Historical information

The Victorian Education Department published and printed this reader in 1937. The infant grades learnt to read using phonics which included word groups eg. 'ee' words, 'ai' words etc.


This book was used in all Victorian schools to assist children to read.

Physical description

Small tattered book with soft cover held by cloth on card. The 102 pages are held by two staples. It consists of stories, poetry with B & W pictures some of which have been coloured in with pencil. At the back is a 'Language List' which consists of 'word groups' eg. 'ee' words and on the last page 'Additional words'. Made by the Victorian Education Department in 1937.

Inscriptions & markings

Some pictures have been coloured in.
On cover, top right hand corner: "Yvonne Simmonds / Red Bluff"