The result is book that shows how to discover the fun of learning to read, while building a solid foundation of comprehension. Some of the recommendations may surprise parents, such as Rubman’s argument – arranged as a top ten list! – for not teaching kids to read aloud before kindergarten, or why it’s actually beneficial rather than cheating for developing readers to look to illustrations for help in comprehension. The result is eye-opening and convincing, presented in an upbeat, approachable manner.
Takeaway: An inviting corrective on how to teach fundamental reading skills, for parents.
Great for fans of: Jan Burkins & Kari Yates’s Shifting the Balance, Jennifer Serravallo’s The Reading Strategies Book.