Reading and Spelling Pure & Simple is a thoughtfully designed, well-crafted reading program that takes students from being nonreaders to being confident, full-fledged readers in 90 lessons. The lessons teach the letter and sound patterns of the English language. Students learn to associate alphabet letters and letter combinations with their assigned sounds. Concepts are explained in terms of “patterns” rather than “rules”—a far less intimidating approach for most students. Spelling and word comprehension are emphasized throughout the curriculum. These lessons have been successfully used in Tier 2 (Response to Intervention) programs.

Any person who knows how to read can use this book to teach someone else how to read. Previous teaching experience is not a prerequisite. The program is systematic, sequential, and research-based, and directions for teaching the lessons are concise and easy to follow. Since the format for all 90 lessons is the same, teacher preparation is kept to a minimum. Reading and Spelling is ideally suited for one-on-one instruction but can be used effectively in small groups.

If your goal is to create an authentic, self-assured reader and you’re looking for a program to equip you in every way, this book is for you. No frills, complicated lessons, or lengthy explanations . . . just a solid, ingenious reading program that works . . . pure and simple!