The School Review Volume 6

The School Review Volume 6

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...teacher is to teach Latin, and to teach it as it forms a part of the English language. In doing this, illustrations are given. classifi cations made, and broader and fuller meanings are put into the words they have long seen, so that they have more interest in reading, and become much better equipped intellectually than they could be without the Latin. I am of the opinion that the proper study of Latin is the quickest method of securing a general as well as an exact understanding of English. Hawthorne School GEO. W. DAVIS, Principal 8 CHICAGO, March, 7, 1898 Dr. Nightingale: Miss Holbrook has asked me to reply to your letter of inquiry concerning Latin in the grammar grades. I have had charge of Latin in seventh and eighth grades, and anything I can say in favor of the Study will but inadequately express my profound faith in it. The difficulties of English grammar disappear in the clear light of the Latin form. After mastering form, and the reason for form, the Latin sentence presents itself before the mind of the child as a logical and temperate acquaintance upon whose face is frankly expressed the raison d'e!re for every word. I may quote the words of a gentleman whose paper on horticulture before a congress at the V0rld's Fair, was admired because of its simplicity of strticture and nice choice of words: " I remember nothing of English grammar, but I have never needed to lament my loss for I cannot forget its source----Latin grammar." The children in the eighth grade who are completing the second year of Latin, write better English and make clearer statements than they did formerly. If we could have, as in some English and Scotch schools, Latin form and syntax taught as far down as sixth grade, and English grammar more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123696392X
  • 9781236963925