Lessons in this text are enough to get started teaching a child to read and write using simple sight words and other easy to read words to make sentences. Each lesson begins with sight words and easy words, then consists of printed text for reading and copying. Each section ends with a complete list of words for the student to review. Flash cards are included in the appendix to cut, laminate, and practice for word mastery.
Perfect for guided reading and small-group reading instruction for developing reading proficiency.
SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS
This book may be used in teaching reading by any of the methods in common use; but it is especially adapted to the Phonics Method, the Word Method, or a combination of the two.
I. Phonics Method. First teach the elementary sounds and their representative, as they occur in the lessons; then, the formation of words by the combination of these sounds. For instance, teach the student to identify the characters a, o, n, d, g, r, and th, in Box B of Lesson 1, as the representatives of certain elementary sounds; then teach him to form the words in Box A of the lesson, then other words, as nag, on, and, etc. Use a similar method in teaching the succeeding lessons. After having read a few lessons in this manner, begin to teach the spelling of words, and require the groups, "a man," "the man," "a pen," to be read as a good reader would pronounce single words.
II. Word Method. Teach the student to identify at sight the words in Box A of the reading exercises, and to read these exercises without hesitation. After having read a few lessons in this manner, begin to teach the spelling of words.
III. Word Method and Phonics Method Combined.--Teach the student to identify words and read sentences, as above. Having read a few lessons in this manner, begin to use the Phonics Method, combining it with the Word Method, by first teaching the words in each lesson as words; then the elementary sounds, and spelling.