The McGuffey Readers were known as "America's schoolbooks" for over 100 years. Created in the 1800s for the one-room schoolhouses popping up as the country moved westward, they have been used to teach language arts, including reading, writing, spelling, and even speaking. Our 1857 edition also includes an introduction with instructions for use with Charlotte Mason methods.
With a mix of stories, poems, and excerpts from classic works, a set of McGuffey readers was designed to take students from pre-reading to high-school graduation. Whether you use them as a language arts curriculum or just a reader, your students will absorb a fascinating slice of American history.