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The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition Instructor Book

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The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition, Instructor Book is part of an updated, easier-to-use edition of the phonics program that helped a million parents teach their children to read. Scripted, open-and-go lessons enable you to give your student a strong foundation in reading. Student Book also required. You can add it easily by creating a bundle, below.

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The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition, Student Book is part of an updated, easier-to-use edition of the phonics program that helped a million parents teach their children to read. Includes all text the student needs to read, with a non-cluttered layout and ample whitespace. Instructor Book also required.

This audio companion reinforces the phonics lessons from The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Rhymes and songs put the sounds in context, in a memorable and fun format for children.

This set of 320 cards include phonograms, sight words, word endings, subject, predicate, command, and others – everything you need to use The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Just cut and use, or print and cut the PDF version.

A set of two magnet boards – one blank, and one with all the alphabet magnets you’ll need to teach reading using The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading.

Product Overview

Many phonics programs are over-complicated and over-priced, but you can take charge of your child’s literacy with this jargon-free phonics guide. 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. It’s user-friendly, affordable, and easy to follow, supplying you with everything you need to teach reading in one book. This program teaches all 72 phonograms, one at a time, and has built-in review.

Clarification: we do NOT offer a guarantee that children who learn phonics from The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading will win the spelling bee. We only guarantee that they will grow up to be avid readers with fantastic grades who get into elite universities, then proceed to change the world with their creativity, erudition, and passion, while respecting rich and poor alike, and calling their parents at least twice a week with genuine gratitude and in-depth updates. (Just wanted to clarify that, so as not to raise unreasonable expectations.)

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The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition Instructor Book

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition, Instructor Book is part of an updated, easier-to-use edition of the phonics program that helped a million parents teach their children to read. Scripted, open-and-go lessons enable you to give your student a strong foundation in reading. Student Book also required. You can add it easily by creating a bundle, below.

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition Student Book

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Revised Edition, Student Book is part of an updated, easier-to-use edition of the phonics program that helped a million parents teach their children to read. Includes all text the student needs to read, with a non-cluttered layout and ample whitespace. Instructor Book also required.

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading, Audio Companion

This audio companion reinforces the phonics lessons from The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Rhymes and songs put the sounds in context, in a memorable and fun format for children.

Flashcards for the Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

This set of 320 cards include phonograms, sight words, word endings, subject, predicate, command, and others – everything you need to use The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading. Just cut and use, or print and cut the PDF version.

OPG Magnet Board Bundle - Two Boards and Magnets

A set of two magnet boards – one blank, and one with all the alphabet magnets you’ll need to teach reading using The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading.

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  1. Jennifer

    I have friend who is step mom to a 10 year old who cannot read – would you recommend this book for an older child who is already in the public school system? Would they skip some of the earlier parts? Or is there another guide you would recommend?

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    Miriam

    Os livros são em português Brasil?

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    • Answer Desk

      Não, desculpe, este livro não está disponível em português no momento. (via Google Translate)
      No, I’m sorry, this book is not currently available in Portuguese.

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    Nicole (verified owner)

    Is the book, Teaching Reading designed for pre-K through 3rd grade?

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    • Answer Desk (verified owner)

      Most pre-K kids are ready for OPG, but certainly there are those who are not. If your child isn’t ready, focus on reading readiness activities until they are a bit older. There are 231 lessons, and the student will be reading at about fourth-grade level when finished.

      How long it takes to finish depends on how often you do lessons and how much knowledge the student has going in – an older student may recognize all the letters and know the initial sounds, so some lessons could be skipped. A younger student might take 1 1/2 to 2 years to finish.

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    Jessie (verified owner)

    Do you have to do one lesson per day or are you able to do multiple lessons per day?

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    • Answer Desk (verified owner)

      Many children have some familiarity with the letters and sounds before beginning formal lessons, making it quite possible to do multiple lessons in a day. The last thing we want is for the student to hate reading lessons because they’re trudging through basic consonant sounds they already know! Move through the phonics instruction as quickly as the student can grasp the concepts, reviewing as needed – the Information for Parents section in the Instructor Guide talks about when to move on and how to review.

      Just as some children will be able to do more than one lesson per day at the beginning, other children may need more than one day for certain lessons. Be sensitive to that particular child’s pace.

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    Suhaylah

    Am I able to get a student work book pdf ?

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    • Answer Desk (verified owner)

      The teacher manual and the student book are both available in PDF, but they are separate purchases.

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    Marie Christine Kennedy

    I have the original. What is different?

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    • Press Minion

      All typos have been corrected; the typesetting/font of the instructor text is cleaner and easier to read; the stuff that the student needs is split off into its own book so that the student isn’t just looking at your book.

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    Libby

    Hi There, I am wanting to know approximately how long it normally takes for a 5 year old (who knows the alphabet: uppercase & lowercase) to complete/ or how many grades typically this book covers when done in a homeschool setting? I understand that it is mastery based, yet for the purposes of writing about this course for a homeschooling permit in my country, I am just wondering the approximate year/s, grade/s it is normally expected to cover, Thank you so much.

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    • Press Minion

      Sure! If you do 4 lessons a week, you’ll be finished in less than 2 school-years (American school-years are nine months each).

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