Hey all, I have a 7th grader who has been home schooled up until this year. His reading is very poor.. he has a lot of trouble decoding new words and doesn't recognize many sight words at this point. I think he lacks certain phonemic awareness skills, such as phoneme segmenting, phoneme addition (s + tar =star), final sound recognition, and phoneme alliteration & discrimination (which word has a different first sound: jump, jam, fish, June) so I am thinking of starting him with some very basic phonic skills. I have never worked with a 7th grader at this low of a reading level, I don't even know where to start. Do I just try the same things I would with a 1st grader?