This series is a reprint of the original books written by W.H. McGuffey and published in 1836. This is important since any series published after that date has been changed and “watered down” in terms of educational content and Christian values. McGuffey chose simple, yet instructive stories to teach children how to read, appreciate the beauty of the language, and develop godly character.
The four readers do NOT correspond to the first four grades, but rather are based on reading skill levels. For example, the first three books are to be used in early elementary grades. The Second Reader is generally used for upper elementary grades, the Third Reader for intermediate grades 7-9, and the Fourth Reader is an aggressive high school and college reader.
The majority of the words presented in this reader follow regular phonetic rules. A few have silent letters. The words get as hard as “would,” “stalked,” and “deranged.” The stories are of children who want to please God and who love to learn. Use in the second and third grades.
The Original McGuffey's - Eclectic First Reader
Publisher: Mott Media
Format: Hardcover Book
Author: WIlliam H. McGuffey
Grade: 2, 3, 4
Topic: Reading - Reading Skills and Comprehension