McGuffey FOURTH READER
Develops advanced vocabulary and thinking skills. Introduces some of the greatest English authors - Webster, Jefferson, Shakespeare, Johnson, Schiller and others. Students will read of Napoleon and Wilberforce, of Jesus and the Apostle Paul. They will ponder death, good and evil, the Bible, eternity, duty, and God. Elocution helps included. May be used at high school level, although some schools use it with good readers in junior high.
422 pages, Hardbound
Available at Mott Media
Harvey's Revised English Grammar This grammar text can be used in the 7th and 8th grades, as well as in high school. It is a comprehensive grammar in the classic sense, including four parts. Orthography: Study of letters, syllables, sounds and spelling that make up English words. Etymology: Study of words classified into parts of speech. Each part of speech is further studied according to classes, number, tense, mode, and other attributes which affect it as variously used in sentences. Syntax: Study of sentences, their elements, relations of parts, and so forth. Includes study of punctuation. Prosody: the study of accent, quality, and tone of language, including rhythms and measures as used in poetry. This text includes a more complete treatment of this topic than can be found in virtually all modern grammar books. Students can use it for a reference to continually check on rules and definitions. (PB - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 218 pages)
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English from the Roots Up
A creative, interactive, hands-on approach to vocabulary! What better way to retain the learning of new words? Using index cards, a file box, and a good dictionary, this approach is a welcome departure from the typical workbook fare. And, subtitled: Help for Reading, Writing, Spelling and S.A.T. Scores, it’s obvious from looking at this book that it would, indeed, do just that! How? By teaching the roots of the English language found in Greek and Latin. Since the majority of our words are rooted in these classical languages, mastering these roots is a key that will open the door to understanding a myriad of words! The creative activity suggestions in this book could become the basis for wonderful unit studies as well.
Students who have completed Volume I may consider Volume II
Available at Rainbow Resource and other retailers
Self Aids in English Usage
This little grammar book is out of print but a few copies are still available on Amazon. Students may choose to add this grammar study to their work in the McGuffey Readers. Here are a few reviews:
The best grammar book I have ever seen
By DWIGHT T. WALKER
I used Self Aids in high school in 1944-46. Since then I have bought several books on grammar because I want to keep my communications in top shape. I have never found a better book on the subject, interesting, easy to understand and well arranged are its good points. It might be 70 years old, but still the best. It should be reprinted.
I highly recommend it. A few minor punctuation changes have been ...
By Bob Grammer
I used this in high school and again after college when preparing to take the law school entrance exam. I scored high on the writing section as a result. I highly recommend it. A few minor punctuation changes have been
made since this was published, but they are of little effect.