Teaching a child how to read
My goal with Jakob this summer is to teach him to read. He was supposed to be reading by the time he got out of kindergarten, but the only words he knows are red, blue, love, one, the, green, yellow, is, a, an, boy, mom, dad, and a few others. He knows those because I managed to teach him to spell them, and he spells them out loud and recognizes the spelling (he learns in the weirdest ways, lol). We have dozens of the 1st reader books, and I read to him several times at night...always have. He HATES words, phonics, and spelling, but he absolutely loves math (sooo opposite from me, lol). It's going to be a challenge. He does have good reading comprehension, because they bring home books every week. The parents read them the books every night, and they are tested on them every Friday. The lowest score he has gotten on those is a 90, but the majority of his grades are 100s. He also can 'read' a story back to me - not in the same words but he understands the story for every page. When we read, I do make him read with me. We'll try to sound the words out, and he says every word with me. It's just not clicking.
Is there a better way to teach them? I bought him the whole series of Dick & Jane books a couple of months ago, because they're so easy to read. That's what I learned to read with, but those aren't working too well either. :( He loves books just as long as someone is reading them to him, but he doesn't want to do it on his own. I'm not a very good mom when it comes to this, because I apparently have no clue what I'm doing. He's supposed to be reading about 50 words by sight right now, and as much as I've tried, he's not anywhere close.