American Education Volume 10, No. 10

American Education Volume 10, No. 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... all ends. No pause for hunting up words in a dictionary, for analysis of a sentence. The teacher supplies all necessary information, developing where development is easy, but not laying undue stress on this phase of the work. But let there be a halt of ten minutes, if necessary, to discuss the why of an act, to analyze motives, to account for acts, to trace consequences, to conjecture at probable outcomes. This is the real study." "But the study is not complete with a mere reading of the story and an analysis of motives and the like. We are aiming to introduce the child to Shakspere. Wherever possible, then, the teacher should read (declaiming would be better) to the class a dialogue or a soliloquy wherever it marks a vital point in the development of the story or where it is intrinsically of such worth or beauty as to make its choice almost a necessity. This reading or declaiming should grow directly out of the reading lesson itself, the selection coming naturally into the very place where it is called for by the story. It may be given with but slight comment, sometimes with none at all. At no time should the reading, where not done by the teacher himself, be entrusted to any but the best readers in the class. The teacher should absolutely avoid the danger of a bungling reader. Occasionally, the teacher may arrange a dramatic representation of some scene." Best to be Found To Normal Schools more than to any other agency belongs the duty of teaching the power of the book to those who are going out to teach. The teacher is expected to know how to judge of text-books, their value and the pait they play at certain periods of progress, as well as their place in the study of the subjects they contain. Of equal importance, more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598520
  • 9781236598523