Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

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Item #: 002274
ISBN: 9780671631987
Grades: PreK-3
Author: Siegfried Engelmann; Elaine Bruner; Phyllis Haddox

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Publisher: Fireside
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 396
Dimensions: 8.375 x 10.875 x .875 in.; 2 lbs.
Edition: illustrated
Language: English
Audience: General Adult

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This just made reading absolutely fun, and easy for both my daughter and I. We are so happy to have stumbled upon this book! The stress of figuring out how is no longer there, this book has everything you need. There's a script if you are not sure how to explain certain things to your child. We love it and are very excited about this book! Thanks
October 21, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Reading
Been using it with my severely dyslexic 10yr old and he's getting the hang of reading.
April 22, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great alternative for the struggling reader
My 5 year old daughter was struggling with the very traditional phonics program my other children had used. Based on friends' recommendations, we bought this book. My daughter loved the change! She is now a budding reader after 36 lessons. I do wish more phonics were introduced and the "rules" of the sounds more defined in the instruction, but I will continue this book to the end, and introduce the rules of phonics through spelling tests and practice sheets.
January 29, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I used this program with my son almost 5 then It did not work My main criticism is the use of \"crutches\" and special symbols; things such as joining the t and h for \"th\" and telling your child to ignore the finale e Now 2 1/2 years later he is still ignoring the final e\'s which make the vowel long! The child becomes dependent on these crutches and they are unable to use any other reading materials It is true that some of these symbols are slowly \"phased out\" thoughout the book and in the last 15 or so lessons they are dropped suddenly and the book uses a regular typed font However in these last lessons the print is very small I would recommend Alphaphonics instead which simply teaches the child the letters and their sounds--that is what phonics is!
September 16, 2015
My daughter who just turned 3 is doing wonderfully with this book I highly recommend it for very young children It might take more than 100 lessons with the very young as you may have to repeat some But it is AMAZING to see my 3 year old learning how to read 4-letter words already without my help by the 12th lesson and to read her first sentence in the 13th lesson Before you begin the book YOU need to read the entire introduction You must do the lessons exactly "by the book" Reading the verbatim has proven to be a necessity to minimize confusion for my daughter
November 5, 2012
I have mixed feelings about this book First it did help my son (45) begin the reading process I noticed that after about lesson 60 the book is reliant on the "crutches" or "clues" without any reason as to why My son started writing sentences with these crutches I went ahead and switched to Wise's "The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Your Child to Read" Obviously we skipped many of the first lessons because he was already reading pretty well but he seems to like this also and I feel better having him know why the e on the end of a word is silent
May 23, 2011
I LOVE this book! My four year old daughter is on lesson 32 She wakes up every day and says "Good morning Mommy Is it time for my reading lesson?" I used this book my first year homeschooling When we completed the book I knew that if I could teach a child to read I could teach anything! In my thirteen years homeschooling I've taught my six children to read using the same book You do need to take the time to read the introduction and then go back and reread it after you've done a few lessons The lessons contain practice rhyming writing letters sight words and even some punctuation Each story has questions that check comprehension Reading the silly stories so early in the book is encouraging and fun for the kids All of my children loved the lessons even though they don't have the same learning style and they were all able to learn using this book I do start a strong phonics program after lesson 50 because my children needed the explicit phonics instruction for spelling When people ask I tell them it's true You can teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons!
February 1, 2011
It's cheap it works it's handy! But I don't like it!My son keeps saying: Can we please read about the silly dog again? :SIt's a wonderful way of teaching your child to read; My 3 year old can read because of this book but to be honest: the stories are silly IMO There are a zillion other curriculum out there that teach reading with better stories ;) I won't be using this with my other little one
October 4, 2010
If the thought of teaching your child to read scares you this is the perfect book to gain confidence I bought this book for my daughter and am currently using it for a second time with my son Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons delivers what it says My 4 year old is on lesson 14 and he is already picking out words around the house to slide and see what they say Having no prep work to do is one of my favorite reasons for using this Just sit down with your child and the book and off you go to learning It is important to me in the early years of my homeschooling journey to have items that are scripted That gives me confidence that I am using the product correctly and gaining the most benefits Some people do not like the funny way they write 'sounds' out It is not traditional But pressing on despite that I have found that yes it might be funny but it really works! For a book that is so little in cost this takes the step from non-reader to reading books with ease and covers all gaps! From learning letter sounds writing letters to reading books this is all you will need
August 20, 2009
I used this with my son after all else had failed He didn't know his letters at 7 years old and nothing was working Anxious to get him to read I used this instead of continuing the work on learning letters It did help his self esteem (temporarily) and he did learn to read However any progress in his reading skills has been painfully slow since then and it's hard to tell if it's just because of his delays or because we used this bookA friend and I have both used it with our sons and we noticed that we both have the same complaint in addition to the use of the crutches Our boys have yet to stop reading every "the" they see as the word thee! Children are taught that t-h-e is thee and it really sticks and is a hard habit to break We're still working on it 6 years later! It is probably best to use this book as a last resort when all else fails unless you are prepared to break bad habits afterwards
February 28, 2009
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I have used this book with 5 children. It is a great book for teaching a child to read quickly. We just needed a new copy for the next children.
