Category: Language Arts

McGuffey Fourth Reader: 1857 edition with Charlotte Mason method instructions

McGuffey Improvements to the 1857 Edition

What is the difference between the 1857 edition of the McGuffey Readers and the earlier edition?  The 1857 edition is the first edition with all six readers. The fifth and sixth readers were new for this edition, and were...

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Learn to spell using the 1857 McGuffey Readers

How to Teach Spelling with McGuffey Readers

Teach spelling with the 1857 McGuffey Readers, with advice from Charlotte Mason In the First Eclectic Reader, McGuffey’s instructions are simple: “Let the child spell each word in the line, then read the line.” Remember that...

The wise old owl points the way to the books we sell.

Books We Sell: A Master List

We moved the website to this new platform just before the conference travel season and are still working on getting everything tagged and organized for easy finding. Since the site is so different from the old...

Model-based writing book cover draft for survey

Book Title Survey: Can you help me decide?

I am having difficulty deciding on a title for my new book on model-based writing, and I am hoping you can help. I’ve created a short survey below, and would be very grateful for...

Excellence in Literature English 4: British Literature

What is included in Excellence in Literature?

Each volume of Excellence in Literature is intended to be used for one school year. The first third of the book introduces the purpose and focus of the curriculum, then provide information that will be useful...