This book is about learning to read and write or learning to write and read. My humble observations have told me that the population of readers and nonreaders can be categorized into three:
1. Those who were not taught reading at all
2. Those whose experience with the teaching learning process was either incomplete, ineffective, or erroneous
3. Those whose grasp of the structure of the English language is insecure or incomplete
Those in the first category can benefit from instruction. Those in the second and third categories can benefit from a step-by-step refresher course or instruction in phonics. This is what this book is all about. First, let us get a bird’s-eye view of the three populations identified.