SETH H on Apr 24, 2018
recommended by a friend
Tracy B on Apr 9, 2018
I have used this book with 5 children. It is a great book for teaching a child to read quickly. We just needed a new copy for the next children.
SETH H on Apr 24, 2018
I have a Dyslexic 12 y/o reading at a 3rd grade level. This book was suggested by his reading teacher to help with his reading.
Fran B on Apr 20, 2018
recommended by a friend
Tracy B on Apr 9, 2018
For my son who is not learning anything new in his kindergarten class. He is so ready to read!
Elizabeth E on Apr 8, 2018
This book was recommended to me by a friend. My child has a math/science brain and is struggling a bit with reading, specifically with short and long vowel sounds. My friend who has a child that was in a similar position said that this book helped tremendously. I am hoping it can do the same for my child and can unlock the door to a long and wonderful relationship with reading.
Shannon G on Mar 25, 2018
Lots mom recommendations
jatinder k on Mar 15, 2018
homeschool
Sharon S on Jan 16, 2018
Recommended by multiple people
Sarah S on Oct 15, 2017
This is the program I used to teach my daughter to read 25 years ago and it is the program we will use to teach my grandchildren to read.
Robin E on Sep 3, 2017
I have a child I am trying to teach to read.
Michael S on Aug 28, 2017
Recommended by a friend as well as the Ambleside Online Advisory.
Casandra B on Aug 25, 2017
A friend told me she taught all four of her kids to read using this book.
Anne R on Aug 15, 2017
friend said to
Zane G on Jul 2, 2017
I've used it before. It's for my granddaughter.
Lynnea H on May 16, 2017
It is an effective yet simple tool to teach reading, and even writing, to children as young as 3.5yo. I believe it is true that after the 100 easy lessons, the child will be at a Grade 2 reading level.
Ronnie A on May 15, 2017
recommended by a friend, ready to teach my 6 year old to read
Leah F on May 4, 2017
Heard good things - hope it works well.
Emilie W on Mar 4, 2017
I don't have my other copy anymore and I know it works for a typical child.
STEVEN S on Feb 25, 2017
This book was recommended by other homeschool families. It is a bit dry, but it works for us. The lessons are short, direct, and progress in a logical pattern.
Jackie B on Jan 31, 2017
We wanted to try another option for my struggling reader and I have heard positive things about this book.
Aria S on Jan 12, 2017
I am needing something different for my son to work on with reading. He is almost 6 and has no desire to sit down and do worksheets. I am hoping this will help him be more interested in reading!
Jennifer A on Nov 30, 2016
I used this book to teach my five children how to read, and they all have been super readers. My oldest daughter remembered this book and seeing her younger siblings learn to read from this and has asked that I get this book for her daughter, my granddaughter.
Joyce H on Nov 1, 2016
excellent resource to help teach your child to read
Linda S on Oct 24, 2016
I've heard good things about this format for teaching reading from multiple parents.
Erin A on Sep 26, 2016
I've read wonderful things about it.
Lori T on Sep 19, 2016
it was recommended to me by a homeschooling mom with 16 years of experience
Leighann N on Aug 26, 2016
great resource for teaching reading
Carrie W on Aug 25, 2016
I have never used this book but have heard great things an plan to use it for my grandson.
Tami M on Aug 24, 2016
Used this Reading Lesson For 7 children. They all excelled in reading!!
