P has been doing very well reading, spelling, and writing Level one words. Level one words include the most frequently used words in speech and writing. P had mastered the words in the controlled text she had completed. Whenever she was present for the group lesson, she would help me lead the group, reading poems and song lyrics with me, singing, and answering my questions. She had also been bringing Bible verses for me to help her learn, and was beginning to be successful at reading many of those words.
P was very interested in the stories of the Bible, so she chose a student Bible as her next book to learn to read. The stories were short and used primarily Level one vocabulary. However, the sentences were more complicated, and each story included some instances of higher level words as well. So, as P read through the book, she would have many opportunities to increase her reading skills using The Sounds Of Words.
P has been enjoying reading the stories in the student Bible. She has enjoyed adding many words to her vocabulary. She is continuing to read through the Bible. And, recently she asked me if I would get another copy for her to keep and read. So she will now have her own student Bible, and she will learn to pronounce and comprehend every word of each story in her Bible!