The Beacon Second Reader


Read by Evan Smith

In the "Beacon Second Reader" the author has chosen for his stories only those of recognized literary merit; and while it has been necessary to rearrange and sometimes rewrite them for the purpose of simplification, yet he has endeavored to retain the spirit which has served to endear these ancient tales to the children of all ages. The fairy story appeals particularly to children who are in the second school year. - Summary from the Preface

This school reader is an excellent resource for anyone learning to read English, children and adults alike. Reading along while listening is a great way to develop reading skills. The tables at the end of the reader provide lists of common word patterns to promote both reading and writing skills. Reading along is especially helpful for this part of the book. (3 hr 13 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:23 Read by Evan Smith
The Shoemaker and the Elves 3:39 Read by Evan Smith
The Ship 0:51 Read by Evan Smith
The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids 5:00 Read by Evan Smith
They Didn't Think 1:23 Read by Evan Smith
Tom Thumb 6:15 Read by Evan Smith
Suppose 1:11 Read by Evan Smith
Cinderella 4:37 Read by Evan Smith
Raindrops 0:48 Read by Evan Smith
The Four Friends 6:32 Read by Evan Smith
Little Birdie 0:54 Read by Evan Smith
Mother Frost 6:25 Read by Evan Smith
If Ever I See 0:55 Read by Evan Smith
Why the Bear's Tail Is Short 2:47 Read by Evan Smith
Rumpelstiltskin 8:33 Read by Evan Smith
Bed in Summer 0:49 Read by Evan Smith
The Golden Touch 4:52 Read by Evan Smith
Over in the Meadow 1:47 Read by Evan Smith
The Bell of Atri 3:15 Read by Evan Smith
The Baby 0:49 Read by Evan Smith
Bruce and the Spider 2:22 Read by Evan Smith
The Wise Little Pig 1:23 Read by Evan Smith
An Indian Story 6:44 Read by Evan Smith
A Good Play 0:55 Read by Evan Smith
Dick Whittington 6:55 Read by Evan Smith
The New Moon 1:11 Read by Evan Smith
Briar Rose 6:40 Read by Evan Smith
All Things Beautiful 0:57 Read by Evan Smith
The Baker Boys and the Bees 4:15 Read by Evan Smith
Falling Snow 0:51 Read by Evan Smith
Little Goody Two Shoes 10:48 Read by Evan Smith
One Step and Then Another 0:39 Read by Evan Smith
Good Night and Good Morning 1:37 Read by Evan Smith
David and Goliath 4:54 Read by Evan Smith
Phonetic Tables – Introduction 0:51 Read by Evan Smith
Table 1 – Review of Short Vowels 1:20 Read by Evan Smith
Table 2 - Two Consonants Following a Vowel 2:42 Read by Evan Smith
Table 3 - Two Consonants Preceding a Vowel 2:50 Read by Evan Smith
Table 4 – Words with “wh” and Review of Tables 2 & 3 2:51 Read by Evan Smith
Table 5 – Final “e” (Long Vowel Sound) 3:11 Read by Evan Smith
Table 6 – Long and Short Vowels; Words Ending in “se” 2:58 Read by Evan Smith
Table 7 – Effect of “r” and “re” on Preceding Vowel Sound 3:04 Read by Evan Smith
Table 8 – Words with “ea” / “ee” (Long “e” Sound) 3:09 Read by Evan Smith
Table 9 – Words with “ai” / “ay” (Long “a” Sound) 1:52 Read by Evan Smith
Table 10 - Words with “oa” / “oe” (Long “o” Sound) 1:27 Read by Evan Smith
Table 11 - Words with “ie” / “y” (Long “i” Sound) 1:23 Read by Evan Smith
Table 12 - Words with “ew” / “ue” (Long “u” Sound) 1:08 Read by Evan Smith
Table 13 - Words with “oi” / “oy” 1:22 Read by Evan Smith
Table 14 - Words with “au” / “aw” 1:27 Read by Evan Smith
Table 15 - Words with “ou” / “ow” 1:56 Read by Evan Smith
Table 16 - Words with “oo” 2:02 Read by Evan Smith
Table 17 - Words with “qu” 1:20 Read by Evan Smith
Table 18 - Review 5:46 Read by Evan Smith
Table 19 - Soft “c” Sound 1:47 Read by Evan Smith
Table 20 - Words with “g” / “dg” 1:42 Read by Evan Smith
Table 21 - Words with “k” / “ck” 3:03 Read by Evan Smith
Table 22 - Words with “ch” / “tch” 1:54 Read by Evan Smith
Table 23 - Words with “th” 1:39 Read by Evan Smith
Table 24 - Words with “ie” (Long “e” Sound) 0:56 Read by Evan Smith
Table 25 - Words with “o” (Short “o” Sound) 0:58 Read by Evan Smith
Table 26 - Words with “a” (Short “o” Sound) 0:54 Read by Evan Smith
Table 27 - Two Vowels Sounded Separately 0:53 Read by Evan Smith
Table 28 - Words Ending in “tion” / “sion” 0:55 Read by Evan Smith
Table 29 – Review 3:17 Read by Evan Smith
Table 30 - Common Suffixes 6:40 Read by Evan Smith
Table 31 - Common Prefixes 5:24 Read by Evan Smith
Table 32 - Single Consonant (Long Vowel Sound); Double Consonants (Short Vowel … 3:25 Read by Evan Smith
Table 33 - Silent Letters 3:25 Read by Evan Smith