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The Beacon Second Reader

Gelesen von 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

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The Shoemaker and the Elves

3:39

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The Ship

0:51

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The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids

5:00

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They Didn't Think

1:23

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Tom Thumb

6:15

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Suppose

1:11

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Cinderella

4:37

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Raindrops

0:48

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The Four Friends

6:32

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Little Birdie

0:54

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Mother Frost

6:25

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If Ever I See

0:55

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Why the Bear's Tail Is Short

2:47

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Rumpelstiltskin

8:33

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Bed in Summer

0:49

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The Golden Touch

4:52

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Over in the Meadow

1:47

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The Bell of Atri

3:15

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The Baby

0:49

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Bruce and the Spider

2:22

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The Wise Little Pig

1:23

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An Indian Story

6:44

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A Good Play

0:55

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Dick Whittington

6:55

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The New Moon

1:11

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Briar Rose

6:40

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All Things Beautiful

0:57

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The Baker Boys and the Bees

4:15

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Falling Snow

0:51

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Little Goody Two Shoes

10:48

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One Step and Then Another

0:39

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Good Night and Good Morning

1:37

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David and Goliath

4:54

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Phonetic Tables – Introduction

0:51

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Table 1 – Review of Short Vowels

1:20

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Table 2 - Two Consonants Following a Vowel

2:42

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Table 3 - Two Consonants Preceding a Vowel

2:50

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Table 4 – Words with “wh” and Review of Tables 2 & 3

2:51

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Table 5 – Final “e” (Long Vowel Sound)

3:11

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Table 6 – Long and Short Vowels; Words Ending in “se”

2:58

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Table 7 – Effect of “r” and “re” on Preceding Vowel Sound

3:04

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Table 8 – Words with “ea” / “ee” (Long “e” Sound)

3:09

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Table 9 – Words with “ai” / “ay” (Long “a” Sound)

1:52

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Table 10 - Words with “oa” / “oe” (Long “o” Sound)

1:27

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Table 11 - Words with “ie” / “y” (Long “i” Sound)

1:23

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Table 12 - Words with “ew” / “ue” (Long “u” Sound)

1:08

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Table 13 - Words with “oi” / “oy”

1:22

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Table 14 - Words with “au” / “aw”

1:27

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Table 15 - Words with “ou” / “ow”

1:56

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Table 16 - Words with “oo”

2:02

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Table 17 - Words with “qu”

1:20

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Table 18 - Review

5:46

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Table 19 - Soft “c” Sound

1:47

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Table 20 - Words with “g” / “dg”

1:42

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Table 21 - Words with “k” / “ck”

3:03

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Table 22 - Words with “ch” / “tch”

1:54

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Table 23 - Words with “th”

1:39

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Table 24 - Words with “ie” (Long “e” Sound)

0:56

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Table 25 - Words with “o” (Short “o” Sound)

0:58

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Table 26 - Words with “a” (Short “o” Sound)

0:54

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Table 27 - Two Vowels Sounded Separately

0:53

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Table 28 - Words Ending in “tion” / “sion”

0:55

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Table 29 – Review

3:17

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Table 30 - Common Suffixes

6:40

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Table 31 - Common Prefixes

5:24

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Table 32 - Single Consonant (Long Vowel Sound); Double Consonants (Short Vowel …

3:25

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Table 33 - Silent Letters

3:25

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