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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
My Grade 1 Reader- 35 years on!
When I started school in the 1970's, these Happy Venture Readers from the 50's were still in use. I'd been looking for one for ages, and yes, one turned up in a garage sale in my hometown.
The books, though very simple, are based on PHONICS not sight words, and I'm using the phonetic word lists at the back to get 4 year old Zara started with reading.
When you compare these lovely old readers to the more modern ones, you can really see the literary decline even over the last 40 years...