I'm Looking For the Very Best Curriculum for My Dyslexic Son
I’m looking for the very best curriculum for my dyslexic son. He is going into the 4th grade. He doesn’t read on grade level so I’ve been reading everythng to him. Please let me know what you have to offer.
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As far as 4th grade curriculum goes, we typically recommend our Curriculum Kits.
I actually think this could be a very good fit for your son. Both science and history are designed as read-aloud programs with accompanying activities/experiments. Math-U-See includes a video component as well as hands-on learning activities. The language arts programs all feature short, manageable lessons which will address necessary skills without being overwhelming. There is also a short daily math word problem and geography lesson – again, being brief will likely help ease frustration. We even include graphic novels, making reading more fun (and providing context in an age-appropriate way) and Thinking Putty to manipulate while you read.
I would consider changing the thinking skills book though. Thinking skills is covered by Building Thinking Skills Book 2, but if he hasn’t done any of this series yet, I would definitely go back and start with book 1. He won’t find it babyish, and the visual portions in particular will likely be foundational for him.