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TitleRoyal Readers No. II. First Series
Alternative TitleRoyal Readers No. 2
PublisherThomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.
Place of PublicationLondon; Toronto
DescriptionSecond level Royal Reader with short prose pieces and poems designed to stimulate interest and an enthusiasm for reading. Includes pronunciations and simple definitions of new words. Questions on content follow each lesson. 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 Description142 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
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCMC-B0004
CollectionCurriculum Materials Centre - Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Curriculum Materials Centre
SourcePrint text held in the Curriculum Materials Centre.
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