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FIRST STANDARD

READING-BOOK,

WITH

EASY LESSONS IN SCRIPT,

ADAPTED TO THE NEW CODE.

BY JAMES COLVILLE, M.A.,

SENIOR ENGLISH MASTER, GEORGE WATSON'S COLLEGE-SCHOOLS,

LAURISTON, EDINBURGH, ONE OF THE EDUCATIONAL

INSTITUTIONS OF THE MERCHANT COMPANY.

EDINBURGH:
OLIVER AND BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT.
LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.

1872.

Price 4d., or 6d. in Cloth,

NEW CODE READING-BOOKS,

By JAMES COLVILLE, M.A.

The following are already published:PRIMER: Being Spelling and Reading Lessons Introductory to Standard

I. (Illustrated.) 36 pages. 11d. First STANDARD READING-Book; with easy Lessons in Script.

(Illustrated.) 95 pages. 4d. in stiff wrapper, or 6d. cloth. SECOND STANDARD READING-BOOK; with Dictation Exercises, partly

in Script. (Illustrated.) 108 pages. 4d. in stiff wrapper, or 6d. cloth. THIRD STANDARD READING-BOOK; with Dictation Exercises, partly

in Script. 144 pages. 8d. in cloth.

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PREFACE.

The requirements of the New Code for Standard I. in Reading are—“ One of the narratives next in order after monosyllables in an elementary reading-book used in the School.”

The following lessons are intended to meet these requirements, by supplying easy and attractive reading in prose and verse. The narrative form has been preserved throughout, and the lessons, while incidentally supplying considerable information, are mainly intended to enable the child to overcome the mechanical difficulties of reading. For this purpose they • have been made as light and varied as possible. A considerable number of the verses have been favourites in the nursery from time immemorial, while most of the other matter is entirely fresh.

Many elliptical and—as a new feature in

School-books - alliterative and hieroglyphic lessons have been constructed, with a view to exciting the curiosity and developing the intelligence of the pupils.

The New Code requires of this Standard, in Writing, the copying in manuscript a line of print, and the writing from dictation a few common words.

This is provided for in an Appendix specially devoted to the purpose, the lessons in which should be used in connexion with the daily reading lesson, so that the pupils may as soon as possible read Script with ease.

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