The Teaching of Reading: A Text-book of Principles and Methods

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Ginn, 1923 - Reading - 346 pages
 

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Page 27 - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Page 105 - Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
Page 105 - Thick set with agate, and the azurn sheen Of turkis blue, and emerald green, That in the channel strays; Whilst from off the waters fleet Thus I set my printless feet O'er the cowslip's velvet head, That bends not as I tread.
Page 28 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 28 - A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 23 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times, keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times, by persuading from the use of tongues...
Page 165 - To master John the English maid A hornbook gives of gingerbread ; And, that the child may learn the better, As he can name, he eats the letter.
Page 23 - ... that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors, — It is therefore ordered, that every township in this jurisdiction after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 65 - I sought by every means to simplify the elements of reading and arithmetic, and by grouping them psychologically, enable the child to pass easily and surely from the first step to the second, from the second to the third, and so on. The pupils no longer drew letters on their slates, but lines, curves, angles, and squares.
Page 23 - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth...

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