Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

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Touchstone, Jun 15, 1986 - Education - 395 pages
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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 here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just 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.

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Effective, a bit non-traditional.

User Review  - Teresa A - Christianbook.com

When I talk to other friends on how they taught their kids to read, it is much different than the Distar method. However, I started this when my son was 5, and he is doing wonderfully. Had I started ... Read full review

Great teaching tool

User Review  - pianomom - Christianbook.com

My daughter struggled with blending letter sounds during kindergarten and someone recommended I try this method with her. It worked wonderfully! Over the summer we made it through most of the book and are now finishing it up during the school year. This approach really made sense to my daughter. Read full review

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Siegfried Engelmann is a professor of education at the University of Oregon, and has written many books on teaching, including Give Your Child a Superior Mind.  He is the originator of Direct Instruction, the most successful approach to teaching, and he has developed more than fifty Direct Instruction programs.
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