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  1. Kaye Byard
    @ 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?

  2. crowsnest
    @ 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)?

  3. crowsnest
    @ 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!

  4. jessica
    @ 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.

  5. ScienceGeek
    @ 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:

    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.

  6. Jeannie Fulbright
    @ 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.

  7. Anonymous
    @ 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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