A Linguistic Approach
Clarence L. Barnhart and Leonard Bloomfield
Pages: 480 Size: 8 x 10
Illustrations: 17 b&w illus.
Let's Read may well be the most important book on beginning reading in our time.
— Russell Cosper
Let's Read presents a simplified method of teaching reading based on the alphabet and centered around spelling patterns. it teaches the child one thing at a time. Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949), one of the greatest linguists of our time, created these lessons based on firm scientific principles so that he could teach his own children to read.
Let's Read was published for the first time by Wayne State University Press in 1961. It has been reprinted many times, and is a recognized classic in the field of reading instruction.
The system is totally orderly, totally logical, and virtually foolproof. It is strictly a reading system. Reading is means, process, and end.
– Charles C. Walcutt, Council for Basic Education (CBE) Bulletin
Let's Read may well be the most important book on beginning reading in our time; the important point is that here is a new methodology soundly based on psychology and linguistics. . . . The lessons are ingeniously constructed to induce smooth, rapid progress. Let's Read is not just another reading text; it is a new system."
– Russell Cosper, Journal of Reading Development
Let's Read' is a valuable resource to any literacy teacher, very highly recommended."
– The Midwest Book Review