Saturday, October 30, 2010

McGuffey Readers

McGuffey's Eclectic Readers and McGuffey's Eclectic Primer

McGuffey Readers are to this day one of the greatest collection of early American authors and children literature. The collections teaches morals, ethics, perseverance, humility, compassion, and a foundation in childrens literature.They are more valuable today and have real value in the 21st century classroom. 

McGuffey Readers and Primers were a series of graded primers (introductory reading instruction books) that were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling.

It is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary. Since 1961 they have continued to sell at a rate of some 30,000 copies a year. No other textbook bearing a single person's name has come close to that mark.

McGuffey Readers

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McGuffey's Eclectic Speller

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader

 McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader

McGuffey's eclectic primer
  1. William Holmes McGuffey - 1909 - 64 pages - Full view
    The flattering success of McGufFey's Revised Readers, and the inquiry for more primary reading matter to be used in the first year of school work, have induced the Publishers to prepare a Revised Primer, which may be used to precede the ... - 

  2. William Holmes McGuffey - 1901 - 112 pages - Full view
    PREFACE The New McGuffet First Reader has been prepared in conformity with the latest and most approved ideas regarding the teaching of reading, and its lessons embody and illustrate the best features of the word, the phonic, ... -
  3. Alexander Hamilton McGuffey - 1879 - 144 pages - Full view
  4. William McGuffey - 2010 - 164 pages - Full view
    Seventy-one lessons use short stories to teach meaning, spelling, pronunciation, and punctuation. Each lesson highlights 8 to 20 new words and charming 19th-century illustrations accompany the text. This is the revised 1879 edition. -
  5. William Holmes McGuffey - 1879 - 352 pages - Full view
    I. PRELIMINARY REMARKS. The great object to be accomplished in reading as a rhetorical exercise is to convey to the hearer, fully and clearly, the ideas and feelings of the writer. In order to do this, it is necessary that a selection ... -
  6. Henry Hobart Vail - 1910 - 70 pages - Full view
    But what interest can the history of the McGuffey Eclectic Readers have to those who did not use these books in their school career? Their story differs from that of other readers since in successive forms, adjusted more or less ... - 
  7. William Holmes McGuffey - 1857 - 448 pages - Full view
    PRINCIPLES OF ELOCUTION The subject of Elocution, so far as it is deemed applicable to a work of this kind, will be considered under the following heads, viz : 1. Articulation. 4. Reading Verse. 2. Inflection. 5. The Voice. 3. ... -
  8. More to Come!

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