Learn to Read

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This page is just the reading portion of the Getting Ready pages and has three parts: The McGuffey Primer, The McGuffey First Reader, and phonics lessons. Before beginning this page, your child should be able to recognize all of the letters of the alphabet, as well as know their names and their basic sounds. This was created for children needing it who were already beyond kindergarten.

There are 230 lessons. Students start with sight reading, which enables them to read faster and more fluently. Then they will complete a phonics program, and emerge as  excellent readers. You can move through these one a day, or you can do as many as your child can do successfully and cheerfully.

If your child isn’t getting the sight reading and is at least five years old, consider trying the phonics section, which begins with lesson 112; a dyslexic child will do better with phonics than with the sight reading. My dyslexic boys struggled with sight reading, so we moved on to phonics. Then we went back and went through the McGuffey parts of the Learn to Read with EP book. They both enjoy reading now. I’m using the phonics section of the book to work on spelling, having them read a section of words, write them, read what they wrote, and then check it against the book.

Learn to Read with EP This course in book form.

Lesson 1

Lesson 53

  1. Read lesson 1 in your new book! A parent or older sibling needs to read the new words (in the box) to the child before he begins reading the lesson. Show the child the word (point to it with the mouse) and read it to him. Have him read the word to you. You can ignore the list of letters. You can also zoom in at any time. After you read through the words, have the child read the lesson story to you. It’s very short today!
  2. Also, parents, if sight reading was hard for your child, you could skip to phonics (Lesson 112) and then come back here. (A dyslexic child will do better with phonics than with sight reading, )

