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Reading Lesson

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Ages: 3-7
Grade Levels: Preschool-2nd

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Product Code: 216-217

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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.

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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.

    Publisher's Information
    Authors: Michael Levin, MD and Charan Langton, MS
    Pages: 444
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2000
    ISBN: 0-913063-02-9
    Publisher: Mountcastle Company
    Consumable: Yes
    Reproducible: No
    Faith-Based: No

    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

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    Reading Lesson January 19, 2017
    Reviewer: Cherie from Hawaii, now KC, Missouri  
    This is absolutely the best "reading lesson" plan we've used and seen yet. I don't know how many times I've recommended it to friends, online forums and Facebook homeschool groups when they ask for help. It's emphasis on each letter and phonics allowed my son to learn and blend words so fast he's already reading normal books out of his age range and we're not even done with the Reading Lessons books yet! We love it and I plan to use it with my other children in the future.

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    Reading Lessons January 16, 2017
    Reviewer: Abby, age 3 from West Virginia  
    There a lot of different things to do on each page. There are a lot of pages. I like it. I learn to read words.

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    What a relief! September 12, 2016
    Reviewer: Christa  
    I was absolutely terrified to homeschool in the early grades simply because I did not know if I could teach my child to read. I did not want to fail her in this area. We have been working on this book for three months and she has thrived. She has gone from barely reading ten words to reading short paragraphs. I seriously am amazed at her progress. I know it is the book and not my masterful teaching abilities because I literally just follow the lesson. The words she struggles with I circle in the book and then make sight word cards for her and stick them on her bedroom wall. She practices them herself, asking me to read the ones she struggles with and when she masters them, we take them down and replace with new words. I am so excited about this book and her amazing progress that I recently started the first lesson with my 3 year old!

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    Not a good fit for us. July 27, 2016
    Reviewer: Tanya Mize from Felton, DE United States  
    My 5yo has not taken to this. We tried for a few months and she just wasn't enjoying it. It may be that she just isn't ready so we've put it away and will try again in a few months but I'm not sure it will ever be a good fit for us. My daughter prefers bright colors and cute pictures and this book is just kind of boring.

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    Amazing. June 10, 2016
    Reviewer: Donnielle Tyner from TX United States  
    The large letters and gradual approach to phonetic sounds really helped my son (who hates reading) learn to love it. I love watching what he learns in The Reading Lesoon "click" into place as he applies those lessons into everyday life.

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