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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Author:Siegfried Engelmann, Elaine Bruner, Phyllis Haddox Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Are you worried that your child will become lost in overcrowded classrooms? Did you know that early readers hold an advantage over their peers throughout school? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid yo... more »u'll do something wrong?
SRAs DISTAR® is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTAR method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. 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.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons will bring you and your child closer together, while giving your child the reading skills needed now, for a better chance at tomorrow.« less
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My daughter was having some trouble with linking letters together to form words. She really wanted to start reading (at age 5), but even though she knew the sounds of the letters, linking them together was difficult for her. A friend of ours loaned us her copy of this book. What an improvement this book made! She's been starting to read words by herself, and she's only at lesson 50. I think that by the end of this book, she'll be reading pretty much anything that's put in front of her. I highly recommend this book!
This is a wonderful book, because it encourages you to spend time with your child. Even if you don't know where to start in helping your child learn to read, it gives step by step (word for word!) instructions on how to get your child to start pronouncing words. My daughter was reading on her own by the time we got half way through this book, and I believe it is why she is now a year ahead in reading level.
Some warnings, it can be tedious at time, and I only recommend for beginning readers, not for children who are already struggling.
A boon to homeschoolers and any parents who want to support their kids' learning, this book guides child and parent in a step-by-step approach to reading that is, in fact, easy and enjoyable. You and your child sit together and work through the completely scripted exercises in the book. No guessing, interpreting or stress is needed, just follow the text with your child. Your child will be reading (and comprehending what s/he reads) before you know it. Amazing and a true gift to parents and kids alike.
Also during each lesson, you teach your child to write the alphabet. By the end of this book, your child will be literate.
I really like the way the lessons focus on comprehension, not just identifying words.
I am a certified teacher with a K-12 Reading Certificate, and I love this book. I used it with 3 of my 4 children and it worked great! (Didn't work as well with my one child, but hey, nothing is perfect :-D. (I also used it to tutor some children. I have probably bought over 5 copies because I am constantly giving them away to desperate moms whose children just don't get it and they don't know what else to try. Can't say enough about this book!