Introducing “Teach Me to Read Duets, Books 1 and 2” — the sequels to “Short Vowel Stories”

For those of you who have used Short Vowel Stories to help teach your children to read, you’ll be glad to know (I hope!) that two more books are now available: Teach Me to Read Duets, Books 1 and 2.

I wrote all three books when I started teaching my oldest to read, and I used them with all my kids alongside other phonetic readers. Having taught piano for many years I knew that to teach a child to read music or books, you need to: 1) introduce new material slowly in systematic, bite-size pieces, and 2) give students ample practice to achieve mastery.

These books do not constitute a complete phonetic program. But they do offer additional gentle, incremental practice. Many of the stories are duets, where the student reads most of the lines and the parent reads lines with harder words. This allows the student to learn from the reading parent, and the stories do not sound overly didactic.

Here are some samples for you to look at:

Short Vowel Stories:

Teach Me to Read Duets, Book 1:

Teach Me to Read Duets, Book 2:

The illustrations by Kiara Rivas, a homeschooler, are really cute, aren’t they?

All three books are available at Amazon for $5.49 each: Short Vowel Stories, Teach Me to Read Duets, Book 1, and Teach Me to Read Duets, Book 2.

Is your child having a hard time learning to read? Or are you teaching a child to read for the first time? Check out these posts:

The Three Keys to Teaching Your Child to Read, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Hope you like them!

2 thoughts on “Introducing “Teach Me to Read Duets, Books 1 and 2” — the sequels to “Short Vowel Stories”

  1. These look really cute! I’m assuming they build on each other? I’m using the little angels program, but I would like a few supplement books other than Bob books. My son looks at the pictures and pretty much guesses and has memorized those!

    Like

    1. Hi! Yes, they do build on each other. I love the Little Angels Readers, and the Short Vowel Stories and Teach Me to Read Duets would make a great supplement. Bob books are really fun, too, but like you said, with only 1-2 lines per page, little whipper-snappers can easily memorize them… which is great, but we want them to practice decoding.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s