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Montessori Read and Write: A Parent's Guide to Literacy for Children Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (August 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609803352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609803356
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #704,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Montessori Read & Write, Lynne Lawrence, a leading Montessori practitioner, shows you how you can teach your children to read and write using the famous Montessori system.  The book is packed with ideas and age-specific activities and games that make learning easy and fun.  It puts children on the straightest possible road to literacy, from those first steps in recognizing letters, sounds, and shapes through vocabulary-building and spelling competence to full reading fluency and creative writing skills.
        As a valuable bonus, Montessori Read & Write includes a list of special books that you and your child can enjoy reading together.

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The book is easy to read & follow.
Sassy Mama
I highly recommend this book to all parents, whether homeschooling or not.
Kate Harris
There are very nice photographs throughout.
Lisa Nolan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Stacy on May 19, 1999
Format: Paperback
As the mother of a four year old attending Montessori school, I was devastated that we would have to move before the school year was over-and just when my son was learning the basics of reading! At our new home, there was no Montessori school with a mid-year opening, so rather than wait to continue his education, I decided to home school in the Montessori method. Not being formally educated in Montessori, or even early childhood education, I was overjoyed to find this book. It is a clearly written instruction on teaching young children to read and write using many senses. My son, having familiarity with some of the tools already, actually instructed me a few times, but it is wonderful to watch him so confident and enjoying learning. For anyone homeschooling or looking to supplement their young childs education, this book is a valuable tool.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline R. Molenaar on April 21, 2003
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This is a easy to use book to use with lots of games to play. In keeping with the Montessori way, kids will not know they are learning. As a parent, the games and instructions are easy to follow. The book encourages you to follow the games in sequence, as they build on eachother. I liked that short explanations were given for each game reagrding what it would teach the children. One thing, it does assume having some of the Montessori tools/toys such as sandpaper letters which you can buy or make yourself. But many of the gamse require only you and your kid. Good book, I am moving toward a Montessori house and hope my kids will benefit from it.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kate Harris on October 11, 2002
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My oldest son attended a Montessori school for the first 5 years of his formal schooling and I believe it gave him a firm foundation for his future schooling. Now I have two small children and I also want them to be exposed to the Montessori method, however, I want to homeschool them as well. This seemed a formidable task until I found Lynne Lawrence's book, as well as "Teaching Montessori In the Home by Elizabeth G. Hainstock", which gives me the guidelines and instruction I need to successfully utilize the Montessori method in my own home. I highly recommend this book to all parents, whether homeschooling or not.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 9, 2003
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Montessori Read and Write is a terrific book and is stuffed with many, many great ideas and suggestions for teaching your young child to read and instilling a love of reading. The content of this book can actually be a bit overwhelming. I suggest a very slow reading of this book, interspersed with trying the ideas slowly with your children. As with all children, some of these ideas will work better individually than others, but I think most children will benefit very much from this book. Happy reading to you and your children.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Hilary Peace- McLeod on October 25, 1998
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Lynne Lawrence has written a user friendly book that does not asume anything. Homeschoolers will love it. This is the tried and trusted method of teaching reading and writing in hundreds of Montessori schools around the world. Montessori students will use it for its clarity, illustrations and thoroughness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Nolan on January 29, 2010
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The book starts with an Introduction which includes background about Maria Montessori. There are nine chapters with activities you can do at home or in a classroom setting. There is also a template and resources chapter. There are very nice photographs throughout. Most of the activities have a photo, some are text only. Below is an outline of each chapter.

I gave this book five stars out of five. It is full of helpful information, and easy to read with both color and black and white photographs. The activities are those found in Montessori classrooms and can be duplicated at home. I think it is ideal for ages 2 to 6.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan Stephenson on August 30, 2008
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"Montessori Read and Write" is written by the director of the oldest and many people think the most thorough Montessori teacher training center in the world, MMI (The Maria Montessori Institute) in London, England. It is extremely valuable to Montessori teachers, other teachers, and parents. And now it is available NEW in this country from the Michael Olaf Montessori Company in Arcata, California.
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