How to Teach Reading: A Treatise Showing the Relation of Reading to the Work of Education

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Silver, Burdett, 1899 - 128 pages
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Page 15 - And Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying : " Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, "Into regions yet untrod; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God.
Page 20 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 125 - Then the little Hiawatha Learned of every bird its language, Learned their names and all their secrets, How they built their nests in summer, Where they hid themselves in winter, Talked with them whene'er he met them, Called them "Hiawatha's chickens.
Page 117 - I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye.
Page 118 - YE banks and braes o' bonnie Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair; How can ye chant, ye little birds, And I sae weary, fu' o
Page 15 - And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays: Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur or see it glisten; Every clod feels a stir of might, An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, groping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers...
Page 36 - Almost invariably, children show a strong propensity to cut out things in paper, to make, to build — a propensity which, if duly encouraged and directed, will not only prepare the way for scientific conceptions, but will develop those powers of manipulation in which most people are so deficient.
Page 18 - All night by the white stars' frosty gleams He groined his arches and matched his beams; Slender and clear were his crystal spars As the lashes of light that trim the stars: He sculptured every summer delight In his halls and chambers out of sight; Sometimes his tinkling waters slipt...
Page 9 - The words and sentences represent ideas and thoughts that have never had a lodgment in his mind ; more than this, he has never learned symbols of corresponding ideas and thoughts by which these may be interpreted. Persistent drilling on such words as these will do little toward teaching the child to read. Much reading of matter similar to that previously read in his progress does not prepare the child to advance satisfactorily. This has been demonstrated times without number by the addition of supplementary...
Page 19 - And the sunshine warms its lowly bed, And the rain comes dropping down. " Patter, patter, the soft, warm rain Knocks at the tiny door, And two little heads come peeping out, Like a story in fairy lore.

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