Jessie Wise’s “The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading” is a “how to handbook” on teaching your child to read.
Jessie’s approach to teaching reading is simple: using the systematic method of old fashioned phonics.
The book is divided into three sections: Preface, Introduction: How I Came to the Conclusion That Ordinary Parents Need to Teach Reading, Part 1: The Lessons which consists of 25 sections and 231 lessons in old fashioned phonics. Part 2: Additional Material for the Ordinary Parent: Pre Reading, Managing a Reading Session, Encouraging a Child to be a Reader, Questions and Answers for the Ordinary Parent, Remedial Reading with an Older Child, Index to the Lessons and Key to Phonetic Symbols.
The book accompanied with McGuffey Eclectic Readers (the editions published by Wiley & Sons) when used frequently, patiently and consistently will teach the lifetime skill of reading.