Story 9 of The Treadwell Primer by Harriet Taylor Treadwell is … the last story in the book! Can you believe it?
Think about where your student was when we started. He didn’t even know the sounds for individual, simple letters. And now? Now he’s just read a whole book of great stories.
People ask me sometimes if this really works. Can a child really be taught to read this way? In just 10-15 minutes per day and no gimmicks?
I’ve actually done this, and these lessons aren’t hypothetical. They are records of what I’ve actually done with real children (that’s why each child is so different).
Now, as I said, Story 9 (Little Spider’s First Web) is the last story in the book. It doesn’t introduce anything new to our students, but gives them more practice in applying the rules to more complex words. It really flexes those literacy muscles again, which is exactly what we want.
Don’t be afraid to break this store up into two or three lessons if it’s wearing your student out. Remember: overdoing it only breeds dislike for reading!
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