We are now on page 133 so we have almost finished the hornet. We are doing 15 minutes a day. It has made a big difference…. His confidence has surged as well and he loves it that he knows how to spell difficult words that his older brother (who is a great natural speller and finds spelling very easy) can’t spell.
We will be starting the Wasp when we’ve finished. I like the fact that the Wasp will be repeating the Hornet initially. Repetitiveness is good for my son and hopefully he will store things in his long term memory.
His reading fluency has definitely improved and he is reading polysyllabic words better. Knowing the spelling rules has really helped him. Once he knows the rule he remembers it and he becomes engaged. Any other method for him to learn how to spell just doesn’t work and doesn’t engage. In spite of extra daily practice and reading at home.