Item description for McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book by McGuffey...
Overview A reprint of the classic speller supplies numerous exercises designed to improve the spelling of difficult words and aid in pronunciation
Publishers Description Since 1836, children have been delighted by the McGuffey Readers' exotic adventures, exciting stories, beautiful poems, and funny fables. This companion volume was revised in 1879 to conform in orthography, pronunciation, and spelling to the latest edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The Eclectic Spelling-Book 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher John Wiley And Sons
ISBN 0471289434 ISBN13 9780471289432
Reviews - What do customers think about McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book?
McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book Mar 19, 2007
The McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book is an excellent, educational tool that one can use to strengthen spelling/language skills, both independently or with the assistance of a teacher/tutor. This is a great book!
A must have! Nov 13, 2006
I have purchased this book and the others in the series because of the timeless teaching tool that it is. I wish schools would go back to this book. I myself learned from these books because I was in a private school and I remembered this fact in the attempts to find a good teaching tool for my own son.
The next best thing is Abeka books if you can get your hands on them. My grandmother taught 3 year olds for years and she would start children every year with the tools in this book. I am so glad I found them in stock at this site. Every parent should buy them for their children. There is no better textbook available and the method is tried and true.
Homeschool Review Aug 14, 2000
Last year we used the Spalding method of spelling, and I think it is a geat way to learn spelling. The biggest hurdle to implementing that program for my son was the randomness of the words with no connection to what he is reading or learning in his daily life. This was a difficult hurdle for an intuitive learner like him to overcome. The McGuffy Speller lists words with common sounds. Thus you will have words like fair, and fare together on one list, teaching the child the different ways one sound can be spelled. I think this is easier for a child to deal with than having to decide as in Spalding which spelling goes with the same sound. In McGuffy the sounds are introduced with the words and this is less frustrating than a child having to feel he should somehow know which spelling to use: are, or air. If you tried Spalding, and liked the phonetic approach, but don't think you will continue in it, and are looking for a similar but more conventional approach, this may be a good choice for you. I think it takes the best of phonics, memorization, and word patterns, and combines them into a great word list that can be used for weekly spelling tests. Personally, I am not using even this method this year as I believe the memorization and detachment from hands on learning just won't stick with my son. If your child doesn't balk at weekly spelling tests, learning the words in this book will prepare him for college level reading and writing.