McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book includes a pictorial alphabet plus 248 individual lessons on spelling, grammar, pronunciation, abbreviation, usage and more. This 1879 revised edition conforms to Webster's International Dictionary, and associates each lesson with some principle of sound, meaning, or accent. The McGuffey Readers are among the best known schoolbooks in the history of American education, having sold more than 120 million copies since the time of their first publication in 1836.
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 instruction and Christ-centered content. Moving from basic phonics, it progresses to lessons on syllables and then to advanced vocabulary worthy of a graduate student. Readings feature godly themes and moral teachings. 142 pages, hardcover from Mott Media.
This parent-teacher guide accompanies the Original McGuffey Readers: Primer, Pictorial Primer, First-Second-Third-Fourth Readers, and Progressive Speller. Chapters include instruction on teaching phonics, using the McGuffey Readers, Penmanship, Language, and Spelling, as well as reading levels and lesson ideas for all four readers. 105 pages, softcover.