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An Acorn in My Hand

4.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0932029072
ISBN-10: 0932029078
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 77 pages
  • Publisher: Thoburn Press (1964)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932029078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932029072
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #873,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A strong phonetic approach to teaching children reading and spelling. All children taught this way are sucessful!! Even right-brained children benefit from a logical step-by-step approach to phonics and the repetition constantly reinforces and encourages. Positive and thorough, the author is truly a remarkable example for all first grade teachers. Should be a prerequisite to teaching elementary age children. A classic.
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Taught my 2 homeschooled children how to read with this book and learned a lot for myself in the meantime. Short, and to-the-point. Most highly recommended!
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The author of this book taught at St. Thomas Episcopal in Houston, Texas where I was educated. Her curriculum was so effective that I consistently scored in the 99th percentile for reading comprehension on all standardized tests, including the SAT and the GRE. I sent my daughter to the same school, with the same good results. They are still using Mrs. Bouldin's technique's.
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This is the best book in my opinion ever written on "teaching a child to read".
I used this book with my daughter when she was 4. She was reading completely by the age of 5.
It is easy, practical, and guides you each step of the way.

I highly recommend to anyone with a struggling reader, homeschooler, or wanting to teach kids how to read!
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Mrs. Bouldin wrote this book about the girls in my first grade class. I still have an autogrpahed copy of this book in my library.

Due to a serious illness, she could not speak that year but still taught us with Corrine Stickland as her "voice".

It was a remarkable year! The local Houston newspaper came to do a story and photograph us that year because when the rest of America was teaching kids to read by the new rout method, she was giving us the rules and the means of figuring out words for ourselves...teaching us with the old-fashioned, tried and true method...PHONICS. Other kids were reading, "Dick and Jane run" and we were reading chapter books; they were spelling "goat" and "cat", we were spelling "hippopotamus". [This is absolutely true and was a word on a spelling list in that first grade class...I have never forgotten it.]

If America had not become a nation of "educated fools", our children could ALL read and be CONFIDENT in their ability to do so.

My lifelong love of reading began with the methods taught in this humble little book. I am 58 this year and I wouldn't trade what she taught me about reading and about life for a winning lottery ticket. Mrs. Bouldin gave us the gift of understanding how to read and the beginnings of how to think for ourselves. For this I will always call her blessed.

Yes, I recommend this book to all mothers and educators who truly want to provide children with workable tools to succeed in life.
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Used this book, not only to teach my own 2 children how to read and write, but taught myself a lot of phonics that I apply myself. It's hard to believe she can teach so much to first graders, but it's true. Not only is there a lot of content, but she presents it so logically, my children would "see" it right away. When children can read well at an early age, nothing can stop them. They teach themselves by being able to read what they are truly interested in. My son was reading high school science in 2nd-3rd grade. My daughter had her bachelor's degree at age 18. This is a "must have" book for the homeschooler (or any student) of just about any age.
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