A teaching approach undergirded by Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, principles and practices.

Practical and inspiring, Discover Reading! with its teacher guide, activities and example lessons is designed to teach you how to guide your child on an enjoyable journey of discovery — set his feet in a wide room, let him discover the magic!

Discover Reading! will help you:

  • grasp and apply Charlotte Mason’s principles
  • develop your child’s skills in phonemic awareness, blending, word-building, visualization, word-analysis and automaticity in word recognition
  • encourage a love for language and stories using interesting activities filled with inspiring ideas
  • find special delight in teaching your unique children
Discover Reading! consists of two parts, a Teacher’s Guide and an Activity Guide (both are included in the print and digital versions of the book). In addition to these, you may purchase ready-made lesson plans and take advantage of free downloads & printables here at DiscoverReading.net.

Discover Reading! will help you and your child develop vital skills such as phonemic awareness, mental imaging, auditory blending and word building. It will serve as a guide for you as you lead your child through the stages of pre-reading, beginning reading, and fluency. We hope you will discover that learning to read can be a delight-filled, fun and engaging process.
So… shall we discover reading together?
“Amy has melded together Charlotte Mason’s philosophical insights and practical how-to, showing the reader a simple yet effective approach to teaching a child to read. I felt so encouraged and confident after reading both the Teacher and the Activity Guides–she took my hand and walked me through the steps necessary for fluency, while also opening my eyes to the delight available for both my child and myself.   Such a joy to read, and so simple to put into place!”

“Even though I’ve successfully taught 3 children to read using many of the concepts outlined in Discover Reading, I came away with new ideas, new clarity of purpose, and new affections for my children and their learning process. Amy simplifies complicated concepts and outlines clear and powerful methods through very practical, simple lessons. I wish I’d had this guide at the beginning of my homeschooling career, but I’m thrilled to put it to use now with my next up-and-coming readers.”

Amy Tuttle (known throughout social media as amy in peru) is wife to Micah and mother to six fantastic kids whom she homeschools a la Charlotte Mason using AmblesideOnline (AO). Amy is delighted to be a part of the AO Auxiliary; she also serves as a moderator on the AO forum and hosts the monthly Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival at her blog, Fisher Academy International.

Amy thrills at the discovery of all things beautiful, true and good; which providentially included Charlotte Mason’s principles at the dawning of her journey of self-education. For her, the everyday-ness of being near to her dears is one of the wonders of the world. Nature-studying, painting, reading, thinking…these are her favorite things. Through writing and speaking she teaches mothers (and so vicariously their children) the delight to be discovered in seeing, knowing, reading and writing.  She can’t wait to share the delight with you!

To connect with Amy you can send her a note via the contact page of this site, through the AO forum, on the Discover Reading! Facebook Page, or on her blog, Fisher Academy International


Happy Reading!

Discover Reading! exists because learning to read should not be boring, painful, or scary for teacher or child! Reading is not an end in itself, rather is a means to discover a whole world full of interesting ideas! Discover Reading! encourages curiosity, observation and attention.

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Discover Reading! teaches you to deal with the child as a whole person who wants “delightful glimpses into the world of wonders he lives in” and to encourage him to be filled with the “desire to make discoveries for himself.” You and he will practice seeing, telling and making. These skills are essential for the entirety of one’s education – that is, for life!

“Reading is to him a delight henceforth.”

~ Charlotte Mason, Home Education, pg. 219