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TitleRoyal Readers No. I. First Series
Alternative TitleRoyal Readers No. 1
PublisherThomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.
Place of PublicationLondon; Toronto
DescriptionFirst level Royal Reader follows directly on The Royal School Primer, beginning with similarly easy lessons. Part one concentrates exclusively on monosyllabic words; Part two introduces words of two syllables. Extensively illustrated. Used in the schools of Newfoundland and Labrador from the 1870's until well into the 20th century.
SubjectReaders (Elementary)
Children's stories
Children's poetry
Natural history--Juvenile literature
Youth--Conduct of life
Series TitleRoyal School Series
Physical Description92 p. : ill.
NotesThe Royal School Series, produced in Britain, were used in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador from the 1870s until well into the 20th century. The series consists of eight books, in order: The Infant Reader, The Royal School Primer, and six numbers of The Royal Readers. Together they covered the subjects reading and spelling from the commencement of schooling to final matriculation. The texts went through many printings, making publication dates particularly difficult to determine.

The Royal Readers were intended "to cultivate the love of reading by presenting interesting subjects treated in an attractive style." (No.VI, Preface). All six numbers contain stories, poetry, spelling and pronunciation lessons, reading comprehension questions and writing exercises. Extensive use is made of natural history as a subject, with the addition of history from No.IV onward. Moral guidance is a common theme throughout much of the content. All numbers are illustrated.

Resource TypeBook
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Record NumberCMC-B0003
CollectionCurriculum Materials Centre - Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Curriculum Materials Centre
SourcePrint text held in the Curriculum Materials Centre.
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