How I use Explode the Code with a child too young to write.
Diana turned four in January. She has been reading since before she turned three. However, her writing skills were not at the same level. She is now working on her penmanship and can write most of her lessons. But here is how I use the curriculum without requiring any writing in the books.
|Diana arranges the words in order.|
I write the words for mixed up sentences on small pieces of paper or a cut-up index card. Diana can then move the words around until she has a sentence that makes good sense.
|Which sentence goes with the picture?|
|Which word matches the picture?|
|Which two words are the same?|
|Scrabble letters to fill in the blanks, then read the sentence to me.|
|Diana takes a spelling test...|
|Diana takes a "walking step."|