McGuffey Eclectic Second Reader
Homeschools have sometimes been compared to old-fashioned one room schoolhouses. And it's a comparison to be proud of. Back when we were a nation of one-room schoolhouses the literacy rate was considerably higher than it is today. And, interestingly enough even without today's emphasis on "standards", there was a uniformity among curriculum materials largely because there were so few being produced. School children all across America learned to read using the McGuffey Readers, first published in 1836. This edition is a reprint of the original edition. As you would expect, there are some dated elements, but the stories often have strong moral messages that are timeless. The upper readers include many classic selections.