Successful early literacy consists of development in listening comprehension, print knowledge, environmental print, alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, phonological short-term memory, rapid naming, visual memory and visual perceptual skills. These skills do not need to be taught separate of each other but rather integrated in oral language, knowledge of print and alphabet knowledge. The Montessori approach encompasses it all. In the stages of early literacy children who are exposed to pre-reading and writing are building a solid foundation for reading and writing in during their Primary and Elementary Years. The Montessori Method prepares the child for learning to read to reading to learn through indirect and direction preparations starting in the practical life and sensorial training. Primary students learn to understand that sounds make words through exposure to phonics. Other materials follow which present the intricacies of non-phonetic spelling and grammar. The Montessori approach provides a carefully thought-out program to facilitate this process. Please join us as we reveal the unique steps to the process of reading the Montessori Way!