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TO THE TEACHER.
On the plan of this Book the Child makes the Letters as he reads them, and thus learns Writing as well as Reading
After the explanations, the Child may be pointed to each part of the letter as he makes it.
A Child who cannot remember a letter he has often
a read, will be very likely to remember the letter he has
The Alphabet is made up of fifteen straight-lined
and eleven curved-lined letters.
The root of the fifteen straight-lined letters is I. All straight-lined letters are made up of I's joined together in various ways.
The root of the eleven curved letters is 0, of which the seven at all difficult are made of I and parts of O joined together,
See, a straight live, like that, standing upright, makes I. When you knock at the door, and Mama says Who is there ?' you say, '1. I begins Ink and Ice.
1, with another I at the lower end, drawn to the right hand, makes L, which helps to spell Lip, Lap, and Log.
I, with another I along the top, drawn right and left makes T, which helps to spell Top, Tap, and Tub.
Two l's, and one across the middle, make H, which te gins Hat, and Hop, and Hand.
1, with another along the top to the right hand, and a short one in the middle, makes F..
F, with one straight line more at the bottom, makes E, which begins Elk, Emmet, and Eel.
Two I's crossing each other make X, which enables us to spell Fox, Box, and Cox,
I leaning to the right, and one at the bottom on the right hand,
and one at the top to the left, make Z, which helps to spell Zebra, and Muzzle, and Buzh.
Two I's, one leaning on the left hand and one leaning on the right hand, but close at the bottom, make V, which helps to spell Vat, and Vamp, and Vale.