We’re using Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons differently the second time around.
My almost 5-year son has been hungry to learn and shows his readiness by what he’s retaining, so we’ve pulled the book out again.
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(includes sticker chart, letter flashcards & word flashcards)
I was so nervous teaching my first child to read.
To me, reading is THE most crucial subject and I didn’t want to mess this up with my daughter. In my mind, to avoid a disaster meant seeking out a highy recommended book to teach reading. Based on my teaching style, I knew I needed a scripted teaching book to help me! So, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons became THE book that was recommended. Here is my detailed review when I used it with my first child.
How We’re Using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons:
My son has begun to start reading 1/2 a year earlier than when my daughter started. This has everything to do with where he’s at, his desire to learn and how naturally it’s coming to him. My son took to learning his uppercase and lowercase letters quite quickly, so now that he’s mastered that, I’ve decided to incorporate reading so I don’t hinder his progress.
What I’m doing differently this time with the book
I’ve already decided that the pace we’re going to go at is much slower, and so far it’s working.
This book might be easy in the sense of the format (the layout, the review, the script, how soon your child will read, etc.), but it’s not necessarily easy for the one who’s learning to read.
My desire is for my kids to read AND like it!
That’s said, we’re not doing a lesson a day. In fact, we’re doing a lesson a day sometimes, and mostly doing a lesson over two days. I’m trusting that this will help build confidence and an enjoyment to read my son.
LOTS OF REVIEW
At such a young age, the ability to sit down for more than the 20 minutes as suggested by the book, is just too much for a wiggler.
We write letters on the blackboard and whiteboard, review letter sounds and words using flashcards (see my free printable below), and we talk about letter sounds as we go about our day. I’ll find that my son just starts recognizing the letter sounds by looking at a word and will begin to sound them out loud. I love this because it becomes the connection between learning and living! When this happens, I’m reminded of what amazing benefits to homeschooling there are.
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Have you taught your child to read successfully using the book Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons?
If so, what were your strategies? If you’re new to using the book, was this helpful? Please share with me in the comments below.
Anchored in Jesus,
Fab thank you
Absolutely! I’d love to hear if they’re helpful:)
We are on lesson 42. She is 5 and doing well. She is easily distracted though. We sound out words everywhere we go to reinforce.
That’s amazing! Reading is SO important and going at the pace of the child is beneficial rather than keeping up with the program’s pace. It’s wonderful to hear how you’re doing this, while also reviewing and reinforcing what you can with her along the way. Great job!!
I’m doing 100 Easy Lessons for the third time with my third child, and my mom used it to teach me to read over 25 years ago! My oldest two loved the book and are now excellent readers. My four-year-old is eager to read like his older siblings and loves doing his “sounds” book, but he is still a bit shaky with a few of the sounds. I found your site because I wanted to find or make some flashcards to help with that. Thanks for sharing the free printables!
Wow, thats amazing, Shannon! Thank you for sharing:)