Reading Made Easy combines the best of sound phonics mechanics with a contagious love of reading. I only wish this valuable tool had been available when I began homeschooling. Affordable, scripted, easy-to-use and effective; what more could anyone want? Reading Made Easy is a wonderful tool for anyone who wants to impart to children not only the information of 'how' we read but also the inspiration of 'why' we read. --Jane Claire Lambert, author of Five in a Row
One of the things I love about this program is the variety of stories. They are not silly or frivolous, but ones to interest the child. There are some stories just for fun, some story poems, and some continuing stories. At the end of the book, the student reads a twelve-chapter, historical fiction short story (similar to an I-Can-Read chapter book). Filled with the subtleties of heartwarming thoughts on family life, home education, and a love of learning, it is a wonderful story about the first book wagon in America, and even includes a photograph of it! You won t find anything like this in other phonics books! Highly recommended! --Tina Farewell The Always Incomplete Resource Guide Lifetime Books and Gifts
Valerie, We loved your reading program, Reading Made Easy! My son did fabulous with it. I found it to be very user friendly and an enjoyable way to guide my son to learn how to read in a painless, natural way that enhanced his natural love of reading. Thank you for creating this wonderful tool. I only wish that could more eloquently express just how terrific your program was for us. We had a whirlwind year, yet the simplicity and joy of Reading Made Easy allowed us to do the basics despite the many distractions that were in our days. It was sooo painless, and at the end of the year I realized how incredible his progress was. Your stories are priceless and captivating! Thanks soooo very much. --Debbie Hermosillo
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About the Author
Valerie and her husband, Bruce, homeschooled their six children through high school. Valerie's books offer wisdom and encouragement that draw on more than twenty-five years of homeschooling experience. Her award-winning phonics program, Reading Made Easy, is one of Cathy Duffy's Top 100 Picks. Valerie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from Eckerd College and has written a number of stories and articles for children's magazines. She has also written a variety of curricular materials for homeschooling families. Valerie is currently working toward a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Children's Literature from Penn State.
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