We received a 12 months subscription for two students to Reading Kingdom Online. Both Eli & Jud have been using it over the past few weeks. We found the program easy to navigate & the contact person was very helpful when I needed some assistance. While one of my twins is a proficient reader & reads Narnia novels & the like, the other does struggle in this area (at least compared to his brother). Since using Reading Kingdom, I have been pleasantly surprised at the progress in reading of that particular boy. He seems to have had an overall jump in his ability in the past month!
After the twins completed their skills surveys, I was surprised to see both boys were placed at approximately the same point in the program. I know that in both reading & writing they are at very different levels. Mr. Proficient was placed far lower in the program than I expected. He has consequently found it very boring as he is well below his reading & writing level. All I can put the placement down to is that he is hindered by his keyboarding skills. While he can work his way around the keyboard, he is rather slow and unfortunately for him, this inability limited his progress through the program. The other twin had the same issues with the keyboard, but I feel that the review work at the lower level will only benefit him in the long run.
Overall though, I am so happy to have had the chance to reuse Reading Kingdom. It's unique way of teaching reading & writing gives an additional component to the boys learning programs that will ultimately help them become stronger in this important area of their education.
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