The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading (Paperback)

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A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading—no experts need apply!

Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills—and don't know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading—from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This one book supplies parents with all the tools they need.

Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic coauthor Sara Buffington to supply parents with a clear, direct phonics program—a program that gives them the know-how and confidence to take matters into their own hands.

About the Author

Jessie Wise, Susan Wise Bauer’s mother, is a former teacher and principal; she is now an educational consultant, speaker, and writer.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780972860314
ISBN-10: 0972860312
Publisher: The Well-Trained Mind Press
Publication Date: October 17th, 2004
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: The Ordinary Parent's Guide