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What a grand sight a large tree is !

What long limbs it has! They spread far and wide.

On the limbs are the boughs, and the boughs are the leaves and the fruit.

The tree has a large thick trunk. That is its body.

Published by Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co., 138 and 140 Grand Street, New York.

New Graded Reader, Number Two.

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BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED ON TINTED PAPER, FULLY AND ELEGANTLY ILLUS TRATED; WITH CHASTE ORNAMENTAL COVER, TYPIFYING

"TRUTH."

124 pages. Price, 40 cents. THE plan of this Reader corresponds with that of the first. Care has been

taken to grade the lessons so as to present the simplest matters first, and pass by slow degrees to the more difficult and complex. The reading lessons are of a very interesting character, adapted to the capacity of a child, yet elevating and instructive. A list of words is placed at the head of each lesson, which contains all the words the pronunciation of which is likely to occasion any difficulty to the pupil. They may therefore be used either as pronouncing or spelling exercises. Appropriate Questions for Analysis are given throughout. The Picture Lessons, aside from their great beauty and excellence as illustrations, will serve to show in what way and to what extent exercises, having in view the training usually effected by “Object Teaching,” may be conducted by the use of the pictures. They have been drawn and engraved by the best artists expressly for this work; and no expense has been spared to render them effective, not only as attractive embellishments, but as the means of useful in. struction. An exposition of the elementary sounds of the letters, with exercises in Articulation and Phonic Instruction, which cannot fail to prove a valuable auxiliary to the teacher, is given in the Introduction to the book.

(Specimen of Illustrations and Type of the Second Reader.)

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1. One day, as I went out to the wheat field, I found a nest of young quails.

2. They were quite small, and I left them in the nest for the old bird to take care of them.

Published by Ivision, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co., 138 and 140 Grand Street, New York.

New Graded Reader, Number Three.

BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED ON TINTED PAPER, FULLY AND ELEGANTLY ILLUSTRATED; WITH CHASTE ORNAMENTAL COVER, TYPIFYING

“ TEMPERANCE."

160 pages. Price, 50 cents.

THE
HE plan of this Reader is but little varied from that of the second book of

the series. Instead of Pronouncing Exercises preceding the lessons, the definitions of difficult and unusual words are placed at the end. These words have been arranged alphabetically, so as to be of easy reference. Appropriate Questions for Analysis are given throughout. These will be found of great value in training the pupils to give brief summaries of what they read; while, at the same time, they will serve as the basis of suitable questioning on the part of the teacher. The style of pieces prepared and selected for this book will be found but one step beyond those of the preceding number of the series, and the arrangement such as to preserve the gradation from the first to the last. In elocutionary as well as literary merit, they will be found superior to those of most books of this grade; while due attention has been given to their moral tendency and usefulness in conveying information. The Illustrations are numerous and appropriate, and are of the highest order of excellence. A full exposition of elocutionary principles, with rules and exercises, so far as they may be made available in teaching the lessons of a book of this grade, is given in the Introduction.

(Specimen of Illustrations and Type of Third Reader.)

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5. The thief, who had not looked at the horse with care, did not know what reply to make to this question. At last he said, “He is blind in the left eye."

Published by Ivision, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co., 138 and 140 Grand Street, New York.

New Graded Reader, Number Four.

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BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED ON TINTED PAPER, FULLY AND ELEGANTLY ILLUSTRATED; WITH CHASTE ORNAMENTAL COVER, TYPIFYING

“KNOWLEDGE."

240 pages. Price, 70 cents. 'HE grade of this Reader has been carefully adapted to the wants of pupils who, by the use

of the preceding numbers of the series, have already acquired a pretty full vocabulary of simple words,

as well as a distinct and natural delivery of pieces of an easy, familiar style. The treatment of elocu. tionary principles is of a more advanced and exhaustive character, and the rules and exercises are sufficiently copious to enable the teacher to impress them upon the pupils' minds. The subject-matter of the lessons comprehends every variety proper in a book of this grade ; an especial prominence, however, being given to narrative pieces, on account of their simplicity, both for analysis and delivery: Colloquial matter has been abundantly supplied, on account of its value for elocutionary purposes. Much of the material of this book will be found to be well adapted to assist in storing the pupils' minds with useful knowledge, as well as to impart a taste for scientific study and an observation of nature. The lessons are brief; but it will be found that many of them, as consecutively arranged, have a logical coherence, although widely differing in style, and in the particular topics treated. The definitions of words are carefully taught by lists appended to the lessons. The frequent use of technical terms and proper names has been avoided. Brief analyses of many of the lessons are given to afford a guide in conducting exercises of this kind. The beauty of the illustrations cannot fail to attract the attention of all.

(Specimen of Illustrations and Type of Fourth Reader.)

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Published by Ivision, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co., 138 and 140 Grand Street, New York.

New Graded Reader, Number Five.

BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED ON TINTED PAPER, FULLY AND ELEGANTLY ILLUS

TRATED; HANDSOMELY AND SUBSTANTIALLY BOUND IN CLOTH.

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CHIS book is designed for pupils who have completed the study of the fourth book of the

writers, and are of such a character as to interest the young mind while imparting information and devel. oping intelligence and thoughtfulness. Definitions of the most difficult words, alphabetically arranged, are appended to each lesson, and the etymological analysis of them shown, when sufficiently regular to be presented without extended or technical explanation. These lessons are designed to serve as an introduction to the important study of word analysis.

The Analysis of the subject matter, by topics, is given at the end of very many of the lessons, as a guide to the teacher; and an elocutionary analysis is also appended wherever it was deemed requisite, with references to the principles and notes presented and explained in the Introduction.

All allusions to persons, places, and subjects deemed to be beyond the previous reading or study of such pupils as may use this book, are carefully explained in foot-notes ; a proper use of these will tend to encourage the habit of inquiry and research, - a very important matter in connection with the general object of this branch of instruction.

In the selection of subjects for the illustrations, the guiding principle has been to attract the attention of the pupil to points of enduring interest, and to impart information through the conceptive faculty in regard to objects a true idea of which could in this way only be conveyed. These illustrations have been drawn and engraved by the best artists, and will challenge a comparison with those of any other book of the kind hitberto presented to the public.

(Specimen of Illustrations of Fifth Reader; the type, size, and style of page are the same as in the Fourth Reader.)

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Published by Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co., 138 and 140 Grand Street, New York.

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