Hi it’s wonderful the site is back up. I have experience teaching third and fourth grade for 20+ years. Right now I am tutoring a kindergarten student. She doesn’t know her letters or her size, but mom wants me to practice her spelling words. English is not her first language. I have spent more than four hours trying to get her to differentiate and learn the words. She has five words all of the same family plus she has her sight words. Again she doesn’t know her sounds or her letters. This little baby did go to preschool for at least three years. What advice can you give me to help her learn to read and memorize those basic words and their families? I’ve done many kinesthetic and tactile activities: shaving cream, felt, whiteboard, and multicolored markers and crayons. Any help is appreciated.