Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons

February 17, 2011
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Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons

Content: Phonics
Grade(s): K – 2nd
Perspective: Secular
Prep Time: None
Teacher Manual: Yes
Teacher Involvement: Essential
Cost: $ || ?
Pages: 395
Publication Date: 1983
Publisher: www.startreading.com
Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017

Common Core Aligned:

** From the Publisher’s Website: **

Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons contains 100 twenty–minute lessons that are clearly color–coded and scripted (including how to motivate, teach, and correct) so that both you and the child you are teaching can be successful. How successful? After kids complete the 100 lessons they read on a solid second grade level.

About the Author:
Dr. Phyllis Haddox, began her wide range of career experiences in education more than 40 years ago as a classroom teacher and then reading specialist in California. On the faculty of the University of Oregon she provided hands-on training to doctoral students and others in supervisory, teaching and management techniques. Siegfried Engelmann is a professor of education at the University of Oregon, and has written many books on teaching, including Give Your Child a Superior Mind. He is the originator of Direct Instruction.

Because one opinion is never enough! Have you ever used Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons? How did it work for your family? Share your review below.



  • not so newbie March 29, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I used it with my 1st daughter when she was 4 and it worked great. She was ready and eager and I think anything would have worked with her. I started it with my 2nd daughter when she was close to 5 and we worked our way up to about Lesson 60 or so and it was getting to be more and more of a struggle, so we stopped it, slowed down and now are using Hooked on Phonics instead. They are so different. It’s not very expensive to try it, see how it goes but don’t push it if they’re not ready for it yet. For a more comprehensive program after 100 EL, we use The Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading.

  • Jean Canale March 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I used this book with both of my kids — one at age 4 and the other at age 6 — back in the mid-late 90s. We really enjoyed using it because there was progress to show every day. My kids loved to read to their dad in the evenings to show him what new sounds they learned. When they reached a lesson that was too challenging we just put the book away for a while and then tried again a couple of weeks, or even months, later. The stories are pretty silly but the kids seemed to enjoy them. Though I have since parted with most of my home schooling resources I have held on to this book because it brings back such nice memories of cuddling on the couch in our early days of learning to read….sigh….

  • Karl M. Bunday March 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I started one of my children (my second son) with this reading program. For all my children, I use multiple materials. The program seemed to work well for getting him ready for some group classes arranged by our homeschooling support group when he was first-grade age, in classes meant to be academically challenging and to involve reading for meaning. I especially like beginning reading instruction, and carrying it all the way through, with Let’s Read: A Linguistic Approach by Bloomfield and Barnhart.

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