The Reading Lesson Book
Phonics Pathways, as wonderful as it may be, will not be the answer for every child. Some younger children are born with a passion for reading, while others are competitive by nature and long to do what their older siblings are doing. To these younger children, Phonics Pathways will seem dry and tedious while The Reading Lesson's larger text and adorable line drawings will be very appealing. 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, 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:
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
Author: Michael Levin, MD & Charan Langton, MS
Number of Pages: 444
Publisher: Mountcastle Company
Awards and Endorsements:
Discovery Education Award - Best Reading Program
We love the reading lesson program so far. I use it for my almost 5 year old, we do 1-2 pages per day and we are currently on lesson 3. She loves the certificates of achievement that she gets at the end of each lesson. You can find these certificates using the online reference mentioned in the book. We had tried the teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons book, but found the pages to be too cluttered. This book is simple, easy for her to see and focus on what she is reading, no prep for me (open and go), and it's effective.
We are 6 lessons in and my 5 year old has began reading at a snap of a finger. It went right along side with our Language Arts curriculum, and really seemed to get to job done! Very easy for me to teach to her.
My 4 yr old and 6 yr old love doing this book together.
I've been using this with my 4 (almost 5) year old and very happy with it so far. We've been going at a very slow pace ( only 1 page a day). But this has worked very well for my son. He doesn't like to sit down and do "work books" or long lessons. This breaks things down simply so kids feel proud of themselves very quickly reading 3 letter words. This has encouraged him to want to do more. Very happy with it so far.
this helped my 4 year old to read on her own ... I swear by this .. well explained technics to teach phoneic . even am learning how to teach her with this book. it helps to know the exact way to read sounds and blend them . wish its bit colourful otherwise its a big thumbs up!!