McGuffey’s Readers

This is Mott Media’s republication of the original 1830s version of McGuffey’s Readers

The set contains the original Christian content.

Approximate grade levels are listed for each of the books; however, since reading is best taught individually, how the child progresses through the series will depend on the reading skills of the student.

The McGuffey’s Readers are available separately or in one of two sets below.

McGuffey's Readers 8-Volume Set

McGuffey’s Readers 8-Volume Set (includes Parent-Teacher Guide)

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620291

The eight volume set includes:

  • Primer 9780880620185
  • Pictorial Primer 9780880620017
  • First Reader 9780880620024
  • Second Reader 9780880620031
  • Third Reader 9780880620048
  • Fourth Reader 9780880620055
  • Progressive Speller 9780880620000
  • Parent-Teacher Guide 9780880620383

Hardcover except for the Teacher’s Guide which is paperback and does not fit into the slipcase with the hardcover readers.

List $106.99

Price $95.95

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McGuffey's Readers 7-Volume Set

McGuffey’s Readers 7-Volume Set (does not include Parent-Teacher Guide)

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620147

The seven volume set includes:

  • Primer 9780880620185
  • Pictorial Primer 9780880620017
  • First Reader 9780880620024
  • Second Reader 9780880620031
  • Third Reader 9780880620048
  • Fourth Reader 9780880620055
  • Progressive Speller 9780880620000

Hardcover in a slipcase.

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Price $89.95

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McGuffey Primer

Primer

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620185

The Primer begins with the alphabet; moves to simple one-syllable words such as cat and fox. It progresses to more difficult one-syllable words such as horse and spring. This hardback is illustrated with the original drawings and has 60 pages.

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McGuffey Pictorial Primer

Pictorial Primer

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620017

The Pictorial Primer begins with the alphabet. In early lessons, there are simple three- and four-word sentences of one line each. It progresses to longer sentences and full paragraphs. The original illustrations are included. It is a hardback with 133 pages. Both the Primer and this Pictorial Primer can be used in first and second grades.

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Price $11.69

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McGuffey First Reader

First Reader

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620024

Most of the words in the First Reader are phonetically regular and a few have silent letters. The words get as hard as “would” and “stalked” and “engaged.” It includes stories of children who want to please God and who love to learn. It is a hardback with 153 pages. The First Reader is used in the second and third grades.

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McGuffey Second Reader

Second Reader

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620031

The Second Reader begins with one- and two-syllable words and moves to more difficult words. It contains stories on the Bible, American history, manners, animals, courage, honesty, God, and the love of reading.  It is a hardback with 242 pages. It covers approximately third grade through fifth grade reading levels.

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McGuffey Third Reader

Third Reader

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620048

The Third Reader “develops thinking skills and the richer vocabulary of grades six through eight. It contains works by famous authors such as Addison, Irving, and Byron. The readings “address questions such as how we know the Bible is from God; character building topics such as work versus idleness; and topics of science and nature. This book is an education in itself and not merely a reader. After mastering this, the student is reading better than most high school students.” It is a hardback with 256 pages.

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McGuffey Fourth Reader

Fourth Reader

By William McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620055

The Fourth Reader “develops advanced vocabulary and thinking skills.” It “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.” It is a hardback with 422 pages. It may be used at high school level, although some schools use it with good readers in junior high.

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Price $22.49

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McGuffey Progressive Speller

Progressive Speller

By Alexander H. McGuffey, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620000

Written by the brother of William McGuffey, it is called “Progressive” because it begins with basic phonics and progresses to advanced vocabulary. It is a hardback with 142 pages.

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Parent-Teacher Guide for McGuffey's Readers

Parent-Teacher Guide for McGuffey’s Readers

by Ruth Beechick, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620970

This Parent-Teacher Guide was written expressly for Mott Media’s republication of the 1830′s McGuffey Readers. It is a comprehensive guide for using the McGuffey Readers and it includes general helps for teaching reading and specific ideas for each lesson. There are 110 pages in this paperback book.

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McGuffey and His Readers

McGuffey and His Readers

by John II. Westerhoff III, Publisher: Mott Media

ISBN-13: 9780880620062

“Learn about William McGuffey and the impact his readers had on the piety, morality and education in 19th century America.” It is a paperback with 224 pages.

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Price $2.69

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