Phonetic Reading Scheme

About the Author

Joan Thomas

Joan Thomas B.A.(Hons.), Cert. Ed.

Mrs. Joan Isabel Thomas (neé Cox) holds an honours degree in French and German, and also a Certificate in Education with commendation.

Having taught English, French and German as foreign languages for 40 years, she found that there was an absence of any systematic scheme for parents to teach their pre-school children to read, and as a result, found it necessary to write "Ann steps up", to ensure the mastery of basic alphabet phonemes.

Joan engaged the whole Thomas family in the initial word collection and then again recently in the production of the comical illustrations. She is indebted to her husband Roger and son-in-law Chris Sedlmayr for their technological assistance.

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