Mary F. Pecci, M.Ed. Develops Intuitive, Kid-Friendly Reading System to Solve America's Reading Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ "Information overload is the number one reason so many children struggle with learning to read," says reading specialist Mary Pecci, M.Ed. of Pecci Educational Publishers. With more than fifty years' experience in America's school systems, Pecci has witnessed firsthand how standard instructional approaches lead to confusion, not clarity. That observation led her to develop a better approach, which she calls "At Last! A Reading Method for EVERY Child." A complete selection of Pecci's books, DVDs and other instruction tools is available at

Typically, reading students are tasked with learning all the various sounds that a particular letter or combination of letters might produce in a word. For example, the letters "ea" sound quite different in words like "head," "great" and "read." These subtleties are a lot for young learners to absorb, so it's no surprise many fall behind sometimes never making up the deficit.

Pecci's unique teaching method breaks this tradition in its approach to phonics. Instead of covering every sound that letters can produce, "A Reading Method for EVERY Child" focuses on the dominant sound. In most cases, one sound will account for 90 percent of all possible sounds a letter or letter combination generates. Pecci has found that students can recognize the exceptions to this 90 percent based on simple phonics rules. The developing brain is highly receptive to this strategy, and countless positive testimonials prove the soundness of Pecci's method.

Nancy Kelley of the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association reports that "[this] reading method will give you a handle on what's really going on and give you the tools to tame the monster." Instructor Magazine recommends the method in its "Teachers Are Talking About" editorial, stating, "You may find that Johnny CAN read after all!"

The Pecci Beginning Literature-Based Readers series exemplifies the simple, clear and effective approach to phonics that has made Pecci a well-known figure in the world of reading instruction. Moreover, the stories in each book feature children in relatable situations rather than the abstract or nonsensical content found in most phonics readers.

Pecci will offer a gratis demonstration to individual parents in San Francisco with children ages 7 to 9 years old, who have received a professional diagnosis of dyslexia. She encourages publishers to take note of this offer and consider adding this method to their reading catalogs, making its valuable content available.

Ultimately, Pecci intends to offer publishing rights to "At Last! A Reading Method for EVERY Child" to a capable publisher as part of ensuring this proven strategy is available to the nation's children and educators for years to come.

About Mary F. Pecci, M.Ed.

Mary F. Pecci received her bachelor's degree from Boston University and completed post-graduate work at Boston State College, University of California, University of San Francisco and University of the Pacific. Her vast experience "on the firing line" in Boston and San Francisco includes stints as classroom teacher, reading specialist, reading resource coordinator, college instructor and research. She has written 11 books on educational topics.

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