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1I teaching the child to speak we give him whole words, and in
teaching him to read we should first do the same. Analysis into
sounds and into letters should be subsequent steps.
In this First Reader let the child first pronounce the words single
and then read the sentences in which they are used.
Object-teaching, however, may be employed, at the discretion of the
teacher, as auxiliary to the word-method, and here the blackboard
will be needed. Select some object-word from the Lesson. We will
suppose it is cat, from Lesson XVII. Put a picture of a cat before the
children, and then put a variety of questions in regard to the object
and its pictorial representation. Then present the word cat. This
will be the First Step.
Let the words in the Lesson having the sound of d as in eat (man,
ran, rat) be arranged in a column. Call attention to the sound of d'
as heard in these words; then let the pupil make the sound-d, a, d,
d, d-distinctlv. Then teach him to make each sound in the word eat,
thus, k, a, t. Proceed in this way with other words of the Lesson.
Pointing to a word, say, Pronounce it, and the pupil speaks it. Then
say, Sound it, and he gives its separate elementary sounds. This is
the Second Step.
In the Third Step the alphabetic names of the letters composing
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the blackboard; then print each letter of the word separately. Then
require the pupils to name each letter as it is pointed out, and thus
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6 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER
One, 1. I.
Two, 2. II.
Three, 3. ... III.
Four, 4. IV.
Five, 5. V.
Six, 6. ...... VI.
Seven 7. ...... VII.
Eight, 8. ... ..... VII,
Nine, 9. ......... IX.
Ten, 10. ..... .... X.

CONTAINING ALL THE LETTERS IN THE ALPHABET.
cat dog box
fay pan jar
raw hive size
milk quail

VOWELS.
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THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 7
LESSON I.








A a I
a A a
I A I

LESSON II.
O go so go<^ .
so go 0 go t
go so go go '
go so gogo-i.




S THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER
LESSON III.
,. i lo no ho
ho lo no
S1 no lo Ho
LESSON IV.
S go no so
l~ ho no0
i:, So lo Go
ho go lo
LESSON V.
ox on of
~ or On ox
Sof or ox
Ho ox go on. So go ox.
0 go or I go ox. Go on.




THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 9
LESSON VI.
am an at As
as at an am
an as am an
at am as at
I am on. Go on.
As I am on, go.
On an ox am I? No. J
Go on, go so.

LESSON VII.
if i it is
jin If:. Is it
it is if in
I am in. Go on.
Is it on? It is.
Go if it is on.
On it is: so I go




10 THE NEW AMIERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON VIII.
me he we be ye
ye me He We be
lie be we ye me




Is he by it ? He is.
If he is by it, go on.
I go on, so go in.
LESSON. IX.
up us by my
| by my up us
us up my by
I am up on it.
Up on it am I.
W "On it up am I.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 11
LESSON X.
Ho ho ho ho




Ho, ho! Go up, go on, go so.
So go, ho, ho! go up, go on.
LESSON XI.
the thy our Ah
Ah! the ox is in.
Is it the ox? No.
Is it our ox ? No.
Ah it is no ox. .
LESSON XII.
He she She he
If she is by it, so ^
is he. If he is by r
it, so is she. He is
by it; she is by it. '





12 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XIII.
do to
(Pronounced doo and too.)

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Do to it so, as I do to it.
As I do to it, to it do so.
To it do so, as I to it do.
To it as I do, so do to it.

LESSON XIV.
do go lo ho
no so 0 to
so 110 do go
to ho no so
Go do. Go so. I
Go to. Do go.
Do go. Go to. '-.. _
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THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 13

LESSON XV.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 1.
[The thirty-six words of the preceding lessons are repeated
in this. Let the pupils, singly or all together, pronounce the
words first across the page and then down, till they are readily
known by their forms at sight. Then the words may be
spelled, or their elements sounded, at the teacher's option.]

an on he go A
am or me ho a
at ox we lo I
if up ye no i
in us by so 0
it be my on o


as of to the Ah
is do she thy our


LESSON XVI.

his hers hers his

Is it hers or his ?
It is his or hers. "- |
It is hers or his. .
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14 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XVII.
man cat dog
ran rat hog



The cat ran at the rat.
The dog ran at the hog.
The man ran at the dog.
Man, cat, rat, dog, hog ran.
LESSON XVIII.
car you boy
are see girl




Boy, are you in the car ?
Girl, see me in the car.
Are you in the car, boy ? I am.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 15
LESSON XIX.
has and bag
hat land nag




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See! the dog has a bag.
On the nag is a boy.
The boy has a hat.
Boy, nag, dog are on our land.
LESSON XX.
had bad book got
have lad look not
Look at her book. _.
1 had a book; a bad A j
lad got it. She has
a book, as you see.





