We're recently added reading for 20 minutes every day. We have these readers from Science Life Cycle books that are subject oriented that take approximately 20 minutes to read with some talking time in the midst of it. I was very impressed tonight with the lad's ability to read a book about "Chickens" tonight.
We play a variety of word games when we can... anything from.. give me a noun, an adjective and a verb... okay.. can you read this story? Many times they are funny which suits this humour filled 8 year old just fine. :)
The other day I pulled out some letter tiles that I picked up from somewhere and I challenged him first... Can you make these magnetic words plural?
I spelled a word... and said.. so .. think you can change it to another word?
Then I changed it.
He changed it.
TH... UN...D...ER... (I really really emphasized the sounds...and yeah.. that's me falling back on phonics). :) And together we spelled it correctly - but those TH's are hard you know.. when you can't really hear that h (so he tells me.. the "T" and "TH" sound the same.. Just like "F" sounds like T and TH. He got Clan down quite easily after asking if it was a k or a c. (good question eh?)