I was looking for a resource that would supplement and provide extra support in helping my child with phonics and reading. I found that Evan-Moor has a Daily Phonics Grade 1 E-book, and thought it might be a good fit and I was pleasantly surprised!
I had the pleasure of reviewing Evan-Moor’s Daily Phonics Grade 1 E-book in exchange for my honest review.
The Struggle With Reading
My daughter has found reading to be a challenge. Although she can easily tell me individual letter sounds, it’s reading blends and sight words that have been a bit of a struggle.
She’s been so disheartened at times.
I see her lack of self-confidence and the disappointment in herself for just having to work so hard to get what she feels like she should already know.
So to avoid any resentment towards reading, we have slowed right down and chosen to be intentional in what we do to help her read.
With that, I’ve decided to add in reinforcements and supplements to my daughter’s grade 2 curriculum helping her see quick wins and build confidence. This has proved to be a great decision using Evan-Moor’s Daily Phonics Grade 1 E-Book!
How We’re Using Evan-Moor’s Daily Phonics Grade 1 E-Book
Our approach and goal in using this curriculum is to:
- reinforce the phonics that have already been learned
- help build my daughter’s memory work
- develop confidence
- see quick-wins
- move at our own pace
Because this is our approach, the e-book works best for us. (The HP Instant Ink subscription has been a life-saver!) I just print out the sheets we need as we go along.
The Pros of the Daily Phonics Grade 1 E-book
- Lessons are short. This made the curriculum approachable for both my daughter and I. With shorter lessons, it also brought quick wins, which is exactly what I was looking for.
- You set the speed. Although we could follow the lesson plan (which is daily for 32 weeks and simple to follow), we found that we could also do what worked for us. So we sometimes combined 2 days into 1 or skipped some days if my daughter had the concept mastered.
- Lessons are simple to understand. There’s no confusion as to what was being asked of each lesson.
- Language Arts fundamentals are included. I’m fond of the multi-sensory approach involving listening, reading, writing, speaking and spelling.
- Print what you need. If extra review was needed, I could print out extra copies easily.
- Scripted Teacher’s Manual. I like a scripted format when it comes to a teacher’s manual, and this curriculum has it and it’s easy to follow.
- Answer Key. Found at the back of the book. It’s a great inclusion if needed.
The Cons of the Daily Phonics Grade 1 E-book
- Nothing. We didn’t find anything that both my daughter and I didn’t like, although a colour option would be a great alternative.