16 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XXI.
hen men fed did
hens met yes give




Has the girl fed the hens ? Yes.
Did she do so ? Yes. The men
I met are to give me a hen. Are
the men to do so? Yes.
LESSON XXII.
him what little
who mine good
Who is on the
nag ? A good lit-
'- : tie boy; what of
Sit? The nag is
mine; look at the
-nag and the lad.





THE NEW AMERICAY FIRST READER. 17
LESSON XXIII.
day lay get dig
say way set pig
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Did the pig get in? Yes, the
pig got in. In what way did he
get in ? I can not say. Did you
set the dog on him ? Oh no.
LESSON XXIV.
log off but eat
hop fox hut ill
Hop off the log,
fox Go, but do
not go to the hut I
to eat the hens: 'i! '
it is ill of you to ;
do so. Hop off! -'
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18 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XXV.
sea ship cry big
tree whip try fig
saw with was may
. Y ou may see a ship
Son the sea.
SDo not cry, but try
Sto be good.
I saw a boy with
^-3 a big whip.
We saw a big fig:
it was on a tree.
A cat met a rat, and
the rat ran.
LESSON XXVI.
father mother sister
uncle brother aunt
An uncle is a brother of a
mother or father. An aunt is a
sister of a mother or father.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 19

LESSON XXVII.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 2.
a be if my our to
ah by in no she up
am do is of so us
an go it on lo we
as he lo or the ye
at ho me ox thy we


and fed hut ran
are fig ill rat
bad fox lad saw
bag get land say
big girl lay sea
book give little see
boy good log set
but got look ship
can had man tree
car has may try
cat hat men was
cry have met way
day hens mine what
did him nag who
dig his not with
dog hog off yes
eat hop pig you





20 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READ.E.I
LESSON XXVIII.
far now sky that
for how goes they

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What is it that they see up in
the sky? What is it for ? I can
not say. Look now how it goes
up, far, far, up.
LESSON XXIX.
toe lie bit arm
hoe pie hit pan
A boy hit his toe with a hoe.
Let the pie lie on the pan. A dog
bit a girl on the arm.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 21
LESSON XXX.
air all gay then
ice out play come
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Let us go out in the air. Come,
let us go on the ice. We can see
all the boys at play. Is it not gay?
LESSON XXXI.
yet rod jug dew
wet sod mug new
I see a new mug
by the new jug. .
The sod is yet _
wet with dew. A
rod is for the bad. ---





2i T'HE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XXXII.
one boat when
love pond will





They are on the pond in a boat.
The dog goes in for the hat of one
of the boys.
He has got it. What a good dog!
I love a dog when he is good.
LESSON XXXIII.
tin cup tell cake
been rub well take
Take a bit of cake.
Rub the tin cup.
Tell me if you
have been well.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 23

LESSON XXXIV.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 3.
air dew lie play that
all far lies pond then
arm for love rob they
been gay mug rod tin
bit goes new rub toe
boat hit now sky well
boys hoe one sod wet
cake how out take when
come ice pan tell will
cup jug pie tells yet

LESSON XXXV.

ear act

eye fix

efg _' -,- fly

leg i ....its

See him fix the egg on its end.
That man will go to sea in a ship.
He is a good man, and a man
to love. He will go far, far out on
the wide, wide sea.




24 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XXXVI.
gun bee
sun tree
buzz : "~four
does your
The man with the gun does not
see the fox by the tree.
Does the bee buzz ? It does.
Is the sun in the sky ? It is.
LESSON XXXVII.
drum doll cap nest
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Has the boy a drum ? Oh yes.
Has the girl a doll ? She has.
Has the man a cap ? Oh no.
Has the bird a nest ? See it.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 25
LESSON XXXVIII.
teach school tries
read soon learn






See the boy at his book. She
will teach him to read, for he is a
good boy and tries to learn. He
will learn to read the good book.
LESSON XXXIX.
pen oil old foot
ink rake ask put
Give the boy pen and ink. Put
the oil in a can. Ask the girl how
old she is.




