Teaching Reading in Ten Cities

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Eva D. Kellogg
Educational Publishing Company, 1900 - Reading - 116 pages
 

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Page 104 - Ye who love the haunts of Nature, Love the sunshine of the meadow, Love the shadow of the forest, Love the wind among the branches, And the rain-shower and the snowstorm, And the rushing of great rivers Through their palisades of pinetrees, And the thunder in the mountains, Whose innumerable echoes Flap like eagles in their eyries; — Listen to these wild traditions, To this Song of Hiawatha!
Page 103 - tis spring. The gay green grass comes creeping So soft beneath their feet ; The frogs begin to ripple A music clear and sweet. And buttercups are coming, And scarlet columbine ; And in the sunny meadows The dandelions shine. And just as many daisies As their soft hands can hold The little ones may gather, All fair in white and gold. Here blows the warm red clover, There peeps the violet blue ; O happy little children, God made them all for you ! Celia Thaxter.
Page 41 - The word method is used, first as principal, because of its value in developing a habit of reading thoughtfully, and afterward as auxiliary, to remedy the shortcomings of the phonetic method, and increase the stock of word phonograms. The phonetic method, which is introduced by easy stages during the ascendency of the word method, finally becomes itself the principal means of growth and progress.
Page 113 - We did this, but the water was salt. It made us more thirsty. Carleton said, "Let us strain the water." We did this, but the water was still salt. Donna said, "Let us boil the water." We did this, but the water was still salt. Hans said, "Let us catch the vapor from the water upon a piece of glass. " We did this — the water was fresh. How do you think we got enough water to drink?
Page 42 - These sounds, the rational method deals with first. 2. The teaching of an Initial Stock of Phonograms before any Phonetic Reading is done. — This makes provision whereby, when such reading has once been commenced it may be carried on continuously and with sufficient wealth and variety of material. 3. The Training of the Ear in the Perception of Phonetic Blends •before Phonetic Reading is begun.
Page 41 - The Rational Method is a peculiar combination of the word and phonetic methods. It. utilizes each for that part of the work to which it is especially adapted. The word method is used, first, as principal, because of its value in developing a habit of reading thoughtfully, and afterward as auxiliary, to remedy the shortcomings of the phonetic method and increase the stock of word phonograms. The phonetic method, which is introduced by...
Page 42 - Method deals with first. 2. The teaching of an initial stock of phonograms before any phonetic reading is done. This makes provision whereby, when such reading has once been commenced, it may be carried on continuously and with sufficient wealth and variety of material. 3. The training of the ear in the perception of phonetic blends before phonetic reading is begun. This is accomplished by the teacher pronouncing words sound by sound, and the children trying to determine, in each case, the word thus...
Page 98 - Sentence" methods. Words and phrases are taught by sight and these are combined into sentences as soon as possible. We begin with the word because it seems to be the natural starting-point for the little ones. In learning to talk the little child does not express himself in complete sentences. His first attempt at expression is invariably in words, usually the " keywords " to his thoughts. He does not say " I see a kitten," but simply ff kitty!" The name of the object wanted is given, as " water,"...
Page 41 - ... method is used, first as principal, because of its value in developing a habit of reading thoughtfully, and afterwards as auxiliary, to remedy the shortcomings of the phonetic method, and increase the stock of word phonograms. The phonetic method, which is introduced by easy stages during the ascendency of the sentence method, finally becomes itself the principal means of growth and progress. Its proper use develops great power, while it supplies the key which the other method is inadequate to...
Page 103 - O violets tender, Your shy tribute render ! Tie round your wet faces your soft hoods of blue ; And carry your sweetness, Your dainty completeness, To some tired hand that is longing for you.

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