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McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (McGuffey's Primer #1)

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Since 1836, children have been delighted by these volumes filled with exotic adventures, exciting tales, beautiful poems, and funny fables. The First Eclectic Reader includes stories, word lists, and phonics charts.
Hardcover, Revised, 96 pages
Published November 25th 1997 by Wiley (first published January 4th 1982)
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Mar 19, 2010 Lacie rated it it was amazing
I was absolutely delighted with this school reader from the 1800's. The reading lessons extol Christian virtue, and discuss God's precepts without restraint while teaching the young child how to read. The intellectual level is remarkably greater and the sentence structures more complex than those in beginning school readers of today. The sentence phrasing maintains the delightful ring of the nineteenth century style. For example... (Keep in mind that this is a first-grade reader.)

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Grandmother had this as a child and kept the reader right up until death. This was how America was taught back in the latter 1800's. An eye-opener. Historically interesting. Now with another member of the family. This version is a little heavier in Christian content than the latter as used by Grandmother.
Jul 04, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
The content in this is deeper and more interesting than the primer. Isabel could read most of it to me. Love these readers!
Mar 30, 2009 Kymberly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such an excellent set. I love to tutor by them.
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William Holmes McGuffey (September 23, 1800 – May 4, 1873) was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of the nation's first and most widely used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary ...more
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Other Books in the Series

McGuffey's Primer (7 books)
  • McGuffey's Eclectic Primer
  • McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader
  • McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader
  • McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader
  • McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader
  • McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader

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