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HEYWOOD'S (JOHN) NEW PARAGON READERS. JOHN HEYWOOD begs to call the attention of Teachers, Managers of Schools, and Members of School Boards to his New Series of ILLUSTRATED PARAGON READERS, which will be found suitable for all classes of Schools, both Public and Private These Readers are drawn up with a view of teaching reading in a natural and therefore easy manner, and in every respect they will be found to comply with the requirements of the Education Code. The Editor, a gentlemen of high University bonours, has been engaged for many years in the art of teaching, at the head of a successful private school. He knows from long and pleasant experience the importance of awakening the interest of children in their work, and he has endeavoured in compiling these Readers to carry out his work purely from the children's point of view. In each standard the language, the ideas, and the subjects are carefully adapted to the capacities of those for whom the book is intended. He has been assisted by the master of one of the largest and most successful Elementary Schools in the Kingdom, and the whole has been revised by another teacher of extensive and varied experience. With such guarantees of care and adaptation, the publisher has much pleasure in placing this series of Readers before Teachers and Managers of Schools. Primer I. has been designed upon an entirely new plan, and the preface, kindly drawn up by one of the Head Inspectors of Schools, contains most valuable hints on the art of teaching reading to infants. These hints are based on the German system, and will be found most helpful in teaching what so often proves a real difficulty,– the art of clear, intelligent reading. As is generally the case, the simplest will provo the surest and most scientific method of attaining the required end. The Primer is profusely illustrated, and special attention has been paid to paper and binding. Primer

II. is a continuation of Primer I., and based on the same plan. Each lesson forms a continuous narrative in the child's own vocabulary. In both Primers, revisals of words are placed as spelling lessons at the end of the books in script type. It is believed that this plan will teach spe in an easy and efficient manner, as the children will see the words as they are written, and they may also be made excellent writing lessons, if the pupils are encouraged to copy them on their slates.

The following special features are carried out throughout the Series :1. The language and subject of each lesson will be adapted to the capacities of those for whom

it is intended. 2. At the head of each lesson a few of the meanings of the chief words will be explained in

simple language, such meaning being the one applicable to the special use of the word in

the lesson. 3. Each paragraph will be numbered. 4. The most difficult words will be placed in columns at the end of each lesson, divided and

accentuated for spelling lessons. 5. Questions on the subject matter of each lesson will be given as models to the young

teacher. These questions are framed so as not to admit of a simple "yes" or "no" for - 6. The poetry has been carefully selected for each book, and adapted to the requirements of

the Mundella Code. 7. In each Reader a model letter in script type, and spelling lessons suitable to the standard

are given. 8. The lessons will indicate those high moral duties which are so essential to the well-being

of a people; such as reverence for parents, honesty, truthfulness, kindness to animals and the cultivation of habits of thrift. The great question of temperance will find an

important place. 9. The lessons on “familiar animals, plants, and substances used in ordinary life" will be

adapted to cultivate habits of exact observation, statement, and reasoning.--Code 1883. 10. Throughout the series careful attention will be given to the paper, the binding, and the


an answer.

Primer I., 32pp., cloth, 24d.

Reader II., 128pp., cloth, 8d. Primer II., 48pp., cloth, 3d.

Reader III, 192pp., cloth, ls.
Primer, complete, 80pp., cloth, 4d.

ReaderIV., 224pp., cloth, ls. 4d.
Reader I.. 96pp., cloth, 6d.

Readers IV., V., and VI. in active preparation. The subject matter is interesting, and the language throughout seems well adapted to the capacities of the Standards for which the several issues are intended The pages are enlivened with some wel Ichosen woodcuts, and the books have been carefully attended to in the matter of paper and binding.– The Practical Teacher, March, 1884.

JOHN HEYWOOD, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester : and 11, Paternoster Buildings, London,


Just Published, crown 8vo., 128pp., cloth limp, price ls. 6d.

ANALYSIS OF THE BOOK OF JOSHUA With Notes Critical, Historical, and Geographical; also Maps and Examination Questions. By LEWIS HUGHES, B.A., Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Rev. T. BOSTON JOHNSTONE, St. Andrew's University, Author of “Analyses of the Books of Jeremiah, Ezra, Nehemiah," &c. Chiefly intended for Candidates preparing for the Oxford and Cambridge Local, and the College of Preceptors' Examinations.

In Preparation, and to be published shortly.

In Preparation, and to be published in May.



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By ALFONZO GARDINER. In Seven Books. F'cap 8vo. New Editions for Mundella Code, 1883.

The Special Features of the Series are-
I.-Perfect adaptation to all the requirements of the Mundella Code.
II.- Exceedingly simple and easy lessons for the earlier Standards.

III.-Systematic arrangement for 42 School weeks, thus ensuring that no part of the work is neglected. Book I. for Standard I. Cloth 4d.

Book V. for Standard V. Cloth 9d.


9d. III.




ls. IV.


sd. ANSWERS to the Arithmetical Exercises in each Book, 2d. A new edition of this well-known series, specially adapted to the new Code.”— The Bookseller, May 4th, 1883.

“The pupil is provided with two hundred and ten exercises in scripture, poetry, arithmetic, English, geography, and map drawing, on the lines of the Code for 1883. The book before us is intended for the use of STANDARD V., and certainly contains a very wide selection of exercises well adapted for the purpose in view.”The Schoolmaster, May 26th, 1883.

