The Elementary School Journal, Volume 15

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University of Chicago Press, 1915

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Page 152 - ... a few unrelated words. — This is the accomplishment of the average normal child after a few days spent in the school. It is a condition persisted in by many defective children sometimes for years. In such case, the defective child has learned a word here and a word there which have stuck in his memory, and he recognizes them wherever he sees them. He shows himself, however, incapable of gaining sufficient words to make his reading a consecutive process with regard to meaning. The words which...
Page 28 - CAUSES (1) Writing arm too near body. (2) Thumb too stiff. (3) Point of nib too far from fingers. (4) Paper in wrong position. (5) Stroke in wrong direction.
Page 28 - Arm too far from body. (2) Fingers too near nib. (3) Index finger alone guiding pen. (4) Incorrect position of paper.
Page 463 - Our most recent manuals venture to leave out some of the traditional facts least appropriate for an elementary review of the past and endeavor to bring their narrative into relation, here and there, with modern needs and demands. But I think that this process of eliminating the old and substituting the new might be carried much farther; that our best manuals are still crowded with facts that are not worth while bringing to the attention of our boys and girls and that they still omit in large measure...
Page 317 - there seems to be a definite correlation of the rate of reading among the grades, the rate of silent reading increasing most rapidly as the grade is advanced" (14). The results of tests which the writer recently gave to approximately 800 children in the Norman (Oklahoma) schools are as follows: third grade, 2.2 words; fourth grade, 2.6 words; fifth grade, 3.6 words; sixth grade, 3.9 words; seventh grade, 4.1 words; eighth grade, 4.4 words. Courtis, upon...
Page 159 - It was a fine spring morning in the year 1826 about ten o'clock, when Mr. Amos Bliss, the manager and one of the proprietors of the Northern Spectator, might have been seen in the garden behind his house planting potatoes. He heard the gate open behind him, and, without turning or looking round, became dimly conscious of the presence of a boy. But the boys of country villages go into whosoever garden their wandering fancy impels them, and supposing this boy to be one of his own neighbors, Mr.

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