In 1937 miss blair donated to the library 195 different editions of readers, primers, spellers, and the new eclectic speaker, most of which show signs of classroom use. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by w. The eclectic spellingbook was designed to teach students the english language not by appealing merely to memory, but by associating each lesson with some principle of sound, meaning, or accent. Mcguffeys first eclectic reader, revised edition 9781429041027. Mcguffey s eclectic spellingbook by mcguffey, william holmes, 18001873. Description 1 noah websters elementary spelling book 1829. Mcguffeys new 4th eclectic reader 1857 mcguffeys newly revised eclectic fourth reader 1853 mcguffeys new fifth eclectic reader 1866 mcguffeys first eclectic reader. This companion volume was revised in 1879 to conform in. It is different from other methods in that the book is more of a recitation book than a book of words to spell on a spelling test. William holmes mcguffeys most popular book is mcguffeys first eclectic reader. Several homeschool parentsteacher who have already placed much of. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book william mcguffey full view 2010.
Mcguffey s eclectic spellingbook mcguffey, william holmes on. Mcguffeys new third eclectic reader by william holmes. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book will pretty much take you from elementary grades through high school compacted all in one little book. Copy 2 was used in franklin, indiana and was held by the indianapolismarion county public library. William holmes mcguffey september 23, 1800 may 4, 1873 was a college professor and president who is best known for writing the mcguffey readers, the first widely used series of elementary schoollevel textbooks. Mcguffeys second eclectic reader continues and extends the reading skills learned in the first reader, for children as young as six all the way to adults learning to read. Mcguffeys second eclectic reader by william holmes mcguffey. The first book is mcguffeys eclectic spelling book revised edition, american book company, new york, cincinnati, chicago, c. This companion volume was revised in 1879 to conform in orthography, pronunciation, and spelling to the latest edition of websters unabridged dictionary. In the latter half of the book, definitions are introduced. See all 2 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Containing progressive lessons in reading and spelling 1853.
Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book revised edition 1896 ebay. Mcguffeys third eclectic reader by william holmes mcguffey. The fourth and fifth readers had more passages than the second which included around seven stories. He was born september 23, 1800, near claysville, pennsylvania, and moved to coitsville township, ohio, with his parents in 1802. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Mcguffey s eclectic spelling book will pretty much take you from elementary grades through high school compacted all in one little book. In subsequent decades the books evolved to match newer cultural ideas. This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work. Im going to let her do some easier seuss books before starting the next mcguffeys book. Several homeschool parentsteacher who have already placed much of the spelling lists on the spelling city website. Eclectic school 9780880620000 by alexander h mcguffey and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices.
Mcguffeys family had emigrated to america from scotland in 1774, and they had strong opinions on religion and a belief in education. Keeping the original illustrations and typesetting of this vintage bookfirst originally published in 1896this facsimile edition provides printed and script to copy, as well as short, gradated lessons the move from short words to sentences, increasing in difficulty as the student progresses through the book. William holmes mcguffey has 70 books on goodreads with 3009 ratings. But did you know that william mcguffey, a professor in the nineteenth century with a passion for education and the bible, wrote mcguffeys newly revised eclectic spelling book. Buy a cheap copy of mcguffeys first eclectic reader book by william holmes mcguffey. The words get as hard as would and stalked and engaged. Antique authentic 1879 book mcguffeys eclectic spelling. Spelling exercises are ontinued through the first half of the third reader. In revising this book, care has been taken to preserve all the excellences that have so long and so favorably distinguished mcguffeys eclectic spellingbook. Mcguffeys brother alexander produced the fifth reader in 1844, a spelling book in 1846, and a sixth reader in 1857. Since 1836, children have been delighted by the mcguffey readers exotic adventures, exciting stories, beautiful poems, and funny fables.
