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New Graded Reader, Number One.

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

“INDUSTRY."

64 pages. Price, 25 cents.

THE

HE first six lessons of this book are designed chiefly to teach the letters of

the Alphabet. They comprise illustrated objects, letters, and words, with analyses of each word. The spelling, pronouncing, and reading exercises have been very carefully arranged with a view to their progressiveness, simplicity, and naturalness. They combine the advantages of the Word Method, the Alphabetic Method, and the Phonetic Method. The list of words at the beginning of each lesson contains all the new words used in the reading exercise. This will be found convenient for the application of any of these methods. The plan and arrangement of this book will commend it to all.

(Specimens of the Ilustrations and Type of the First Reader.)

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The above are from the first six lessons, designed to teach the alphabet. These lessous comprise seventeen similar illustrations.

Specimens of the Illustrations and Type of the First Reader are continued on the next page.

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

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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.

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