About The Author

Leonard C. Duncan taught grades 2,3,5,6,7 and 8 as a teacher in Los Angeles for 37 years. As an educator, Mr. Duncan taught many students how to read English and taught his five daughters as well (that's me on my mom's lap). He did this by adding the techniques of phonics to the sight reading method being used at the time, introduced his list of essential words (words that are necessary for reading at any level) and put an emphasis on spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Today, Mr. Duncan enjoys his time organizing his materials into innovative ways to teach reading, spends time with his family and spoils his dog Fritz with love.