Part I: Preparing Your Child for the Road Ahead.
Chapter 1: The Wonder and Power of Reading.
Chapter 2: The Pre-Reader: Leading Up to Letters.
Chapter 3: Tigers and Teachers: Listening to Letters.
Chapter 4: m or n? b or d? Looking at Letters.
Chapter 5: Blending Letters Together.
Chapter 6: Four Special Sounds in Reading: ch, sh, ph, and th.
Part II: Building Words from Letters and Sounds.
Chapter 7: Getting Ready for Words and Sentences.
Chapter 8: Reading Short a Words.
Chapter 9: Reading Short e, i, and o Words.
Chapter 10: Reading Short u Words.
Part III: Advancing to Sight Words and Long Vowel Sounds.
Chapter 11: Understanding Sight Words.
Chapter 12: Making Big Progress with Little Rules.
Chapter 13: y: A Letter Like No Other.
Part IV: Scary Stuff Beginning with S:Soft Sounds, Suffixes, Syllables, and Silent Letters.
Chapter 14: Soft Sounds.
Chapter 15: Endings (a.k.a. Suffixes).
Chapter 16: Chunks of Sound, or Syllables.
Chapter 17: Time to Growl: ar, or, er, ir, and ur.
Chapter 18: Silent (But Not Deadly) Letters.
Chapter 19: Getting Beyond Sounds and Rules.
Part V: Reading, Reading, and More Reading.
Chapter 20: Choosing Just-Right Reading Books.
Chapter 21: Writing and Workbooks.
Chapter 22: Having Your Child Read Out Loud.
Chapter 23: Keeping Your Child on the Reading Track.
Chapter 24: When to Get Help for Your Child.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: More Than Ten Word Families.
Chapter 26: Ten Phonics Rules.
Chapter 27: Ten Things to Help Your Budding Reader.
Chapter 28: Ten Reading Teachers’ Resources.
Appendix: A Word Family Tree.
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