Since 1836, children have been delighted by these volumes filled with exotic adventures, exciting tales, beautiful poems, and funny fables. The Second Eclectic Reader includes stories, word lists, poems, and handwriting exercises.
Volume 1 of 3. Volume 1 contains Eclectic Spelling Book; Eclectic Primer; First Eclectic Reader; Second Eclectic Reader; and Third Eclectic Reader. This series is the basis for how Americans learned to read and write. The arranging of the lessons is to appeal not just to arbitrary memory, but to associate each lesson with some principle of sound, meaning or accent, which will lead the student in acquiring a knowledge of the English language. Fabulous books for children, and adults alike, learning to read and write.
The McGuffey Readers were America's primary school books for over a century. This edition features the complete original text from the 1879 edition, including dramatic stories, vintage illustrations, phonics-based reading instruction, and more.
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Thanks to William Holmes McGuffey, frontier America's literacy rate was the world's highest, producing four generations of American leadership in the arts, science, and engineering. In his much-loved series of readers, McGuffey revolutionized education in America, merging basic principles with classic readings. Throughout Prof. Skrabec's research on American industrialists, the name William McGuffey kept popping up. William McGuffey was clearly the mentor of many of America's greatest capitalists. Almost all had been educated using the McGuffey Reader and developed their belief systems in one-room schoolhouses. Now his story, too, is told.