by Samuel Blumenfeld
Anyone who is a fluent reader can teach others how to read using Alpha-Phonics. The 128 lessons are self-explanatory and require almost no teacher preparation. The lesson pages were carefully designed to eliminate distraction and to focus the pupil's full attention. A section of pre-reading alphabet exercises is included to aid in letter recognition before beginning the reading program. Alpha-Phonics uses a phonogram approach. One vowel is presented at a time, and reading skills are developed by studying all the possible word families of that vowel before moving to the next vowel. Extensive word lists and practice sentences are provided to reinforce basic skills.