“…I found much of the book to be useful and interesting. The “Silly Stories” were great and I think the children will enjoy them, as well as learn the rules being captured by them. I also liked the pictures, charts and tables scattered throughout the book as well as the materials included in the appendix.
I was worried about the emphasis on sight words, due to my bias against the “look-say” whole-word memorization-type reading programs. However, after studying Lorraine’s list of words, I felt better about her rationale for their inclusion. Many of the words were ones I had recently told my own children that, “I can’t explain why the word is pronounced like that since it violates everything we’ve learned, but please just memorize it and let’s move on.”
“I recommend, You Can Teach Someone to Read by Lorraine Peoples. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Also, if you just need a good reference book on phonics rules, this would b a good addition to your home library.”
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