26 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XL.
owl il



sly )
cow ,f., .*- ish



SW slaw an owl nd al cow; the
owl a.0 ill ;i t (re. A FOX is slv
a i sliy. Pul the fih Ol i o ( ilisll.
LESSON XLT.
fell iuude swing
e11 'AK' fr! tllin




6irl llC I r n ,s a i ng d l it
h1er i ail. 1111 i 11 ii'i ery.
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THE NEW AMERIUAN FIRST READER. 27
LESSON XLII.
bed went swim too
said time beach two
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A boy went to a beach by the
sea. He saw two dogs who went
in to swim. They had a good
time. He had a good time too.
LESSON XLIII.
them here words sing
these hear birds long
Come here and '
hear these birds. IU' : ;
hear them; they sing '..'-
long and well. but
sing no words. '





28 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.

LESSON XLIV.
Recapitulatwn of Words.-No. 4.
act eye leg soon
ask fell long sun
beach fill made swim
bed fish nest swing
bee fix oil tea
birds fly old teach
buzz foot owl them
cap four pen thing
cow from put these
cows gun rake time
dish guns read too
does head said tree
doll hear school tries
drum here shy two
ear ink sing went
egg its sir words
end learn sly your

LESSON XLV.

barn bark vex hay
Hear the dog bark
.---at the ox. They are
-+: in the barn. An ox
: 11 eats hay. The dog
Swill vex the ox.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 2{
LESSON XLVI.
shall there floor
blind where children






Look there! See the children
at play Where -is the blind man ?
The girl plays that she is the blind
man. One boy is down on the floor.
LESSON XLVII.
white black hot drink
I can see two i
cows. They go to,,
drink. One is white,
one black. It is a,",
hot day.
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30 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON XLVIII.
down talk blue child
fall walk shoe mild
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By the blue sea we can walk
and talk. The air is mild now.
See the boats. Do not wet your
new shoes, child.
LESSON XLIX.
swan neck lake fine
See the white
,, swan on the lake.
,See it swim. Is it
not a fine bird ?
What a long neck
it has!





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST REA 3DER. 31
LESSON L.
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nighllt
quite .
house
shore
gaze
I love to gaze on the light-house
by night. Its light is for the ships
that come near the shore. We
will walk there on the shore.
LESSON LI.
smell sweet watch
Let us go and
watch the men as .-':. .
they make hay. I .
love the sweet smell
of new hay.




32 TrE NEW AMERJICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON LII.
: : horse
rode
hurt
small
thrown
A pig ran near the legs of a gay
horse. A boy who rode the horse
was thrown off and hurt. It is not
safe for a boy to ride a gay horse.
LESSON LIII.
star moon
step clear
sits A-P door
pure -"' shine
A girl sits on the door-step and
looks at the moon and the stars so
clear and pure.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 33

LESSON LIV.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 5.
bark fine near smell
barn floor neck star
black gaze night step
blind hay pure swan
blue horse quite sweet
child hot ride talk
children house rode there
clear hurt safe thrown
door lake shall vex
down light shoe walk
drink mild shore where
fall moon small white

LESSON LV.

Ann sleep once
crib says mind
Ann puts her
doll in its crib. ,
" Go to sleep," she ,1:
says; mind your '.?
little mother, child, i
and go to sleep at ,,A
once."





34 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON LVI.
steam name flag
wide waved took






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Two fine steam-ships once met
on the wide sea. On one of the
ships there was a little girl. She
took a flag and waved it.
LESSON LVII.
could would should
A dog ran to get our cat; but
the dog could not run as fast as
the cat, so the cat got off.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 35
LESSON LVIII.
care earth cloud
their heard gone
bend wind blows
The wind blows. -: .
I see a black cloud. ;'-:.-;IN
The trees bend to -.
the earth. The birds
you heard sing are
gone.
LESSON LIX.
cane mouth Max
paws guard keep
Here is Max. See
him keep guard. He --
has a hat on his
head and a cane in
his paws. But ah '!-
what has he in his
mouth ? Take it out, Max.





86 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON LX.
use flew
glad free
sang :,4N dear
song V. shoot
I saw a man with a gun try to
shoot a bird, but the bird flew off.
It flew off and sang a glad song. I
was glad to see the bird get free,
as the man had no use for it.
LESSON LXI.
gave poor found
lost mean street
This boy found
a bag and a book in
the street. He ran
and gave back the
"--_-_- bag and the book to
the man who had lost them.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 87
LESSON LXII.
oar -d::uck
row t i"musts
each -d learnt
still more
Jane hand
Jane has learnt to row a boat.
She has an oar in each hand.
How fast the boat must move! See
that duck on the pond.
LESSON LXIII.
boys noise water


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See the boys They can row,
On the lake! They can play.
What a noise See them go
They will make' On their way.
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38 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.