Beth H on Aug 5, 2016
Came recommended. Better price than I've found anywhere online.
Elizabeth M on Jul 28, 2016
I think my son will really enjoy this book
Anne Z on Jul 27, 2016
recommendation from homeschool mothers
Mary K on Jul 23, 2016
I needed a reading program that was not writing intensive. I like explode the code but my kindergartner has pencil grip issues and until we can strengthen her fine motor and correct that, I wanted a strictly reading (not writing) approach to phonics and reading.
sally on Jul 11, 2016
Recommended by friends.
Paula F on Jul 6, 2016
My son is 3 and shows many of the early reader signs. Based on all of the reviews here and other home school moms in my area, this seemed like the next step for us.
Kim L on May 4, 2016
Someone else recommmended it so I am willing to try it.
Shanle D on Apr 8, 2016
suggested by a teacher
Julia K on Mar 24, 2016
I love this book. If you need a very easy, no-stress reading program, choose this. It only goes through about a beginning 2nd grade reading level, but it is so simple to use. The scripted lessons make it easy for the teacher, and the methods make it easy for the child. Feel free to tweak things a little if certain parts don't seem quite right for you. Follow up with Explode the Code or All About Reading, and you're all set!
Rebekah D on Feb 6, 2016
Used it for 15 years while homeschooling...now tutoring 2nd grader needing intervention, and I know it's a great resource!
Deborah M on Dec 30, 2015
I have a Dyslexic 12 y/o reading at a 3rd grade level. This book was suggested by his reading teacher to help with his reading.
Fran B on Apr 20, 2018
For my son who is not learning anything new in his kindergarten class. He is so ready to read!
Elizabeth E on Apr 8, 2018
is there a work book to go a long with this book?
Adrienne R on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, there isn't. But one isn't needed. The only material needed besides the book is lined paper or a handwriting book for practicing letter writing. With each lesson, the author assigns a letter or two that has been introduced for handwriting practice. Within the lessons are prompts for the teacher/parent telling exactly what you are to say and ask.
I've used this book for the past 13 years teaching all our children. It's been very easy and successful. The stories are a little goofy, but the technique is great! Really fast results and reading early on in the book.
I highly recommend it.
Good luck!
Emily
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    lifesaver
    This just made reading absolutely fun, and easy for both my daughter and I. We are so happy to have stumbled upon this book! The stress of figuring out how is no longer there, this book has everything you need. There's a script if you are not sure how to explain certain things to your child. We love it and are very excited about this book! Thanks
    October 21, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Reading
    Been using it with my severely dyslexic 10yr old and he's getting the hang of reading.
    April 22, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Great alternative for the struggling reader
    My 5 year old daughter was struggling with the very traditional phonics program my other children had used. Based on friends' recommendations, we bought this book. My daughter loved the change! She is now a budding reader after 36 lessons. I do wish more phonics were introduced and the "rules" of the sounds more defined in the instruction, but I will continue this book to the end, and introduce the rules of phonics through spelling tests and practice sheets.
    January 29, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    I used this program with my son almost 5 then It did not work My main criticism is the use of \"crutches\" and special symbols; things such as joining the t and h for \"th\" and telling your child to ignore the finale e Now 2 1/2 years later he is still ignoring the final e\'s which make the vowel long! The child becomes dependent on these crutches and they are unable to use any other reading materials It is true that some of these symbols are slowly \"phased out\" thoughout the book and in the last 15 or so lessons they are dropped suddenly and the book uses a regular typed font However in these last lessons the print is very small I would recommend Alphaphonics instead which simply teaches the child the letters and their sounds--that is what phonics is!
