This Third Reader contains excerpts from the best American and English Writers.
McGuffey's Readers emphasize on lessons designed to build character. Questions and a Spell-and-Define word list follow each lesson. All new questions, intended to aid oral discussion or to provide written assignments, were written from the understanding and viewpoint of today's child. The Spelling-and-Define list suggests words for spelling and vocabulary development. The numbers before each word refer to the paragraph or stanza where it is found.