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About the Author

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Kamla Williams (B.A. in English Language and Literature with Education and M.A. in English) is an advocate of early literacy. She believes that the teaching of reading should begin even before formal schooling. From her research, she has found that when children are exposed to the printed word at a very early age, they are less likely to become struggling readers. 

Ms Williams has written HAIR-PULLING HURTS! as an early literacy tool. It contains words that are already in the child's speaking vocabulary, many of which are repeated as much as 21 times. As word repetition aids word retention, after a few readings, providing the words are being pointed to while being read, the child will most likely retain these words as sight words.

Ms Williams has also done extensive research into literacy interventions and has years of experience in teaching struggling readers. This research and experience have equipped her well to developed a literacy intervention program designed for parents and teachers to aid struggling readers. The Please Teach Me To Read, Somebody program comprises 2 workbooks: The 500 Most Used Words In English Workbook and The Basic English Phonograms Workbook. Teaching guidelines are included in both workbooks. Both workbooks are to be used at each session for best results.