Some younger children are born with a passion for reading. In contrast, others are competitive and merely long to do what their older siblings do. The Reading Lesson's larger text and adorable line drawings will be very appealing to these younger children.
The logical progression of using both phonics and developmentally appropriate sight words without all the rules makes this program more successful for these beginning readers. The vocabulary of The Reading Lesson closely corresponds to the 500 most commonly used words. Special typography of symbols helps children see exceptions to standard pronunciation rules. As they gain competency, they are slowly weaned from these cues. Words, sentences, and short stories are interspersed throughout the lessons for reading practice. As the child progresses through the book, the type size is reduced.
The twenty lessons mentioned on the book's cover are more akin to twenty chapters. The program will take many families four to seven months to complete.
The Reading Lesson was designed by a physician specializing in young children's behavioral, attentional, and learning problems. Any child struggling to master reading may find The Reading Lesson's slower pace and clean, distraction-free pages more suitable to his learning style. Used successfully with children with ADHD, autism, and Down syndrome, this may just be the program your family has been searching for.
Because The Reading Lesson is strictly a beginning reading program, we would encourage every family to finish their phonics journey with Phonics Pathways or All About Reading.
Each of the 20 lessons will take at least a week to complete, while a child younger than 5 may take about 3 weeks to move through a lesson. We encourage you to move at the child’s pace and anticipate spending at least 4 to 7 months to complete this beginning reading program.
The Reading Lesson, an award-winning phonics course, is child-friendly, easy to use, fun, and low cost! The Reading Lesson program is organized in twenty lessons, with over 400 pages in all. Each lesson:
Teaches phonic sounds of letters.
Teaches combining sounds and reading new words.
Teaches high-frequency key words in the Word Theater.
Reinforces sight words with word games.
Teaches writing and typing of common words.
Average lesson length is nineteen pages: One lesson = nineteen days for a child less than five years old One lesson = seven to ten days for a five- to six-year-old One lesson = seven days or fewer for a child over six years old
Publisher's Information Publisher: Mountcastle Company Authors: Michael Levin, MD & Charan Langton, MS Age Recommendation: 3-7 Grade Recommendation: Preschool-2nd Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes Pages: 444 Lessons: 20 ISBN: 0913063029 Format: Softcover Copyright: 2000
Awards and Endorsements from: Discovery Education Award - Best Reading Program
review by One Luckey Wife
”I think this book does go through reading at a good pace and goes over quite a bit.”