Updated: Our most recent edition is the second edition It is EP’s Learn to Read course and has the updated names and language now found in the online course.
This book has all of the reading lessons from Getting Ready 1 and Getting Ready 2 (which have been combined on the site onto the page named “Learn to Read.”)
For the sight words, I wrote them in large font. To teach my kids I covered up the words with a large index card to help focus attention on the word I was introducing and practicing. I would say the word and then have my child say the word. I would ask what the word was. After I showed my kid all the words, I would show a word to see if it was remembered. In only takes a few minutes, a few times a day. It works just like on the site. Review the words a few times during the day (I suggest breakfast, lunch and dinner) and then have your child read the lesson to you.
After the Primer, McGuffey’s First Eclectic Reader is included. Again, all images are included. On the site there are no longer sight words. In this portion, I typed out the new words for each section to make them easier to show your child since they don’t have all the phonetic markings on them.
Finally, there are over 100 phonics lessons from the site. Since I was working so closely with them, I was able to make some edits which will begin appearing in the course on Easy Peasy’s site. These are the pdf phonics lessons from Learn to Read (Getting Ready 2).
Size: 8.5 by 11 inches
Length: 305 pages
Color: black and white
Font: differs, mostly Times New Roman, size 16-28, depending on where in the book