2. Reading to Children
3. First Steps Toward Reading
4. Learning Phonics
5. Helping Children Learn to Read
6. First Steps Toward Writing
7. Becoming a Writer
9. Tests and Records
10. Writing Our Own Curriculum
11. Getting Organized
12. What We Have Learned
To John Holt
who opened the door
Copyright 1988 by Howard B. Richman and Susan P. Richman, All rights reserved
105 Richman LN
Kittanning PA 16201
Copyright 1989 by Howard B. Richman and Susan P. Richman, All rights reserved
Excerpt from Escape from Childhood by John Holt reprinted with permission of Holt Associates. Copyright by John Holt, 1974.
Excerpt from Never Too Late: My Musical Life Story by John Holt reprinted with permission of Holt Associates. Copyright by John Holt, 1980.
Excerpt from The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster reprinted with permission of Random House. Copyright by Norman Juster, 1961.
Excerpts from A Comprehensive Reading Communications Plan (Working Edition), Spring 1979, by Morton Botel. Reprinted with permission of Morton Botel.
Thank you to Susannah Sheffer, editor of Growing Without Schooling for permission to reprint form the following articles written by Susan Richman which first appeared in Growing Without Schooling copyright by Holt Associates:
Illustrations are by the Richman children. Cover drawing of a house is by Jacob. Most of the inside drawings are by Jacob. Drawing of a girl reading "Dick and Jane" is by Molly.
Also thank you to Susannah Sheffer, Janice Richman, Nancy Chakovan, and Madalene Murphy for their help with editing this manuscript.
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