The Three R's by Ruth Beechick is my latest buy for learning how to teach reading, writing and math. This book is so simple that I am not sure I can even give it a review. I was able to read it in a couple of sittings; which is wonderful being as busy as I am. What else did I like about this book?
Her approach to teaching children to read "later" rather than "earlier". Her view of pre-reading instruction including cooking, cleaning, good eating habits, nutrition, ect. Simple and cheap activities. "Real life" methods rather than "school" methods. Whole-to-part lessons. I recommend this book if you're confident to teach more or less without a curriculum.
(i think i've been interrupted at least 6 times while writing this! and i knocked over my glass of wine. and yes, I am aggravated.)