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THE READING BOOKS OF CONSTABLE'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES will be found adapted to the various Standards of the Code, though
more comprehensive in their aim,
The object of this SERIES is to train and instruct the Moral and Intellectual Faculties of Children, as well as to interest and attract them. The ReadingBooks combine careful graduation in language and subject, with a Scheme of Lessons purposcly devised to instruct the conscience, extend the knowledge, and discipline the understanding of the Pupil, while the free introduction of Prose and Poetical Lessons, addressed to the imagination of the young, lightens the work of both Teacher and Scholar. A careful study of the Series will show that there is a graduated scheme of moral and intellectual teaching running through the whole series of six books (corresponding to the Six Standards),-interesting and umusing narratives being largely intermixed.
THE FIRST ENGLISH READING-BOOK. IN THREE PARTS.
Price 2d., 4d., and 6d. The consideration to which every other has been subordinated in the First Book is, the Teaching of Reading. For this purpose graduation has been carried as far as it has been possible to carry it; but though each lesson is essentially an exercise on words, connexion and interest have been successfully aimed at.
THE SECOND ENGLISH READING-BOOK. Price 9d.
Though the interesting, attractive, and imaginative continue to predominate in the Second Book, as in the first, lessons on moral and intellectual subjects are given in fair proportion. The heads of the classifications of the Lessons are:-1. Objects and Lessons on General Information: 2. Lessons relating to the Religious and Moral Feelings, the Imagination, and the Character; 3. Verses, Instructive, Amusing, Religious, and Imaginative.
THE THIRD ENGLISH READING-BOOK. Price 18. 3d.
The conveying of knowledge, and the training of the intellect and moral nature, continue to receive full attention; but they are kept in due subordination to the imaginative element. A Life of Christ, simply and impressively written, forms a feature of this volume. The Book is divi
Part. I. Lessons on the Seasons and Flowers, with Misc
Part II. Lessons on Food
and Animals, with Miscellaneous Lessons in Prose and Verse; Part III. Lessons on Clothing, Houses and Trades, with Miscellaneous Lessons in Prose and Verse. Dictation Appendix.
THE FOURTH ENGLISH READING-BOOK. Price 1s. 8d.
Variety in language, as well as in subject, forms the leading feature of the Fourth Book. Section 1. consists of Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose and Verse, Moral, Imaginative, and Intellectual. Section 2. is devoted mainly to Accounts of Animals, in Prose and Verse. Section 3. is chiefly Moral in its character, aiming at teaching by Example rather than Precept. Section 4. is Intellectual in its character, and contains lessons in Vegetable Products and their Uses, Trades, Plants, and Moneymatters.
THE FIFTH ENGLISH READING-BOOK. Price 2s. 6d.
Section 1. Lessons on the Senses and Observation, with Miscellaneous Lessons. Section 2. Things to Look at, and How to Look; I. Things to be Looked at by those who Live in the Country; II. Things to be Looked at by those who Live at the Seashore; III. Things to be Lookud at by those who Live in the Cities. Section 3. Miscellaneous Lessons in Prose and Verse, Moral and Instructive, chiefly of a Narrative kind. Section 4. Lessons on Mines, Minerals, Timber, Stone, Corn. . plants, Gas, &c., &c. Etymological and Dictation Appendix.
THE SIXTH ENGLISH READING-BOOK. Price 38.
This volume contains well-constructed Lessons on the Earth and Man, on Ani. mals, on Geology, on Characteristics of the Popular Physics, on Health, and on Social Economy; besides numerous Miscellaneous Extracts of a Narrative and Imaginative kind. Etymological and Dictation Appendix.
THE ADVANCED ENGLISH READING-BOOK: LITERARY
AND SCIENTIFIC. Price 4s. Lessons in Natural History, by R. Patterson, Belfast; Lessons on Physics by Professor Kelland, Edinburgh; Lessons on the Human Body, by Professor Struthers; Vegetable Products and their Uses, by Professor Archer; Social Economy, by W. A. Shields, Head-Master, Birbeck Schools ; Lessons on Law, Property, and the Constitution, by the Editor; Lessons on Botany, by Professor Balfour of Edinburgh ; Select Literary Extracts from Prose Authors; Select
Extracts from the Poets, chronologically arranged. “Moral and religious impression' is particularly aimed at; and for this end we regard 'Constable's Series' as in a marked degree useful.”-Reader.
*Combining good composition, interest, variety, and fitness for exercise in reading." -Rev. Canon ROBINSON, York Training College.
"Calculated to store the mind of the scholar with interesting knowledge, and also to make him proficient in reading. I speak from careful study and from actual use of the whole set.”-A, C. DAYMOND, Head-Master, St Mark's Training College, Chelsea.
The Books are on the List of the National Society of the Church of England; the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; and the Christian Knowledge Society of Scotland. Detailed Prospectus and Specimens on application to the
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