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McGuffey's Eclectic Primer, Revised Edition   By: (1800-1873)

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[Transcriber's Notes:

Welcome to the schoolroom of 1900. The moral tone is plain. "She is kind to the old blind man."

The exercises are still suitable, and perhaps more helpful than some contemporary alternatives. Much is left to the teacher. Explanations given in the text are enough to get started teaching a child to read and write. Counting in Roman numerals is included as a bonus in the form of lesson numbers.

Don Kostuch ]

ECLECTIC EDUCATIONAL SERIES.

McGUFFEY'S[Registered]

ECLECTIC PRIMER.

REVISED EDITION.

[Illustration: Two children in hammock.]

McGuffey Editions and Colophon are Trademarks of

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. NEW YORK CHICHESTER WEINHEIM BRISBANE SINGAPORE TORONTO

Copyright, 1881, By Van Antwerp, Brag & Co.

Copyright, 1896, By American Book Company.

Copyright, 1909, By Henry H. Vail.

EP 179

Preface

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 First Reader of any well arranged series.

The method pursued is the same as that in McGuffey's Revised Readers, and the greatest possible care has been taken to insure a gradation suited to the youngest children. Only about six new words are to be mastered in each lesson. These new words and the new elementary sounds are always to be found in the vocabulary of the lesson in which they are first used.

The plan of the book enables the teacher to pursue the Phonic Method, the Word Method, the Alphabet Method, or any combination of these methods.

Illustrations of the best character have been freely supplied, and the skilled teacher will be able to use them to great advantage.

The script exercises throughout the book and the slate exercises at the close, have been specially written and carefully engraved for this Primer; they may be used to teach the reading of script, and as exercises in learning to write.

In the full confidence that the public will appreciate a cheap and attractive Primer of this character, the Publishers have spared no expense to make this book equal, in type, paper, and illustrations, to any that have been issued from their Press. (iii)

THE ALPHABET.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

THE ALPHABET.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

[Illustration: Cat watching moth.]

McGuffey's Eclectic Primer

Lesson 1

a and cat rat

a e d n r t

[Illustration: Rat]

a rat a cat

A cat A rat

A cat and a rat.

A rat and a cat.

LESSON II.

at the ran has

Ann h th s

[Illustration: Cat]

The cat the rat

The cat has a rat.

The rat ran at Ann.

Ann has a cat.

The cat ran at the rat.

LESSON III.

Nat hat fan can f

[Illustration: Children playing at the seashore.]

a fan a hat

Ann and Nat.

Ann has a fan.

Nat has a hat.

Ann can fan Nat.

LESSON IV.

man cap lad sat

l m p s

[Illustration: Boy running and old man, with gout, sitting.]

a cap the lad

A man and a lad.

The man sat; the lad ran.

The man has a hat.

The lad has a cap.

LESSON V. REVIEW.

The cat and the rat ran.

Ann sat, and Nat ran.

A rat ran at Nat.

Can Ann fan the lad?

The man and the lad.

The man has a cap.

The lad has a fan.

Has Ann a hat?

Ann has a hat and a fan.

[Illustration: Script Exercise:

a at rat sat

can cap lad and

The cat ran. Ann ran.

The man has a hat. ]

LESSON VI.

dog Rab fat Nat's

o b g

[Illustration: Boy and dog watching cat on post.]

Nat's cap a fat dog

Has the lad a dog?

The lad has a fat dog.

The dog has Nat's cap.

Nat and Rab ran.

Rab ran at a cat.

LESSON VII.

see sees frog

on log e

[Illustration: Boy sitting on fence, watching frog sitting on log.]

a log the frog

See the frog on a log.

Rab sees the frog.

Can the frog see Rab?

The frog can see the dog.

Rab ran at the frog... Continue reading book >>




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