An updated, easier-to-use edition of the program that helped a million parents teach their children to read.
Parents can teach their children to read--no expertise required! Parents can take charge of their children’s literacy with this updated, easier-to-use edition of the classic jargon-free phonics guide. Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills — and don’t know how to help. Many phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching phonics and reading— from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. A new layout makes understanding and teaching the concepts even easier. With the accompanying Student Book, parents will have everything they need to take their children from the basics all the way to a fourth-grade reading level. Features a new introduction by Dr. Susan Wise Bauer.
About the Author
Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home education consultant, speaker, and writer. She has decades of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, private tutor, and educational consultant, and is the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind and the groundbreaking elementary grammar text First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.
Sara Buffington has experience as a teacher and children's book editor. Now a freelance writer, Buffington is the co-author of The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and First Language Lessons, Level Three.
Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.