My daughter has been practicing decoding with the Interactive A Workbook from ABeCeDarian Company.
What is ABeCeDarian?According to the website, "ABeCeDarian Company publishes and distributes the ABeCeDarian Reading Program, a research-based, explicit, comprehensive, multi-sensory decoding program developed by Michael Bend, Ph.D. The program efficiently addresses the key areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. It provides the depth and structure necessary for tutors, interventionists, and special education teachers to help the weakest readers from age 5 to adult make outstanding progress. The beginning levels of the program also make an outstanding program for a regular education teacher to use with her whole class. Upper levels of the program provide excellent word study materials for students in grades 3-6. The comprehensive and straightforward organization of the program make ABeCeDarian an excellent choice as well for home-schoolers."
How does it work?The interactive workbook can be used on a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone! The interactive workbook has the same lessons in sequence as the regular student workbooks.
The online teacher's manual is necessary, but luckily you can download it here. In this manual, you are taught the why's of this program and how you can teach your child to read. It is 166 pages of information and it is useful to read through it before beginning your child on the program. It also includes detailed and scripted lesson plans for you to use with your child. There is no guessing with this program and it is completely laid out for you to use.
The interactive workbook requires the parent to watch the entire lesson. There isn't feedback given so it is up to the parent to make sure the child is doing things properly. Each lesson has letter puzzles, handwriting practice pages, and eventually reading and writing sentences.