In an effort to present these classic readers in a more user friendly format for our young learners, I've reformatted the McGuffey Eclectic Primer into a series of colorful easy readers with large print - perfect for beginning readers! These are available for digital print-at-home purchase below.
This easy reader is Book 1 in a series that covers the content within the revised edition of the McGuffey Eclectic Primer. Book 1 covers lessons 1-5 within the original Revised McGuffey's Eclectic Primer. These easy readers are broken up into smaller bite-sized portions for young learners, coupled with colorful illustrations, to help them decode words as well as learn to read by sight, all while keeping to the original content within this sweet classic reader loved by many for generations. In the beginning of each book you will find a list of letter sounds and words covered within the reader, as well as short checklists for you to follow when teaching a new letter sound or word to your child. Focus on one lesson at a time, and do not spend more than 10-15 minutes per lesson.
There are a few supplies you will need to collect in order to follow along with your lesson checklists. Index cards to make your letter and word flashcards, a moveable alphabet, a sand or salt tray, and a personal dry erase board or chalkboard. Simple tools such as these help to provide a well-rounded experience of learning, which will further aid in retention.
These easy readers can be used on their own, or as a supplement to the original set of McGuffey Eclectic Primer lessons.
This digital file is formatted to be 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Simply print double-sided, trim the excess edges, and bind.