The Reading Lesson Book
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, type size is reduced. The twenty lessons mentioned on the cover of the book are more akin to twenty chapters and the program will take many families four to seven months to complete.
Because it was designed by a physician specializing in behavioral, attentional, and learning problems in young children, any child who is struggling to master reading may find the slower pace and clean, distraction-free pages of The Reading Lesson 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. But our experience is that many families have younger, eager pre-readers and for them The Reading Lesson is the better starting point.
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:
Authors: Michael Levin, MD and Charan Langton, MS
Publisher: Mountcastle Company
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
Awards and Endorsements:
Discovery Education Award - Best Reading Program
The simple and logical progress made it easy for my girl to see for herself what she would learn. It was easy for me to guide her through the book. Though this book is not colorful, it does have adequate artwork that enhances each lesson. I will be using this book, or an updated version of this book, for my younger daughter in a few years. I recommend it for parents that are committed, attentive and consistent.
I am really enjoying this book with my daughter. She is beginning to read and this is great review for her. I am really excited to do this with my next daughter earlier on in her reading program.
I taught me eldest to read with this, and we keep coming back to it! Highly recommended!
This was not our favorite book we tried with our little one. We ended up switching to AAR PreReading and enjoyed it so much more. It was a bit too dry to hold our little one's attention and she just didn't grasp the concepts. I'm sure its a great book that works for many but it just wasn't a good fit for our family.
This book has helped teach my 4 year old to read. Not just read but have a love for reading. Though the book is lacking in color, he has flown through lesson after lesson and loves reading to his young sibling. Highly recomend