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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.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Kindergarten Curriculum Kit!
View the first 3 lessons of The Reading Lesson Book

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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    We love Giggle Bunny January 13, 2016
    Reviewer: Linda  
    We love this program. I do wish that Timberdooble also sold the dvd for it but that is ok. This program is really great and has taught my son to read.

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    Quickly Taught Her to Read November 10, 2015
    Reviewer: Brandi  
    After using a different program from another company, I decided to use this book and I saw a drastic difference very quickly in her ability to read. This book starts off at just the right speed and progresses at just the right intervals. In between each chapter there are tips and reminders for parents to focus on and encourage while teaching their child. The layout is simple and the words and pictures are in black and white which is easy to read and not distracting at all. My daughter is able to focus and read along very well. The convenient little dashes that are under each word also helps her to sound out when she should and reminds her of blended letter combinations (th, for example) by placing a longer dash under those blended sounds. Overall a wonderful book and tool and has been very successful in our home.

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    Love the Large Font September 25, 2015
    Reviewer: Deja  
    We were working with "Teach Your Kid To Read In 100 Easy Lessons* and we made it to about lesson 60 before it got too long and boring for my 4 year old son. This book is perfect for the younger reader. We are breezing through the first couple of chapters because of what he already knows, but he actually enjoys this book whereas he began to hate the other.He loves the little pictures that accompany the letters and reading the short stories. Great book for the beginner reader.

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    This is a great book May 21, 2015
    Reviewer: Stacey A.  
    This is a great book for pre-readers and beginning readers. The line drawings are simple yet interesting and there are lots of repetitive work pages. A solid work book.

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    My 4 1/2 year old son loves this April 3, 2015
    Reviewer: Stephanie  
    The first night we received the Reading Lesson and I sat down to read it along with my 4 1/2 year old son, I realized this really is THE reading lesson. The only one I'll probably ever need to teach my son to read. I didn't realize teaching a child to read could be so easy, with my firstborn daughter, she learned to read a different way, simply by us reading to her. We did not realize all kid's don't learn that way. I love the clear and easy to follow explanation in the beginning of the book, it gave me a lot of insight into how children learn to read, which is multi faceted. I like the pictures that go along with the letter so you know it's proper phonetic sound. Best of all, my son read the word CAT yesterday and asked to complete more lessons! I'm very impressed with this product.

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