WEBSTER’S BLUE-BACKED SPELLERWEBSTER’S BLUE-BACKED SPELLER is the popular name, derived from the blue paper covers, of Noah Webster’s. Both “Webster’s Blue-Backed Spelling Book” and the “New England Primer” were basic, foundational textbooks used in the schools of our republic in the 18th. The Original Blue Back Speller by Noah Webster, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Little did he know that this remarkable little gem would become the staple for parents and educators for more than a century a The great American educator Noah Webster first published A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, otherwise known as the Blue Back Speller, in Vision Forum October 25, Language: We must see the need to return to a classical approach to education and I believe this and the Primer serve as proof that it is possible and it has been done with out havin As we strive to further the co-op to a school I find myself reading a lot of different literature.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I was reading this and the New England Primer for a look back into the history of education.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Sep 26, Tim Kruse rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: According to Ellis Noah Webster, Jr. No media source currently available. Anybody who can’t read. After all, 10 percent of the population spoke German. The blue-backed speller has been published continuously since under several titleswith nearly million copies printed.


The Original Blue Back Speller

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? His goal was to provide a blje American, Christ-centered approach to training children. Many schools taught Hebrew so students could read the original Judeo-Christian Bible.

In the quiz to the left, we have a fun spelling test for you. Most children at the time stopped their education after only a few years.

Why Do Americans ‘Color’ But the British ‘Colour?’ Thank Noah Webster

Should it be English or German? His family came from the early European colonists of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Get to Know Us. The only problem was that such a language did not yet formally exist. Little did he know that this remarkable little gem would become the staple for parents and educators for more than a century and would help to build the most literate nation in history of the West.

The Original Blue Back Speller: With this publication Webster hoped to extend the ideals of the American Revolution into the realms of language and literature. Amazing Circus of Phonograms: Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He also courted year-old Juliana Smith, sister to a speler governor, but she rejected him as too boring. My copy probably was published in Wilmington, Delaware, by Bonsal and Niles.

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A few years after Noah Webster died, at the age of 86, two brothers gained the rights to the American Dictionary. He has been called the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”. This book is excellent to use for home education to teach a child to read or to help any age that needs some remedial help.

If that makes sense. He passed the bar examination after studying law under Oliver Ellsworth and others, but was unable to find work as a baked. Webster also thought some British spellings did not make sense.

His goal was to provide a uniquely American, Christ-centered approach to training children. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

So when copied it’s not super clear in some spots. Dana rated it really liked it Aug 06, Handy English Encoder Decoder.

By this time, Webster was a teacher. By this time, Webster was a teacher. Many of the Founding Fathers used this book to home school their children, including Benjamin Franklin who taught his granddaughter to read, spell, and pronounce words using “Old Blue Back. Jodie Jorgensen rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Oct 13, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: