The Reading Process

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Macmillan, 1922 - Reading, Psychology of - 267 pages
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Page 9 - The stimulus (object) to which the child often responds, a box, eg, by movements such as opening and closing and putting objects into it, may serve to illustrate our argument. The nurse, observing that the child reacts with his hands, feet, etc., to the box, begins to say "box" when the child is handed the box, "open box" when the child opens it, "close box" when he closes it, and "put doll in box" when that act is executed. This is repeated over and over again. In the process of time it comes about...
Page 212 - They are entirely unfit material to use in the training of our children. The object of reading with children is to convey to them the ideals of the human race; our readers do not do that and are thoroughly unfitted to do it. I believe that we should substitute in all our schools real literature for readers.
Page 10 - open box" when he opens it, etc. The visible box now becomes a stimulus capable of releasing either the bodily habits or the word...
Page 10 - He runs to it and tries to reach it and says "box." The box happens to have been put beyond his reach. The nurse, seeing the child's efforts to reach it and hearing the word " box," hands it to the child. This situation being repeated day in and day out, not only with this object but with hundreds of others, brings it about that the arcs running from receptor to throat muscles offer the least resistance so far as concerns the neural impulses aroused by the box (frequency, p.
Page 82 - EXAMPLES: activ, bromid, comparativ, definit, determin, engin, examin, favorit, genuin, hostil, iodin, imagin, infinit, nativ, opposit, positiv, practis, promis, textil. NOTE. The ordinary use of e final after a single consonant is to indicate that the preceding vowel has a pronunciation different from that which it would normally hav if the consonant in question wer final, as in bar, bare; hat, hate; her, here; them, theme; sir, sire; bid, bide; con, cone; run, rune. Hence the e final is retaind...
Page 203 - Be a good child ; mind your book ; love your school, and strive to learn. • Tell no tales ; call no ill names ; you must not lie, nor cheat, nor swear, nor steal. Play not with bad boys ; use no ill words at play ; spend your time well ; live in peace, and shun all strife. This is the way to make good men love you, and to save your soul from pain and wo.
Page 239 - In Franklin, attendance upon school is required of every child between the ages of seven and fourteen on every day when school is in session unless the child is so ill as to be unable to go to school, or some person in his house is ill with a contagious disease, or the roads are impassable.
Page 203 - Is a woman devoted to dress and amusement ? Is she delighted with her own praise, or an admirer of her own beauty ? Is she given to much talking and loud laughter ? If her feet abide not at home, and her eyes rove with boldness on the faces of men — turn thy feet from her, and suffer not thy heart to be ensnared by thy fancy.
Page 207 - Its mountains and prairies and lakes and rivers and cataracts; its shores and hill tops that were early made sacred by dangers and sacrifices and deaths of the devout and the daring; it does seem as if these were worthy of being held up as objects of interest to the young eyes that from year to year are opening upon them, and worthy of being linked with all their sacred associations to the young affections which sooner or later must be bound to them or they must cease to be what they are — the...
Page 207 - It has a history of its own, of which we need not be ashamed; fathers, and heroes, and sages, of its own, whose deeds and praises are worthy of being 'said or sung...

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