How soon can a student get through Sonday System 1 and be ready for instruction in Sonday System 2?
Ultimately, this should be the goal for every student. Work as fast as possible but as slowly as necessary in Sonday 1. The Mastery Checks for reading and spelling will be the best measure of pacing for instruction. The most important thing to remember is not to skip anything. Struggling learners have gaps in their understanding of language processing. If you skip anything or assume they know something that they don’t, they will continue to struggle to comprehend what they are reading because they will be stuck in the process of decoding. We want students to over-learn language concepts so that when they read, their minds can be free to think deeply about comprehension.