Excerpt from The Golden Ladder Book: A School Reader
In the composition, selection, and arrangement of material, attention has been given to the lawsestablished by scientific pedagogy relating to the unfolding of the fundamental interests of children.
The contents of the Readers have been selected from the best literary sources. Both ancient and modern classics have been largely drawn upon, especial attention having been given, not only to the ethical content, but also to the literary and engaging qualities of the material selected. The Series includes, also, a number of original stories and much re-written matter. Everything contained in the Readers has been carefully adapted to the requirements of the respective grades the selec tions having been subjected to a practical test in the schools of New York. Method, material, grad ing, form, vocabulary, interest, etc., have been made the subject of actual experiment. The aim has been to produce a series of books that Will accomplish all the ends of literary Readers, and at the same time embody a graded system of moral instruction.
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