Mcguffey s eclectic spelling book by mcguffey, alexander h. Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of mcguffeys eclectic spelling book. Mcguffey readers, formally mcguffeys eclectic readers, series of elementary school reading books that were widely used in american schools beginning in the 1830s. Mcguffey s eclectic spellingbook william holmes mcguffey on. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book museum of the bible. Writing throughout, spine is separated at top, almost all pages are missing a small piece on the bottom as shown but still a nice antique school book from 1896. Millions of his mcguffey readers, a series of textbooks focusing on spelling, grammar, and oration for primary school students, were sold between the years 1836 and 1960. Mcguffeys first eclectic reader by william holmes mcguffey. Source means a location at which other users can find a copy of this work. Mcguffey s eclectic spelling book alexander h mcguffey since 1836, children have been delighted by the mcguffey readers exotic adventures, exciting stories, beautiful poems, and funny fables. The original mcguffeys eclectic progressive spelling book eclectic school series mcguffeys readers. Today we are featuring a true antique classroom book called mcguffey s eclectic spelling book. They began to move away from promoting the calvinist values of salvation, righteousness, and piety.
I still have them read a passage a day during the school year. More than 120 million copies of mcguffey readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the bible and websters dictionary. The editor of the readers was william holmes mcguffey. Mcguffey, five volumes, book set, book collection, instant library, photo prop, bookshelf, staging 170422 purdywordsdesign 5. Seventyone lessons use short stories to teach meaning, spelling, pronunciation, and punctuation. Mcguffey reader collection selected special collections. Please see this documents talk page for details for verification. Compiled by educator william holmes mcguffey, the mcguffey readers helped to standardize english language usage in the. Mcguffeys first eclectic reader book by william holmes. This is an online version of a 19th century spelling textbook, and therefore any reference is used to serve for historical. Books by william holmes mcguffey author of mcguffeys.
Mcguffeys eclectic spelling bookthe english alphabet. The book has been considerably enlarged, but the new pieces have been added or substituted only after the most careful consideration, and where the. The blair gift has been joined with items taken from the librarys general collections and forms the nucleus of the mcguffey reader collection in the rare book and special. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book by william holmes mcguffey. This 1879 revised edition conforms to websters international dictionary, and associates each lesson with some principle of. Dd started out learning to read with etc and mcguffey.
Mcguffey s eclectic spelling book revised edition 1896 ebay. This 1879 revised edition conforms to websters international dictionary, and associates each lesson with some principle of sound, meaning, or accent. Excerpt from mcguffey s eclectic spelling book in revising this book, care has been taken to preserve all the excellences that have so long and so favorably distinguished mcguffey s eclectic spelling boox. Readers, readers primary, readers elementary, english language, textbooks for foreign speakers, spanish, spanish language, accessible book. How to use the mcguffey progressive spelling book i have recently discovered how powerful the mcguffey speller is in teaching spelling. Mcguffeys eclectic spellingbook by mcguffey, william holmes, 18001873. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book the original classic. Consequently, education and preaching the gospel were mcguffeys.
The plan of the revision of mcguffeys fifth reader is the same as that pursued in the other books of the revised series. Mcguffey eclectic spelling book lesson 1 part a duration. Illustrated cover against light blue with black titles. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book by mcguffey, alexander h. Written more than 160 years ago by the brother of preacher and educator william holmes mcguffey, this spelling primer is still revered for its solid i. Mcguffeys eclectic spellingbook by william holmes mcguffey. The original mcguffey eclectic progressive spelling book. Publication date 1879 publisher boston, ginn collection cdl. Reprinted by henry ford from mcguffeys fourth eclectic reader 1939. These exercises, with those furnished in the two lower books, are exhaustive of the words employed in the read ing lessons. Mcguffeys eclectic spelling book wikisource, the free. Free audio book that you can download in mp3, ipod and itunes format for your portable audio player.255 1293 970 1367 853 1232 881 619 691 1163 371 1390 867 1374 333 1270 1364 159 1142 755 1258 832 117 1343 201 1206 1495 282 595 875 926 1034