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The Reading Lesson - 2nd Edition by Michael Levin & Charan Langton (Paperback)

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About the Book



Based on phonics and whole language skills, this method advances children ages 3 to 8 from knowing their alphabet to reading second-grade-level picture books.



Book Synopsis



The Reading Lesson is a bestselling program that teaches young children to read in 20 easy lessons. It is designed as a step-by-step course for parents who want to teach their young children to read at home. The teaching method is based on phonics and key-word recognition, and with its innovative and guided approach, the 20 step-by-step lessons provide an easy-to-follow recipe for teaching children to read. Developed by pediatrician Michael Levin, the program has also been used successfully for children with disabilities.

How do I use the Reading Lesson?

There are twenty lessons in this book. Each lesson takes about two weeks to complete (with about 15 minutes of study per day). Before starting a lesson, we suggest that you read the instructions for that lesson. Each lesson begins with an introduction and a description of how to proceed. For example, lesson two introduces the letters "m", "d", and "r". At the beginning of the lesson, there is an introduction with some words of advice and thoughts on how to go through the sounds of those letters and how to read them in words.

Each lesson consists of words, exercises and short stories. When reading the words, ask the child to tell you what the word means. Before you read the story, read the title and talk a little bit about the content of the story. Approximately 300 key words form the basis of reading skills in this course. Each lesson introduces a set of key words. Your child should learn them well before you proceed to the next lesson, since these words are used in later lessons.

For many young readers (including children who are familiar with the alphabet), the letters in words seem to melt together. The instructions in Lesson One teach the child basic sound blending. The special typography and font style the book uses will help your child to identify and separate the letters she already knows. These bars, dots, and special graphics are there as guides and are used to blend the sounds into words. This process is called "sounding out". At first, blending is difficult for most children. You will need to help the child but he will get better at it with practice.

How fast should I go through the book?

The length and the pace of the daily lessons will vary with your child's age and abilities. We suggest the following schedule: For children under five, one page per day will suffice and maintain their concentration on the lesson. For children between five and six, two to three pages per day will be sufficient. For children over six, three or more pages per day will be fine.

Children have a very short attention span. Try to keep each lesson under fifteen minutes, and spend no more than five to seven minutes per page. If your child is young, don't rush! Work at a leisurely and comfortable pace. Remember: you have plenty of time to complete the course and, if necessary, to go back and repeat the course before your child starts reading instruction in school.

How old should my child be when we start the Reading Lesson?

The book is meant for children between the ages of 3 and 8. We do not suggest that you try to teach a child under the age of three to read. Contrary to some books that suggest that you can teach infants to read, there is no proof that such a thing is possible. Children need certain developmental skills before they can read. Flashing cards with letters and words at a baby is a fun thing to do and makes us feel like good parents, but it does not work!

The Reading Lesson is a totally developmentally appropriate course that is easy to follow, and makes learning to read fun for parents and kids. The book is an easy and cheap solution to teaching your children to read at home, and has been a success with families all around the world. Give it a try - you're sure to love it.



Review Quotes




"Five Star Excellent!... Simply spectacular! Extremely resourceful. Take my advice. This book works!" --Jennifer LB Lesse, A StoryBook Weaver's Book Reviews

"I found it to be a very appealing program that would be especially beneficial to homeschoolers." --Terri Bittner, bellaonline.com

"I've used a few different reading programs, and this is by far the easiest to use. If you want a simple, inexpensive reading program, then I'd encourage you to look at The Reading Lesson!" --Teisha Priest, Home Educating Family Assocation

"Refreshingly straightforward approach and uncluttered format. Highly recommended." --Library Journal

"This sensible early reading system introduces young children to letter sounds and to simple words, sight words, and basic stories to read. Parents will appreciate the book's refreshingly straightforward approach and uncluttered format." --Discovery Education



About the Author



Michael Levin, MD, is a pediatrician who specializes in behavioral, attention, and learning problems in young children. Charan Langton, MS, developed this program while teaching their two children to read. They live in Danville, California.
Dimensions (Overall): 10.7 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Language Experience Approach
Series Title: The Reading Lesson
Publisher: Mountcastle Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Michael Levin & Charan Langton
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2002
TCIN: 11403384
UPC: 9780913063026
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-1123
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Mama3 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
We started off with How to Teach Your Child in 100 Easy Lessons, which so many people swear by. My daughter HATED that book. We barely got through the first few lessons before I decided to give this book a try. This book is so much better. We have been working on it for about 4 months now so I can now confidently say that I 100% recommend this book. My daughter is only 4.5 yrs, so in order to not overwhelm her, we just do 1 page a day, 4-5 times a week. We are about 1/4 of the way through the book and we are seeing great results.
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Your child will learn quickly to read!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
tstroy - 3 years ago
We couldn't love this book enough. this was the only book we used to teach our toddler son to read. We started when he was late 3 and finished shortly after he turned 5. He was reading a little before lesson 8. We would let him color the pages as a reward when he finished reading. The book does not teach comprehension, but that's a super easy fix just by asking your child questions about each story or asking them to write short summaries or sentences after they read as they move through the chapters.
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Buy this book. I cant recommend it enough

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
- 4 years ago
Easy steps to follow for kids and adults. I have used this for both my boys when they were in preschool and both are reading above their grade level. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Go at your own pace for your child. The pages are not overwhelming. I even learned a thing or two.
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