My daughter will be going into 4th grade next year and I’m trying to decide on her reading curriculum. She enjoys reading and we actually have both our kids read for 30 mins before bed every night so I’m not looking to teach her to read. I’m looking for something to work on her comprehension and to have an actual reading subject set aside if that makes sense. This year we did AAR level 3 and she was a bit advanced for it but still LOVED it. When I asked if she wanted to use it again next year, she said no that she wanted something a little more challenging. She breezed right through AAR and instead of buying something I just told her she could pick anything and read for 20 mins. Well, that worked out for about the first week and then I would just keep pushing it down the list for more “important” things and eventually we just stopped all together. That’s why I’m looking for an actual curriculum. I purchased BJU press reading 4 after I did lots of research but when it arrived in the mail, I was very overwhelmed by it. I looked into Abeka but purchasing all those readers is a little expensive for me. Then I came across the skill sheets and they seem perfect but I would hate to buy something again without being able to look at it.
All this just to ask if any has any experience with either curriculum or both. Thanks so much!