LESSON LXIV.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 6.
Ann found mean shoot
blows free mind should
cane gave more sleep
care glad mouth song
cloud gone must steam
could guard name still
crib hand noise street
dear hands oar their
duck heard oars took
each home once use
earth Jane paws water
fast keep poor waved
flag learnt row would
flags lost sang wind
flew Max songs wide

LESSON LXV.

cask apple

reach Il H' fall

The boy tries to reach down
into a cask to get an apple. Will
he not fall? Yes; see, he falls !
He should not act in that way.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 39
LESSON LXVI.
great green first
break leaves flowers

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On the first of May we all went
to get flowers and green leaves.
We had a fine time. At day-break
the air was mild, and not a cloud
was to be seen.
LESSON LXVII.
fire call hurry
Fire! fire! A L'-- -
house is on fire! I -
Get water to put :
out the fire. Call
the fire-men. Tell
them to hurry. -





40 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON LXVIII.
lamb five cart
climb high frog





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What do you see? I can see
five birds on a high tree; a lamb
on the sod; a boy, a horse, a cart,
a flag, a frog, and a log.
LESSON LXIX.
fair some bright
You must not lie late in bed. The sun
has been up some time. Your father and
brother are up and at work. How fail
and bright the day! Come out and see.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 41
LESSON LXX.
kite hold
like large
trot bark)








John has a large new kite. See
it go up, high up in the air! John
runs with it to make it go up.
Hold on to the string, John. It
pulls, but you must not let it slip
from your hand.
The wind blows well. John's
dogr Trot runs with him. Trot
barks, for he likes to see the kite
go up. So do 1.
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go up. So do I.





42 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON LXXI.
beg blind
side .- road
each cents
We saw an old blind man by the
side of the road. A dog held the
man's hat, as if to beg for him.
My brother put five cents into the
man's hat.
LESSON LXXII.
Rose little
clothes pretty
soft -flaxen
hair very
Pronounce clothes kloze or klothz.
I have a little doll, She has pretty blue eyes
1 take care of her clothes; And a very small nose
She has soft flaxen hair, And a sweet little mouth,
Anil her name is Rose. And her name is Rose





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 43
LESSON LXXIII.
neat Abrush
week .:. hope
spell comb
next ~ write
I see a brush, a comb and a book.
The girl has the brush and the
comb in her hands; her brother
has the book.
Make him neat, sister! Brush
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must go to school.
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We saw a fox try to get a hen,
but the hen did not let him get
her. She flew up to the top of
her pen; and then a man ran to
get the fox, but the fox ran off.
The man had a gun, and fired it
at the fox; but the man did not
take good aim; the fox was not hit.





44 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER
LESSON LXXV.
Ruth June garden

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On a fine day in June, Ruth
went to walk. She found a pink,
and held it up for her mother to
smell of. Ruth loves the garden.
I hope you will love it too.
LESSON LXXVI.
back kind Bluff
.-. John can sit on
-. his dog's back; for
S i,,, this dog is large and
A kind. His name is
Bluff. He takes care
of John.





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 4i

LESSON LXXVII.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 7.
ap'ple fair John's purse
back fall June reach
beg fine kind road
blind fire kite Rose
Bluff first lamb Ruth
break flax'en large side
bright flowers leaves slip
brush frog like slips
call garden little soft
cart great lost some
cask green neat spell
cents hair next string
climb high pink trot
clothes hold pretty very
comb hope pull week
each hur'ry pulls write
LESSON LXXVIII.

young .- wash

pump well

beast. !, want
Pump away, boy! Cold water is the thing for
young and old; for bird and beast; for man,
woman and child. We want water to drink and
water to wash with.





46 THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER.
LESSON LXXIX.
pipe fist snow
strike yours dare
club drop comes


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The boys have made a snow-
man. He has a pipe in his mouth
and a club in his fist. Strike us,
if you dare, snow-man! When the
sun comes out you will drop that
club of yours.
LESSON LXXX.
The little bird sat on the top of a tree,
" And who is so glad as I?" sang he.
The little boy sat on the top of a gate;
Run to school, little boy, or you will be late





THE NEW AMERICAN FIRST READER. 4C

LESSON LXXXI.
Recapitulation of Words.-No. 8.
beast drop pump wash
club fist snow woman
comes late strike young
dare pipe want yours

LESSON LXXXII.

les'sons mother children



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to say, "I am glad to see you all
to say, I ami glal to see you all





48 THE NEW AMERICAN FTRST READER.

back. Have you been good chil-
dren at school? Have you said
your lessons well ?"
Yes, they have been good, and
have said their lessons well. Now
they shall play. By and by they
shall look at a new book.

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