Illinois Education Volume 9

Illinois Education Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...the word to which we school men must begin to pay more attention. If we are to get anywhere with school legislation we shall have to co-operate and we can't co-operate unless we know each several parts separately as desired. CORRECTING ERRORS OF SPEECH Superintendent H. M. Hinkle of Paris, ' I1l., has issued the following to his teachers: ' ' Each teacher will find in her daily work with the children that many errors of speech occur which need constant attention if correct forms are to become habitual with them. It frequently is a difilcult task to cause a pupil to change his form of speech from the incorrect to the correct, and habitually follow the correct usage ever afterwards, but this is one of our tasks if we would do the children under our care the fullest measure of service as their teachers. "We cannot hope to correct permanently, all their errors. There are some they have heard used so often by others and have used so frequently themselves, that their use has become purely automatic. Some of these errors will remain with them always, but we must endeavor in all of our work to place before them the purest and simplest form of the English Language. "We must, by suggestion, cause them to supplant the incorrect for the correct in their responses in class work. You may feel, sometimes, that the abstract technical features involved in the lessons, and the lack of time to present these difliculties clearly to the class, does not justify you in breaking their continuity of thought and diverting it to speech, but this can be done quietly, quickly and in a way to impress the correct form, and at the same time pick up the line of thought of the lesson. "This time and method of correction is constant more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906721
  • 9781236906724