Siegfried Engelmann is a professor of education at the University of Oregon, and has written many books on teaching, including Give Your Child a Superior Mind. He is the originator of Direct Instruction, the most successful approach to teaching, and he has developed more than fifty Direct Instruction programs. For more information, go to ZigSite.com.
"School boards should be pressured as much as possible to teach reading via the Direct Instruction method of phonics. And if they won't, there's what I call the magical book: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, by Englemann with Phyllis Haddox and Elaine Bruner. I've seen this method work in my own home, having used it with both of my children and watched that light go on." -John McWhorter, The New York Times