Teach a Student to Read (TASTR) is not a phonics book. Phonics is a method of teaching reading that posits that sounds correlate with graphemes in an alphabetic writing system. Phonics assumes letters represent speech sounds. Letters can spell sounds, but not all letters spell sounds. Some letters are markers. Other letters are zeroed. TASTR strives to teach fully and accurately about the English writing system to give a new reader the information needed to read and understand the spelling of any English word.
TASTR is currently available for purchase on Amazon.
Volume 1 contains Lesson 1 to Lesson 58. (361 pages)
Volume 2 contains Lesson 59 to Lesson 116. (395 pages)
The Kindle version contains both volumes found in the print version for $19.99.
A Reading Supplement that contains the stories in the electronic version is available for $11.99.
The Kindle version can be used alone, but the Reading Supplement offers new readers a physical book to hold and manipulate.
The <igh> in height was erroneously identified as an etymological marker in an earlier version. The <e> is the etymological marker. The <igh> spells [ɑɪ]. The print and Kindle versions have been updated with a note.
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The Teach a Student to Read reading program is also available for purchase outside the United States.
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