    September 16, 2015
    My daughter who just turned 3 is doing wonderfully with this book I highly recommend it for very young children It might take more than 100 lessons with the very young as you may have to repeat some But it is AMAZING to see my 3 year old learning how to read 4-letter words already without my help by the 12th lesson and to read her first sentence in the 13th lesson Before you begin the book YOU need to read the entire introduction You must do the lessons exactly "by the book" Reading the verbatim has proven to be a necessity to minimize confusion for my daughter
    November 5, 2012
    I have mixed feelings about this book First it did help my son (45) begin the reading process I noticed that after about lesson 60 the book is reliant on the "crutches" or "clues" without any reason as to why My son started writing sentences with these crutches I went ahead and switched to Wise's "The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Your Child to Read" Obviously we skipped many of the first lessons because he was already reading pretty well but he seems to like this also and I feel better having him know why the e on the end of a word is silent
    May 23, 2011
    I LOVE this book! My four year old daughter is on lesson 32 She wakes up every day and says "Good morning Mommy Is it time for my reading lesson?" I used this book my first year homeschooling When we completed the book I knew that if I could teach a child to read I could teach anything! In my thirteen years homeschooling I've taught my six children to read using the same book You do need to take the time to read the introduction and then go back and reread it after you've done a few lessons The lessons contain practice rhyming writing letters sight words and even some punctuation Each story has questions that check comprehension Reading the silly stories so early in the book is encouraging and fun for the kids All of my children loved the lessons even though they don't have the same learning style and they were all able to learn using this book I do start a strong phonics program after lesson 50 because my children needed the explicit phonics instruction for spelling When people ask I tell them it's true You can teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons!
    February 1, 2011
    It's cheap it works it's handy! But I don't like it!My son keeps saying: Can we please read about the silly dog again? :SIt's a wonderful way of teaching your child to read; My 3 year old can read because of this book but to be honest: the stories are silly IMO There are a zillion other curriculum out there that teach reading with better stories ;) I won't be using this with my other little one
    October 4, 2010
    If the thought of teaching your child to read scares you this is the perfect book to gain confidence I bought this book for my daughter and am currently using it for a second time with my son Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons delivers what it says My 4 year old is on lesson 14 and he is already picking out words around the house to slide and see what they say Having no prep work to do is one of my favorite reasons for using this Just sit down with your child and the book and off you go to learning It is important to me in the early years of my homeschooling journey to have items that are scripted That gives me confidence that I am using the product correctly and gaining the most benefits Some people do not like the funny way they write 'sounds' out It is not traditional But pressing on despite that I have found that yes it might be funny but it really works! For a book that is so little in cost this takes the step from non-reader to reading books with ease and covers all gaps! From learning letter sounds writing letters to reading books this is all you will need
    August 20, 2009
    I used this with my son after all else had failed He didn't know his letters at 7 years old and nothing was working Anxious to get him to read I used this instead of continuing the work on learning letters It did help his self esteem (temporarily) and he did learn to read However any progress in his reading skills has been painfully slow since then and it's hard to tell if it's just because of his delays or because we used this bookA friend and I have both used it with our sons and we noticed that we both have the same complaint in addition to the use of the crutches Our boys have yet to stop reading every "the" they see as the word thee! Children are taught that t-h-e is thee and it really sticks and is a hard habit to break We're still working on it 6 years later! It is probably best to use this book as a last resort when all else fails unless you are prepared to break bad habits afterwards
    February 28, 2009
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    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I have used this book with 5 children. It is a great book for teaching a child to read quickly. We just needed a new copy for the next children.
    SETH H on Apr 24, 2018
    recommended by a friend
    Tracy B on Apr 9, 2018
    I have used this book with 5 children. It is a great book for teaching a child to read quickly. We just needed a new copy for the next children.
    SETH H on Apr 24, 2018
    I have a Dyslexic 12 y/o reading at a 3rd grade level. This book was suggested by his reading teacher to help with his reading.
    Fran B on Apr 20, 2018
    recommended by a friend
    Tracy B on Apr 9, 2018
    For my son who is not learning anything new in his kindergarten class. He is so ready to read!
    Elizabeth E on Apr 8, 2018
    This book was recommended to me by a friend. My child has a math/science brain and is struggling a bit with reading, specifically with short and long vowel sounds. My friend who has a child that was in a similar position said that this book helped tremendously. I am hoping it can do the same for my child and can unlock the door to a long and wonderful relationship with reading.
    Shannon G on Mar 25, 2018
    Lots mom recommendations
    jatinder k on Mar 15, 2018
    homeschool
    Sharon S on Jan 16, 2018
    Recommended by multiple people
    Sarah S on Oct 15, 2017
    This is the program I used to teach my daughter to read 25 years ago and it is the program we will use to teach my grandchildren to read.
    Robin E on Sep 3, 2017
    I have a child I am trying to teach to read.
    Michael S on Aug 28, 2017
    Recommended by a friend as well as the Ambleside Online Advisory.
    Casandra B on Aug 25, 2017
    A friend told me she taught all four of her kids to read using this book.
