Phonics Pathways has been our tool for reading this year. My friend Leslie, had used it carefully, and was very pleased. Our 1 day school had used it as a guide and frame for activities in class & assignments. I have just never warmed to it.
Last night I got 'The Ordinary Parents Guide to Reading' out and it was like a reunion with a long lost friend. I looked through it and found it to be just what I've been missing. It seems so much more comprehensive. But to stay on task with a group/school program, you don't add to the work, especially with a 1st grader. You just do 1 program and supplement and be creative as you go. But the 'school' year is ending and I'm seeing the light shining big & bright on 'Ordinary Parents guide'. I can't wait!