Skeeterbug has finished Explode the Code Book 4. I read on the Well-Trained Mind forums that this book is one of the harder ones, it deals with syllable divisions. Some skip Book 4 and come back to it later. Many said that Book 4.5 is the only half book they did in order to give their child more practice. Personally I found it a bit confusing, when we got to the last lesson he had trouble dividing the three syllable words and I was right there with him. Which rule to use when?
We are on All About Spelling Level 2 which is also covering syllable division, and I really like the way it is taught there. So I think that we will move on to ETC Book 5 and possibly come back to Book 4.5 in the future if I feel he needs more practice after we’ve gone further in AAS. He’s been working at the pace of two pages a day, generally three days a week. We haven’t been taking pictures with completed books in the past, this is a new tradition for us!