The Howell Primer (Google eBook)

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Howell and Company, 1912 - Readers (Primary) - 127 pages
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Page 102 - As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits — Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Page 108 - I like little Pussy, Her coat is so warm; And if I don't hurt her She'll do me no harm. So I'll not pull her tail, Nor drive her away, But Pussy and I Very gently will play...
Page 108 - How many were going to St. Ives? (One.) Two legs sat upon three legs, With one leg in his lap; In comes four legs And runs away with one leg; Up jumps two legs,. Catches up three legs, Throws it after four legs, And makes him drop one leg. (A man, a stool, a leg of mutton, and a dog.) PROVERBS IF wishes were horses, Beggars would ride; If turnips were watches, I'd wear one by my side.
Page 109 - The cock crows in the morn To tell us to rise, And he who lies late Will never be wise. For early to bed, And early to rise, Is the way to be healthy And wealthy and wise.
Page 108 - I never would cry old chairs to mend ; Old chairs to mend, old chairs to mend; I never would cry old chairs to mend.
Page 1 - ... and sufficient drill is given for the pupil to learn that sound before any other is taken. After the first twelve letters only one new thing is taught at a time: this makes the grading of the book uniform and easy. The word lists are intended to be read, not to be memorized for spelling lessons—at least not when they are first reached, though they will serve that purpose excellently well as a review.
Page 1 - Therefore, whatever method the teacher uses, a primer presenting words spelled regularly, and :asily graded, will be easier to teach than a book that makes no pretension to order or system in introducing new words. The alphabet of animals, beginning on page 113, is designed to teach the names of the letters; and the song on page 127, to teach their order in the alphabet. These pages give also...
Page 1 - ... least not when they are first reached, though they will serve that purpose excellently well as a review. Teachers who prefer the word method or the sentence method will find this book, from the interest and action in its stories, equally well adapted to their wants. Such teach s may omit the first pages, and begin with the reading lesson on page 14.

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