The set of American McGuffey Readers is a must-have resource for home schoolers and parents. Published here in an economical paperback version, the McGuffey Readers are available for a new generation of children learning to read with proven phonics methods. The first two books in the series are printed on slightly heavier paper to make them more durable for young readers.
McGuffey's Readers develop basic reading comprehension skills for children as young as three, and also provide challenging material for adults learning to read. This timeless teaching tool uses entertaining stories, poetry, fables and parables backed up by word lists, phonics charts and elocution guidelines to develop both oral and silent reading skills. The 19th-century illustrations add a touch of charm.
The numbering of the books does not necessarily relate to grade levels in the modern schooling system. While the primer can be used with children in preschool, the Sixth Eclectic Reader has a reading level for teenage students. The material in between supports a range of ages and reading abilities, so that everybody in a family or classroom can be learning to improve their skills.
Our series is reprinted from the revised 1879 edition. The McGuffey Readers are among the best known schoolbooks in the history of American education. They have sold more than 120 million copies since the time of their first publication in 1836. The very nature of their eclectic material means that there is a range of material taken from classical literature to suit boys, girls, practically minded students, romantics and academics. Everybody is sure to come away from reading the McGuffey's with fond memories of their favourite stories.
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The books were originally written by William McGuffey (1800-1873), an American educator, author and Presbyterian minister, who had a lifelong interest in teaching children. He started to compile the first few readers in 1836, while his brother Alexander created the fifth and sixth readers in the 1840s. The series was revised In 1879, setting a standard of middle-class values for America. McGuffey Readers have been used for more than 150 years and are still a valuable learning tool today.