Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons gives parents the tools they need to help their children succeed in school. Written by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, and Elaine Bruner, this helpful resource explains how to teach your child to read using the DISTAR method taught in many of the country's best schools.
How Does It Work?
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons can benefit precocious preschoolers who are bored with coloring and interested in reading as well as first or second graders who can't read at grade level. The system is quite simple, even if you have no previous experience teaching a young child. Detailed scripts tell you exactly what to say and do in order to explain key concepts to your son or daughter.
In just 20 minutes per day, parents can help their children become more proficient readers. To get started, all you'll need is the book, a comfortable workspace, and a notebook and pencil for your child. However, small stickers or other rewards may also be helpful to motivate students who are struggling. Parents from across the United States have offered glowing testimonials regarding Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Even parents who had been told their children were "low performers" have seen a significant improvement in reading skills after the completion of this program.
The DISTAR Method
The DISTAR method, also known as Direct Instructional System for Teaching and Remediation, is a phonics-based reading program created in the 1960s to help children from low-income families improve their language skills and reading comprehension. Lessons are highly structured, extensive participation from students is required, mistakes are corrected immediately, and frequent testing is used to monitor student progress. Numerous studies have proven that the DISTAR method is more effective than the Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Basal Reading Program and other popular reading instruction programs-even if the child has a previously diagnosed learning disability.
To learn more about the effectiveness of the DISTAR method, check out the following helpful resources:
- The National Institute for Direct Instruction
- Phonics and Direct Instruction
- Understanding phonemic awareness
Homeschooling and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
While Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a fantastic resource for any parent who wants to help his/her child develop outstanding reading skills, the book is especially useful for homeschooling families looking for an economical reading instruction program. Although Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons does not require flash cards or worksheets, you can purchase these supplemental materials from the book's website. Homeschooling parents who wish to use Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons as the basis of their reading instruction may also wish to purchase the direct instruction training video and audio tapes.