“ Arranged according to the Code of 1883, contains lessons in every subject for the forty. two weeks of the school year.

Tables bearing upon etymology, the working of practice sums, and useful weights and measures, are added in the form of an appendix."School Guardian, June 9th, 1883.


ONE HALFPENNY EACH. JOHN HEYWOOD'S RECITATION CARDS. Adapted to the requirements of the New Code. Well printed on stiff Cardboard. No. 1.-Standard I. contains 'The Spring,'' The First Grief,''Where to Walk,' and 'Good

Night,' and 'Good Morning.' No. 2.-Standard II. contains 'We are Seven' and 'The Voice of Spring,' with Explanatory

Notes. No. 3.- Standard III. contains The Miller of the Dee' and 'The Graves of a Household,' with

Explanatory Notes.
No. 4.-Standard III. contains 'Casabianca'and the ‘Homes of England,' with Explanatory

No. 5.-Standard IV. contains "The Wreck of the Hesperus,' with Explanatory Notes.

Twenty-six cards each with five sums, carefully graduated, are here provided for a small sum."— The Schoolmistress, July 26th, 1883.

“Seven packets of exercises, to suit the seven standards of the Mundella Code; carefully graduated, and with accurate answers."-Educational Times, August 1st, 1883.

Joan HEYWOOD, Deansgato and Ridgefield; Manchester, and 11, Paternoster Buildings, London,


GRAMMAR. Wright's (J. C.) English Grammar and Analysis of Sentences. Adapted to the

Mundella Code. F'cap 8vo, 180pp., cloth. Complete, Is. 6d.

“One more addition, and by no means a bad one, to the many English grammars already in existence. The author has evidently taken great pains to make the series progressive, and his efforts have not been unsuccessful.

His explanations are clear and forcible; the examples he gives are copious and thoroughly explanatory of the rules they are intended to illustrate.

Some of the chapters in the higher standards are specially readable. We give the whole series our cordial recommendation."— Governess,

ENGLISH EXERCISES. Heywood's (John) Young Student's Orthographical Exercises. By J. PHILLIPS. Focap

8v0., 64pp. Cloth, 6d. Willie's Home Exercises.

GRADE 1.-Embracing the first half of Part I. Adapted to Standard I. Sowed, id. GRADB 2.-Embracing the second half of Part I. Adapted to Standard II. Sewed, id. PART I.-A Graduated Series of Exercises in Arithmetic, Spelling, Composition, for Home Practice. Adapted to Standards I. and II. of the New Code. Sewed, 3d., or cloth limp, 4d.

PART II.-A Graduated Series of Exercises in Arithmetic, Spelling, Composition, Grammar, and Geography, for Home Practice. Adapted to Standards III., IV., V., and VI. of the New Code. Sewed, 4d.; cloth limp, 6d. With Nine Maps, cloth limp, 10d.

PARTS I. and II. together, with Nine Coloured Maps, cloth, 1s. 4d.
ANSWERS to the Arithmetical Questions in Parts I. and II.' Cloth limp, 6d.

Heywood's (John) Standard Poetry, with Explanatory Notes and Biographical Sketches.

Adapted to Standards IV., V., VI., and VII. of Reading; and as a Reading Book in the Class Subject of English under the Mundella Code; and suitable also for Private Schools. New Edition. Crown 8vo, cloth, ls.

“This book has obtained a well-earned popularity as a good selection of standard poetry for children, Interspersed between the verses of the poems are short summaries in simple prose of the poetical narrative. The compiler has included extracts

from Shakspere, Gold. smith, Gray, Campbell, Burns, Coleridge, Cowper, Longfellow, Scott, Keats, Southey, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Tennyson. Three of the old English Ballads are also given. The present edition has been further improved by a supplement containing short biographies of the poets, from whose works selectiuns have been taken. The book contains 168 pages, and is strongly bound in cloth. It would make a good alternative Reader for one of the higher Standards in the Mundella Code."--The Schoolmaster.

“Many books of poetry for schools are open to objection because the poems selected are of too contemplative a character. This is not true of John Heywood's 'Explanatory Book of Standard Poetry. From this book many old favourite pieces are missing; on the other hand, it contains some good well-known pieces, and many that are not so familiar. It will be a very useful book."-School Guardian.

In printing, paper, and general 'get up' this book is well adapted for school use. The selections have been carefully made, and include many old favourites by Scott, Longfellow, Wordsworth, and other well-known authors. The present is a new edition, and differs from its predecessors in being supplemented by short biographical sketches of the various authors, the sketches occupying some eight or ten pages at the end of the book. The explanatory notes given here and there, and the simple paraphrasis which precedes each section of poetry, are, as a rule, well done, and will be of much assistance to the youthful reader in duly under standing his author."-The Governess,

“This is a new edition of a book which has long been known to the public. The selection of the poems has been performed with judgment and care, and tho result is a poetical reading book well adapted in subject matter and style for the use of the upper Standards. A feature of the volume which deserves special mention is that the poems are divided into sections, and each section is preceded by a paraphrase, expressed in clear and simple language of its contents. The youthful reader is thus enabled to gain a cleare, insight into the meaning and scope of the poems than he otherwise would, and is also introduced to what most scholars consider a difficult art—the art of paraphrasing.”The Practical Teacher.

JOHN HEYWOOD, Deansgate and Ridgefield, Manchester; and 11, Paternoster Buildings, London,

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