Ok, I totally open Pandora’s box! But yes, I’m picking up some things that make sense. The part about reading in chunks & backfilling is interesting. My DS didn’t learn to read particularly early. He did need explicit instruction, but he learned very fast. As he was learning and still now, he’ll assume/fill in certain words. Most kids guess at a word but he would fill in with synonyms and almost never lose the meaning of the text. I wonder if he is scanning or reading ahead, but being slowed down by his speaking ability?

Thank you for the thoughts!