Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Four years after using this book to learn to read at age 4, our twins would still take this book off the shelf and re-read the silly stories that made learning to read immediately rewarding. It is a phonics-based, non-consumable book authored by Siegfried Engelmann using the DISTAR method. Faced with two small children eager to read like their older sisters, but who were not ready for the more intensive writing and spelling drills that accompany most other reading programs, I was at a loss. All they needed at this tender age were enough decoding skills to enable them to read. We had already covered letter sounds (via song), so the twins literally zipped through the early lessons and quickly digested blends, vowel sounds, and digraphs, thoroughly enjoying every lesson. In fact, they begged for "extra" lessons, anxious to get to the next story! The large and bold type of the text material also encouraged them to keep learning because they experienced little eye strain. This volume filled a need in our own family, and judging from the numerous requests/recommendations by our customers, it has done so for others as well.
Recently revised and expanded, this popular phonics program is now even better! While most lessons are essentially unchanged, some lessons have been updated to put a greater emphasis on the pre-reading skills of blending and fluency or reading with expression. Parents will appreciate the revised Practice Guide that offers more background teaching support and teaching strategies. The Practice Guide section concludes with a key exercise checklist for parents to review the vital teaching strategies before applicable lessons. The book concludes with helps to teach additional decoding skills and supplemental materials that includes a Lesson Progress Chart, Template for Sounds-letter writing paper, game ideas, and more. Making a solid, homeschool phonics program easier to teach and more effective, this revised edition of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons will help your child develop important reading skills with the love and support they need.
With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together.
Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you'll do something wrong?
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read.
Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is hereno paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directionsjust you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.