Book See Johnny Read

See Johnny Read: Boys and Reading

Reading: The author comes right to the point by helping you answer such questionsas: Does my child have a reading problem? Is this reading problem a lack of maturity? When do Iquit waiting for my son to mature and take action so my child can learn to read?

Book Review by Pam Gordon

See Johnny Read! The 5 Most Effective Ways to End Your Son’s Reading Problems

by Tracey Wood

This is a book written for parents, not for educators. It isquick and easy for you to read, yet serves as an excellent reference book for continuing to help your child with reading problems. 

Before you even start reading, flip to page 167 and read the short chapterentitled: Top 10 Quickest and Best Tips. It’s the perfect introduction toa well-written book by Tracey Wood, an expert reading consultant and aninternational speaker on learning disabilities.

Now go back to the beginning.

The author comes right to the point by helping you answer such questionsas: Does my child have a reading problem? Is the reading problem a lack of maturity? When do Iquit waiting for my son to mature and take action so he can learn to read?

Once you decide that your child does have a reading problem, she continuesto answer your questions. How do I get practical help? Is my child in a goodschool? How do I handle his teacher? How can  parent-teacher conferences beused to help my child?



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That is the first third of the book.

Next comes the subject of tutoring. The author covers thatsubject  by

  • Helping you determine if you need a reading tutor.
  • Telling you how to hire a tutor if one is needed.
  • Helping you decide if you should be the reading tutor.

If you do decide to be your son’s tutor:.

  • The author tells you what to teach.
  • The author takes it a step further and tells you how to teach.

The last third of the book is about dealing with boy issues and guidingyour son’s behavior. This section alone is worth the price of the book.


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Additional points brought out by the author include:

  • One in three children is a year or more behind in class.
  • Kids who are not reading by the third grade will probably struggle with reading for the rest of their life.
  • Boys score lower on reading tests than girls and are identified as having reading problems much more often than girls.
  • Boys also score lower on national literacy tests than girls.
  • Struggling boys act up in class.
  • Boys receive disciplinary action in school far more often than girls.
  • Boys are usually more physical and more competitive than girls.
  • Half the young adults involved with crimes and drugs (mostly boys) can not read well.

This is a book written for mothers with sons, not for educators. It is a very easy book for you to read.

This is also an excellent book to keep andrefer to often as youhelp your son conquer the written word. I think it will be a classic in its field.

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