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In 1835, a small Cincinnati publishing firm asked McGuffey to create a series of four graded readers for primary-level students. McGuffey's Readers were among the first textbooks in the United States designed to become progressively more challenging with each volume. They used word repetition in the text as a learning tool, developing reading skills through challenging students using the books.

Sounding-out, enunciation and accents were emphasized. Colonial-era texts had offered dull lists of 20 to 100 new words per page for memorization. In contrast, McGuffey used new vocabulary words in the context of real literature, gradually introducing new words and carefully repeating the old.

McGuffey's readers became part of America's heritage.

This heritage combined with new technology makes teaching and learning at home intuitive and accelerating.



Do you know how you wish your child could read joyously and independently? What we do is to furnish your child videos and workbooks, so that they can learn on their own--and we start with free videos on YouTube, using the most valuable method ever developed.



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1-18 Worksheet Lesson XVIII: A fox. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition)1-18 Worksheet Lesson XVIII: A fox. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition)
Patricia Halliday
Practice handwriting. Short e sound: men met step . . . keep reading



NEW 0-12 Music Lesson XII: The Noble Duke of York. - McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (revised edition)
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NEW 0-12 Music Lesson XII: The Noble Duke of York. - McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (revised edition) "Oh, the Noble Duke of York..." . . . keep reading
0-12 Video Lesson XII: The fox. - McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (revised edition)
Patricia Halliday
0-12 Video Lesson XII: The fox. - McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (revised edition) Watch The fox. . . . keep reading
1-18 Video Lesson XVIII: Handwriting. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition)
Patricia Halliday
1-18 Video Lesson XVIII: Handwriting. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition) Watch the handwriting lesson. . . . keep reading
1-18 Worksheet Lesson XVIII: A fox. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition)
Patricia Halliday
1-18 Worksheet Lesson XVIII: A fox. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition) Practice handwriting. Short e sound: men met step . . . keep reading
NEW 0-9 eBook - pdf - Black Beauty. Supplemental Reading for Lesson IX. - McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (revised edition)
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NEW 1-24 Coloring Page Lesson XXIV: Bess and Robert. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition)
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NEW 1-24 Coloring Page Lesson XXIV: Bess and Robert. - McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (revised edition) Bess and Robert... . . . keep reading
NEW 0-1 Music Lesson I: The Alphabet song. - McGuffey's Eclectic Primer (revised edition)
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McGuffey's Tip of the Week-Why Cursive?-December 27, 2013
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