McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing About Three Hundred Exercises for Reading and Declamation (Classic Reprint)

McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing About Three Hundred Exercises for Reading and Declamation (Classic Reprint)

by William Holmes McGuffey
     
 

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The books I have recommended below, [McGuffey's New Readers, Ray's Arithmetics, Pinneo's Grammar, and White's Class-Book of Geography,] are such as commend themselves to my judgment. I would advise their adoption in all schools where no uniformity

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Excerpt from McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing About Three Hundred Exercises for Reading and Declamation

The books I have recommended below, [McGuffey's New Readers, Ray's Arithmetics, Pinneo's Grammar, and White's Class-Book of Geography,] are such as commend themselves to my judgment. I would advise their adoption in all schools where no uniformity at present exists.

I recommend McGuffey's New Ecectic Series of Readers, Speakers, and Speller, and Ray's Series of Arithmetics and Algebras to the favorable consideration of the Teachers of our Public Schools. These works possess real merit, and I trust they will be approved by the citizens of the State generally. I have spent a week in examining McGuffey's Series, and I most heartily commend them.

I have also, after careful examination, concluded to recommend Pinneo's Series of Grammars. I have endeavored to examine the most popular works on the subject of Grammar, as a teacher rather than as a critic, and, in so doing, have been compelled to give my preference to Pinneo's. The early introduction of analysis, and the abundant blackboard exercises provided, make Pinneo's Grammars very practical works.

I have had frequent occasion, during the past few years, to examine and reexamine the Eclectic Educational Series. Taken as a whole, they are unquestionably the best issued by any house in America. The popularity enjoyed by the Eclectic Series rests upon the substantial basis of merit.

I have examined carefully McGuffey's Eclectic Readers, and am prepared to speak of them in terms of unqualified commendation. They appear to me to combine more excellences than any other readers with which I am acquainted.

The favorable opinion I had formed of them from examination has been confirmed by the use of them in my own family. I was really charmed with them, and so were my children. I do not believe better books for this purpose were ever prepared: I have never seen any as good.

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ISBN-13:
9781330614662
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/03/2015
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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