Ok, I totally open Pandoraís box! But yes, Iím picking up some things that make sense. The part about reading in chunks & backfilling is interesting. My DS didnít learn to read particularly early. He did need explicit instruction, but he learned very fast. As he was learning and still now, heíll 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!