Resource Guide – Burgess Bird Book

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The Burgess Bird Book
By Thornton W. Burgess

This wonderful introduction to the birds of North America is required reading in not only Year 1 of AmblesideOnline, but in many Charlotte Mason and other Classical Studies based curricula.

Through the eyes of Peter Rabbit we become acquainted with a variety of birds as they return to Peter’s neighborhood in the spring. In the context of the story about each bird, we hear about its nesting habits, its feeding preferences, and its interactions with other wildlife. We meet Jenny Wren, Scrapper the King-bird, Redwing the Blackbird, and dozens more.

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Welcome Robin and Winsome Bluebird

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Copywork and Dictation

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‘…the whole secret of spelling lies in the habit of visualizing words from memory… The gift of spelling depends upon the power the eye possesses to ‘take’ (in a photographic sense) a detailed picture of a word; and this is a power and habit, which must be cultivated in children from the first.’

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