Reading Software - what to look for
Are you searching for reading software to help you teach phonics? There are so many to choose from it can be a daunting decision to choose the right one.Do you choose one that relies heavily on sight or whole words or one that only uses a few? (I say that because it is hard to find reading software that does not use sightwords.) N.B I have just found Phonics International - It is the ONLY phonics programme I know of that does not use sight words! Check it out - the first unit is FREE. Even if you decide not to go with the programme - the first units printables are well worth downloading! To help you make an informed decision, here are some basic guidelines to help you decide which resource will help you teach your child to read:
guidelines to help you choose the best reading software - make sure you can answer "YES" to the following questions:
How much do reading programs cost?You can expect to pay anything up to $500 for a reading progam. But most would average around the $200 - $300 mark. You can pick up some good deals with 'pre-loved' software from auction sites or homeschool support groups.
Phonics International currently have an amazing deal. I have just downloaded the first unit (free) and will be purchasing this for my own lessons
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