Edited and expanded by Gary & Wanda Sanseri
The wide spread circulation of primers in America during the colonial period helped produce a high level of literate self taught citizens. Features that made The New England Primer the most popular reader of its day included the use of the alphabet to teach letter sounds, syllabary and the use of Christian material. The Primer also made ample use of poetry in reading instruction. With some careful editing to meet current grammar and spelling rules, this book.
Today this influential gem is hard to find and few libraries own one. This remarkable text is once again available for English speaking parents as a tool for training children.
The Primer includes:
* A list and explanation of the phonograms, both single and multi-letter
* The basic spelling rules of English
* Prayers before and after meals
* Dr. Watt's Cradle Hymn
* The Lord's Prayer
* The Apostle's Creed
* Verses for Children
* The Shorter Catechism
* John Cotton's Spiritual Milk for American Babes
and much, much more.
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