After discovering my youngest daughter has dyslexia, I have had to toss out all of my plans and my expectations. (along with most of my curriculum.)
Instead of 2nd or 3rd grade readers, we are using The Gillingham Manual.
We also made a huge switch to Heart of Dakota. Both girls are using the left side of Beyond. My oldest is using the right side of the Bigger manual. We are only two days in but retention is higher and much less stress. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.