Lesson 54

  1. Read lesson 2 in your reader.

Lesson 55

  1. Read lesson 3 in your reader.

Lesson 56

  1. Read lesson 4 in your reader.

Lesson 57

  1. Read lesson 5 in your reader.

Lesson 58

  1. Read lesson 6 in your reader.

Lesson 59

  1. Read lesson 7 in your reader.

Lesson 60

  1. Read lesson 8 in your reader.

Lesson 61

  1. Read lesson 9 in your reader.

Lesson 62

  1. Read lesson 10 in your reader.

Lesson 63

  1. Read lesson 11 in your reader.

Lesson 64

  1. Read lesson 12 in your reader.

Lesson 65

  1. Read lesson 13 in your reader.

Lesson 66

  1. Read lesson 14 in your reader.

Lesson 67

  1. Read lesson 15 in your reader.

Lesson 68

  1. Read lesson 16 in your reader.

Lesson 69

  1. Read lesson 19 in your reader.

Lesson 70

  1. Read lesson 20 in your reader.

Lesson 71

  1. Read lesson 21 in your reader.

Lesson 72

  1. Read lesson 22 in your reader.

Lesson 73

  1. Read lesson 23 in your reader.

Lesson 74

  1. Read lesson 24 in your reader.

Lesson 75

  1. Read lesson 25 in your reader.

Lesson 76

  1. Read lesson 26 in your reader.

Lesson 77

  1. Read lesson 27 in your reader. (review)

Lesson 78

  1. Read lesson 28 in your reader.

Lesson 79

  1. Read lesson 29 in your reader.

Lesson 80

  1. Read lesson 30 in your reader.

Lesson 81

  1. Read lesson 31 in your reader.

Lesson 82

  1. Read lesson 32 in your reader.

Lesson 83

  1. Read lesson 33 in your reader. (review)

Lesson 84

  1. Read lesson 34 in your reader.

Lesson 85

  1. Read lesson 35 in your reader. Have someone show you the words and then read you the story.

Lesson 86

  1. Read lesson 36 in your reader.

Lesson 87

  1. Read lesson 37 in your reader.

Lesson 88

  1. Read lesson 38 in your reader.

Lesson 89

  1. Read lesson 39 in your reader.

Lesson 90

  1. Read lesson 40 in your reader.

Lesson 91

  1. Read lesson 41 in your reader.
Lesson 92

  1. Read lesson 42 in your reader.

Lesson 93

  1. Read lesson 43 in your reader.

Lesson 94

  1. Read lesson 44 in your reader.

Lesson 95

  1. Read lesson 45 in your reader.

Lesson 96

  1. Read lesson 46 in your reader. (review)

Lesson 97

  1. Read lesson 47 in your reader.

Lesson 98

  1. Read lesson 48 in your reader.

Lesson 99

  1. Read lesson 50 in your reader.
Lesson 100

  1. Read lesson 51 in your reader.

Lesson 101

  1. Read lesson 52 in your reader.

Lesson 102

  1. Read lesson 53 in your reader.

Lesson 103

  1. Read lesson 54 in your reader.
Lesson 104

  1. Read lesson 55 in your reader.

Lesson 105

  1. Read lesson 56 in your reader.

Lesson 106

  1. Read lesson 57 in your reader.
Lesson 107

  1. Read lesson 59 in your reader.
Lesson 108

  1. Read lesson 60 in your reader.

Lesson 109

  1. Read lesson 61 in your reader.

Lesson 110

  1. Read lesson 62 in your reader.

Lesson 111

  1. Read lesson 63 in your reader.
Lesson 112

  1. Congratulations on finishing your book! Now you are going to start to learn phonics. That is how to read big words, really, really long words. It will be easy for you. You will learn how to put the sounds of words together. You’ll have to think about how letters usually sound.
  2. Read this first page (1 vowels). It is all vowels. Do you remember their usual sounds?
  3. If you need practice remembering their sounds, you can play at Starfall. The last row has all of the vowel sounds you will be practicing.

Lesson 113

  1. Read this next page (2 b) by putting each vowel with the letter B.
Lesson 114
  1. Read the next page (3 d) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 115
  1. Read the next page (4 f) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 116
  1. Read the next page (5 g) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 117
  1. Read the next page (6 h) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 118
  1. Read the next page (7 j) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 119
  1. Read the next page (8 k) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 120
  1. Read the next page (9 l) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 121
  1. Read the next page (10 m) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 122
  1. Read the next page (11 n) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 123
  1. Read the next page (12 p) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 124
  1. Read the next page (13 r) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 125
  1. Read the next page (14 s) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 126

  1. Read the next page (15 t) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 127
  1. Read the next page (16 v) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 128
  1. Read the next page (17 w) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 129
  1. Read the next page (18 y) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 130
  1. Read the next page (19 z) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 131
  1. Read the next page (20 b d) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 132
  1. Read the next page (21 f g) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 133
  1. Read the next page (22 h l three) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 134
  1. Read the next page (23 m n three) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 135
  1. Read the next page (24 p r three) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 136
  1. Read the next page (25 s t three) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 137
  1. Read the next page (26 v w x y z three) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 138
  1. Read the next page (27 three review) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 139
  1. Read the next page (28 three again) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 140
  1. Read the next page (29 three once more) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 141
  1. Read the next page (30 c, k) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 142
  1. Read the next page (31 ck) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 143
  1. Read the next page (32 nd) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 144
  1. Read the next page (33 st) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 145
  1. Read the next page (34 ft) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 146
  1. Read the next page (35 nt) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 147
  1. Read the next page (36 lk) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 148
  1. Read the next page (37 lf) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 149
  1. Read the next page (38 sk) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 150
  1. Read the next page (39 four rhyme) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 151
  1. Read the next page (40 y) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 152
  1. Read the next page (41 y groups) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 153
  1. Read the next page (42 doubles) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 154
  1. Read the next page (43 sh) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 155
  1. Read the next page (44 th) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 156
  1. Read the next page (45 ch) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 157

  1. Read the next page (46 review) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 158

  1. Read the next page (47 ing) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 159

  1. Read the next page (48 ung) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 160

  1. Read the next page (49 verb ing) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 161

  1. Read the next page (50 ink) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 162

  1. Read the next page (51 unk) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 163
  1. Read the next page (52 a) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 164
  1. Read the next page (53 i) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 165
  1. Read the next page (54 o) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 166
  1. Read the next page (55 u) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 167
  1. Read the next page (56 e) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 168
  1. Read the next page (57 e) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 169
  1. Read the next page (58 old) in your phonics lessons.

