This program allows a struggling child to get the repetition that is needed to succeed. While I believe that the paper quality is not the best, the program is fabulous. I would recommend laminating all of the paper cards so that they last through the program.
I had 2 different home school moms recomend this book to me. It is very detailed and simple to follow. It moves slowly but I find that the authors have a reason for doing things the way they do it. I have learned not to skip much. My boys have responded well to it so far. I love the scripted lessons because I can scan it and know exactly what to say without a lot of work.
We have taught our oldest 3 children to read/spell with this wonderful program. This fall we will start our 4th and last child. It is easy to use, scripted for the teacher, and teaches not only to read but to spell based on rules. It is EXCELLENT and I highly recommend it! The problem we had after completing the 2nd grade Saxon Phonics was finding a good spelling program to continue with the excellent teaching already learned through this program. I will admit, we have not found anything yet that even stands close. My oldest is now 10th grade, an excellent speller, but we have yet to find a good, solid spelling program to carry over through elementary school and middle school. I do highly recommend Saxon Phonics. My children are excellent readers!!!
We are really liking this curriculum. It is broke down in a way that works well for us. And having it all laid out helps in prep time. It also lets the child go at there on pace doing the lessons, or half a lesson, or more than one in a day. So glad we purchased the Saxon Phonics K.