A full half of each Tattum Reading lesson is spent reading books. The pace of the Tattum Reading program is not dictated by the phonics program, but by the books. The books lead the program. Tattum Reading is not a mastery phonics program, but an integrated reading program. We have found that the daily reading allows the students' vocabulary, syntax, and meaning to enhance student’s word attack, and reduce reversals and inverses. This is the secret to the incredibly fast gains we see our students make. While other programs enthusiastically promise two years of reading growth in two years time, we average two to three years growth in just 20 hours of tutoring!