Lesson 170

  1. Read the next page (59 ind) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 171
  1. Read the next page (60 long) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 172
  1. Read the next page (61 ing) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 173
  1. Read the next page (62 ed) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 174
  1. Read the next page (63 er) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 175
  1. Read the next page (64 long er) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 176
  1. Read the next page (65 long and short) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 177
  1. Play Chunk that Word!
  2. Read the next page (66 chunk) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 178
  1. Read the next page (67 more) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 179
  1. Read the next page (68 x) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 180
  1. Read the next page (69 sh) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 181
  1. Read the next page (70 sh) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 182
  1. Read the next page (71 ch) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 183
  1. Read the next page (72 ch) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 184
  1. Read the next page (73 wh) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 185
  1. Read the next page (74 th) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 186
  1. Read the next page (75 qu) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 187
  1. Read the next page (76 review) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 188
  1. Read the next page (77 L blends) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 189
  1. Read the next page (78 L blends cont.) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 190
  1. Read the next page (79 L review) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 191
  1. Read the next page (80 sm) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 192
  1. Read the next page (81 st) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 193
  1. Read the next page (82 sc) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 194
  1. Read the next page (83 s blends) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 195
  1. Read the next page (84 r) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 196
  1. Read the next page (85 r blends) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 197
  1. Read the next page (86 beginning blends) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 198
  1. Read the next page (87 ar) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 199
  1. Read the next page (88 or) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 200
  1. Read the next page (89 more) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 201
  1. Read the next page (90 ir) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 202
  1. Read the next page (91 ur) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 203
  1. Read the next page (92 ai) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 204
  1. Read the next page (93 ay) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 205
  1. Read the next page (94 long o) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 206
  1. Read the next page (95 a o) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 207
  1. Read the next page (96 long u) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 208
  1. Read the next page (97 ie e) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 209
  1. Read the next page (98 ie i) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 210
  1. Read the next page (99 i) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 211
  1. Read the next page (100 review) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 212
  1. Read the next page (101 ce) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 213
  1. Read the next page (102 CI) in your phonics lessons.
Lesson 214
  1. Read a story.
Lesson 215
  1. Read a story.
Lesson 216
  1. Read a story.
Lesson 217
  1. Read a story. Or, read a longer story.
Lesson 218
  1. Listen to Harry the Dirty Dog. If you want to read along, click on the “cc” at the bottom of the YouTube screen. It will turn on the words.
Lesson 219
  1. Read a book! Nuts for Mike
  2. Write the name of the story.
Lesson 220
  1. Read a book! Where I Live
  2. Where did the animals live?
Lesson 221
  1. Listen to the story and read along with “Treasure Pie.”
  2. What was in the pie?
Lesson 222
  1. Read a book! Mike Plays Sports
  2. What sports did he play?
Lesson 223
  1. Listen to Guji, Guji and read along if you like by turning on the captions (click on cc.)
  2. What kind of animal was Guji?
  3. Who did he live with?
Lesson 224
  1. Listen to Tale of Peter Rabbit and read along if you like by turning on the captions (click on “cc”).
  2. What kind of animal was Peter?
  3. Who did he live with?
Lesson 225
  1. Read a book.
  2. Write the names of three animals in the book.
Lesson 226
  1. Listen to Chester’s Way.
Lesson 227
  1. Listen to Library Lion and read along if you like.
  2. What’s the new rule at the library?
Lesson 228
  1. Read a book.
Lesson 229
  1. Read a book! Mike Flies Over Animals
  2. What animals did he fly over?
Lesson 230
  1. Listen to the story, “The Tale of Mrs. Tittle-Mouse,” and read along.
  2. This is a longer story.
Lesson 231
  1. Listen to Sebastian’s Roller Skates and read along if you like.
  2. Congratulations You are finished! Way to go!

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