    Anne R on Aug 15, 2017
    friend said to
    Zane G on Jul 2, 2017
    I've used it before. It's for my granddaughter.
    Lynnea H on May 16, 2017
    It is an effective yet simple tool to teach reading, and even writing, to children as young as 3.5yo. I believe it is true that after the 100 easy lessons, the child will be at a Grade 2 reading level.
    Ronnie A on May 15, 2017
    recommended by a friend, ready to teach my 6 year old to read
    Leah F on May 4, 2017
    Heard good things - hope it works well.
    Emilie W on Mar 4, 2017
    I don't have my other copy anymore and I know it works for a typical child.
    STEVEN S on Feb 25, 2017
    This book was recommended by other homeschool families. It is a bit dry, but it works for us. The lessons are short, direct, and progress in a logical pattern.
    Jackie B on Jan 31, 2017
    We wanted to try another option for my struggling reader and I have heard positive things about this book.
    Aria S on Jan 12, 2017
    I am needing something different for my son to work on with reading. He is almost 6 and has no desire to sit down and do worksheets. I am hoping this will help him be more interested in reading!
    Jennifer A on Nov 30, 2016
    I used this book to teach my five children how to read, and they all have been super readers. My oldest daughter remembered this book and seeing her younger siblings learn to read from this and has asked that I get this book for her daughter, my granddaughter.
    Joyce H on Nov 1, 2016
    excellent resource to help teach your child to read
    Linda S on Oct 24, 2016
    I've heard good things about this format for teaching reading from multiple parents.
    Erin A on Sep 26, 2016
    I've read wonderful things about it.
    Lori T on Sep 19, 2016
    it was recommended to me by a homeschooling mom with 16 years of experience
    Leighann N on Aug 26, 2016
    great resource for teaching reading
    Carrie W on Aug 25, 2016
    I have never used this book but have heard great things an plan to use it for my grandson.
    Tami M on Aug 24, 2016
    Used this Reading Lesson For 7 children. They all excelled in reading!!
    Beth H on Aug 5, 2016
    Came recommended. Better price than I've found anywhere online.
    Elizabeth M on Jul 28, 2016
    I think my son will really enjoy this book
    Anne Z on Jul 27, 2016
    recommendation from homeschool mothers
    Mary K on Jul 23, 2016
    I needed a reading program that was not writing intensive. I like explode the code but my kindergartner has pencil grip issues and until we can strengthen her fine motor and correct that, I wanted a strictly reading (not writing) approach to phonics and reading.
    sally on Jul 11, 2016
    Recommended by friends.
    Paula F on Jul 6, 2016
    My son is 3 and shows many of the early reader signs. Based on all of the reviews here and other home school moms in my area, this seemed like the next step for us.
    Kim L on May 4, 2016
    Someone else recommmended it so I am willing to try it.
    Shanle D on Apr 8, 2016
    suggested by a teacher
    Julia K on Mar 24, 2016
    I love this book. If you need a very easy, no-stress reading program, choose this. It only goes through about a beginning 2nd grade reading level, but it is so simple to use. The scripted lessons make it easy for the teacher, and the methods make it easy for the child. Feel free to tweak things a little if certain parts don't seem quite right for you. Follow up with Explode the Code or All About Reading, and you're all set!
    Rebekah D on Feb 6, 2016
    Used it for 15 years while homeschooling...now tutoring 2nd grader needing intervention, and I know it's a great resource!
    Deborah M on Dec 30, 2015
    I have a Dyslexic 12 y/o reading at a 3rd grade level. This book was suggested by his reading teacher to help with his reading.
    Fran B on Apr 20, 2018
    For my son who is not learning anything new in his kindergarten class. He is so ready to read!
    Elizabeth E on Apr 8, 2018
    is there a work book to go a long with this book?
    Adrienne R on Oct 20, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: No, there isn't. But one isn't needed. The only material needed besides the book is lined paper or a handwriting book for practicing letter writing. With each lesson, the author assigns a letter or two that has been introduced for handwriting practice. Within the lessons are prompts for the teacher/parent telling exactly what you are to say and ask.
    I've used this book for the past 13 years teaching all our children. It's been very easy and successful. The stories are a little goofy, but the technique is great! Really fast results and reading early on in the book.
    I highly recommend it.
    Good luck!
    Emily
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