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PROF. MANDEVILLE'S READING BOOKS.
I. PRIMARY, OR FIRST READER. Price 10 cents.
T'hese two Readers are formed substantially on the same plan; an the second is a continue vion of the first. The design of both is, to combine a knowledge of the meaning and prononnia. vion of words, with a knowledge of their grammatical functions. The parts of speech are in po uced successively, beginning with the articles, these are followed by the Lemonstrative pro. porns; and these again by others, class after class, until all that are requisite to forn a sentence buvo been separately considered; when the common reading lessons begin.
The Second Reader reviews the ground passed over in ihe Primary, but adds largely in the winount of information. The child is here also taught to read wriung as well as printeil inatter; and in the reading lessons, attention is constantly directed to the dillerent ways in which sentences are formed and connected, and of the peculiar manner in which each of them is deliv ered. All who have examined these books, have pronounced them a decided and important ad Vance on every other of the same class in use.
II. TIIRD READER. Price 25 cents.
In the first two Readers, the main object is to make the pupil acquainted with the mea.ing and functions of words, and to impart facility in pronouncing them in sentential conection: the leading design of these, is to form a natural, flexible, and varied delivery. Accordingly, the Third Reader opens with a series of exercises on articulation and modulation, containing numer ous examples for practice on the elementary sounds (including errors to be corrected) and on the different movements of the voice, produced by sentential structure, by emphasis, and by the pas sions. The habits formed by these exercises, which should be thoroughly, as they can be easily mastered, under intelligent instruction, find scope for improvement and confirmation in the reading lessons which follow, in the same book and that which succeeds.
These lessons have been selected with special reference to the following peculiarities : Ist Colloquial character; 2d, Variety of sentential structure; 3d, Variety of subject matter; 4th Adaptation to the progressive development of the pupil's mind; and, as far as possible, 5th Tendency to excite moral and religious emotions. Great pains have been taken to make the booky in these respects, which are, in fact, characteristic of the whole series, superior to any oihers in use; with what success, a brief comparison will readily show.
V THE FIFTH READER; OR, COURSE OF READING. Price 75 cents.
These books are designed to cultivate the literary taste, as well as the understanding and voca. powers of the pupil.
The Course or READING comprises three parts; the first part containing a more elaborate description of elementary sounds and the parts of speech grammatically considered than was deemed necessary in the preceding works; here indispensable : part second, a complete classifi. cation and description of every sentence to be found in the English, or any other language; ex. amples of which in every degree of expansion, from a few words to the half of an octavo page in length, are adduced, and arranged to be read; and as each species has its peculiar delivery an well as structure, both are learned at the same time; part third, paragraphs; or sentences in thei: conne-tion unfolding general thoughts, as in the common reading books. It may be obs. serval that we selections of sentences in part second, and of paragraphs in part third, comprise some of the finest gems in the language : distinguished alike for beauty of thought and facility of diction. If not found in a school book, they might be approprately called “ elegant extracis"
The ELEMENTS.OP READING AND ORATORY closes the series with an exhibition of the whole theory and art of Elocution exclusive of gesture. It contains, besides the classification of sen tences already referreu is, but here presented with fuller statement and illustration, the laws of punctuation and delivery deduced from it: the whole followed by carefully selected pieces for seutential analysis and vocal practice.
THE RESULT.-The student who acquaints himself thoroughly with the contenus of thin book, will, as numerous experiments have proved; Ist, Acquire complete knowledge of the structure of the language; 2d, Ba able to designate any sentence of any book by name at a glence; 34, Be able to declare with equal rapidity its proper pur.ctuation; 4th, Be able to de are, and with sufficient practice to give its proper delivery. Such are a few of the general character 16tics of the series of school books which the publishers now offer to the friends and patrone of a sound common school and academic education. For more particular information, reference is respectfully made to the “Hints," which may be found at the beginning of each volume.
N. B. The punctuation in all these books conforms, in the main, to the sense and proper de livery of every sentence, and is a guide to both. When a departure from the proper punctuation occurs, the proper delivery is indicated. As reading books are usually punctuated, it is a matter of surprise that children should learn to read at all.
...The above series of Reading Books are already very extensively introduced and com mended by tne most experienced Teachers in the country. “Prof. Mandeville's system is em: dently original, scientific and practical, and destined wherever it is introduced to superhede at once all others."
BY GEORGE R. PERKINS, A. Muy
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