Today we know learning to read can be hard and we know why. It is a complex task our brain must accomplish-and it can with explicit teaching of the sounds of our written language. Explicit instruction of the sounds of our language in a sequential manner (beginning and ending consonant sounds, short vowels, long vowels, syllables, morphemes) provides children with the fundamental knowledge and skills by which they can further enlarge this knowledge and develop these skills (self-teaching). Written by an outstanding scholar, Tutorin' Tim's Phonics, smoothly knits together the complex and direct approaches needed to assist children with developing reading and spelling skills. Building on a previous edition, it has been reformatted to included chapters with instructional guidelines for specific phonetic skills. In addition, this edition includes unique illustrations of vowels and consonants depicted with human characteristics, which assists students with connecting written letters to sounds.