "cure" I know of for Dyslexia.

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  7. Anonymous
    August 27, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

    My son just turned 10 and is in the 4th grade. We have tried numerous programs-saxon phonics K and 1, explode the code, and Bob Jones Phonics. We have done vision therapy and are currently doing auditory processing therapy. He is barely reading at a 2nd grade level. Do you feel this would give him a good foundation or would it be too advanced? Thanks

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