Harriet Taylor Treadwell’s readers were used for many years to teach reading to school children.
Based on popular children’s stories, the Treadwell Readers made reading fun and interesting. I was able to find and format several of these readers for you.
These aren’t your everyday readers. She uses familiar (to us) folktales, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales to get kids reading and enjoying it. In her own words, Ms. Treadwell says
“With these books, besides merely learning to read, the child has the joy of reading the best in the language, and he is forming his taste for all subsequent reading. This development of taste should be recognized and encouraged.”
Harriet Taylor Treadwell, Reading-Lit Second Reader
Currently, I’ve got the Primer, First, Second, Fourth and Sixth Readers available to download.
A couple of hard drive transfers and a new computer caused the other files I had to break. I’m working to reformat new versions of the rest and will include them in the download package as they are completed.
Print and Kindle Editions available below, from Amazon. Enter your name and email to download the readers!
THE PRIMER Kindle Edition $1.99
The FIRST READER Kindle Edition $1.99
The SECOND READER Kindle Edition $1.99
The THIRD READER Kindle Edition $2.99
The FOURTH READER (No Kindle edition)
The SIXTH READER (No Kindle)
The SEVENTH READER (No Kindle)
The EIGHTH READER (No Kindle)
The Kindle Edition Teacher’s Manual is also available for Kindle again!