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The Elementary Spelling Book
The great American educator Noah Webster first published A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, otherwise known as the Blue Back Speller, in 1783. His goal was to provide a uniquely American, Christ-centered approach to training children. Little did he know that this remarkable little gem would become the staple for parents and educators for more than a century a ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Book Jungle
(first published 1783)
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As we strive to further the co-op to a school I find myself reading a lot of different literature. I was reading this and the New England Primer for a look back into the history of education. This is a very interesting book, I am amazed to see have far we have declined as a nation with regard to education (among many things). We must see the need to return to a classical approach to education and I believe this and the Primer serve as proof that it is possible and it has been done with out havin ...more
Sep 26, 2007 Tim Kruse rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who can't read
Hey, we post all these books and never give credit where it's due... This (or some variation thereof) is THE book from which I learned to read. "a e i o u" Wouldn't know that without it. Two thumbs way up!!!