Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home education consultant, speaker, and writer. She has decades of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, private tutor, and educational consultant, and is the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind and the groundbreaking elementary grammar text First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.
Sara Buffington has experience as a teacher and children's book editor. Now a freelance writer, Buffington is the co-author of The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and First Language Lessons, Level Three.
If you want to teach your child how to read this is a great book. I have no tried other books because I didn't need to! The lessons are fairly scripted and easy to understand. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Brandie
Eight years ago, I read The Well Trained Mind by Jessie Wise and found myself agreeing with it lock, stock, and barrell. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Anne
This book is organized so well. It is set up for a lesson a day. My daughter is doing so well with it. A great reading program for a reasonable price. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maxine A.
My son has done really well learning to read with this book. We had a few snags in the beginning (age-level frustrations, I think), but picked the book up a few months later and he... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sara
I ordered this book because I thought it fit the bill for me: I am an ordinary parent, and I wanted to teach my twin daughters to read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stacy
I used this book to teach my son to read. I had no idea what I was doing, but this book made it very simple.Published 4 months ago by Traci Koenig
This was part of a curriculum picked by our UMS-model school. My son goes to school 2 days a week, and I homeschool 2-3 days. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hollye Long
Tried several other programs before finally finding this one. Wow, I can't express how much I wish I would have found it first. Every other program was tedious and mind numbing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by all4jandz