Teaching a Young Child to Read
Wood Smethurst, Ed.D.
ISBN 1-57129-048-6 1998 paper $16.95
Increasingly, educators and legislators are stressing the critical importance of developing early reading skills. Students who begin reading before they reach first grade are the students most likely to succeed later on. In this book, Smethurst provides detailed guidelines for helping a preschool child learn to read—starting with awareness of letters and letter sounds, and developing the phonics skills and other skills leading to comprehension. His informal, no pressure approach makes learning a natural, fun process, combining children’s literature classics, creative story telling, games, artwork, scrapbooks, and journals with a wide range of activities from library visits to picnics. Written for parents and teachers of young children.