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    Both kids are coming from a public school setting.

    She (2nd grader) reads easily at a 4th grade level, if not higher. She is also a bookworm! She loves reading and writing and learning in general. She also is an incredible speller and picks up on math concepts almost instantly. She is also bored at school, and I think she'll thrive at home where we can challenge her a bit more.

    He (4th grader) reads at a 2nd/3rd grade level and does have issues with vision. He struggles with spelling and math is hard for him. He absolutely hates school and is not thriving with the public school approach, which is why I want to try something different.

    Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions! You are all so very helpful! I appreciate it!
    Last edited by MoonSong; 04-24-2018 at 04:17 PM.

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    So, this is just a hunch... but I think your 2nd grader may dislike the Emma Serl books. If she's a bookworm who reads a ton, I think she'll find PLL boring.

    I'm not sure about your 4th grader. Is he in vision therapy? Do you think he needs more phonics? Did he ever get a solid phonics program in school? If that was my student, I think I'd want to do a program like Logic of English or All About Spelling with him to shore up those spelling and reading issues. I think that would be my priority before skills like memory work. But I'm not totally sure... and you know your kids and I think you're right that changing gears from the public school style is a good idea.
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