Excerpt from Story Hour Readings: Eighth Year
This Reader is designed to supply material for pupils in either the eighth grade of the regular school course or the second year of the junior high school. In the first case it sup plies a fitting culmination to the work of previous grades and at the same time an introduction to the world of books outside of school or to the more extended and intensive study of literature in the regular high-school curriculum. In the second, it comes at the pivotal point in the course, supplying the necessary transition from the use of a Reader to the study of literature.
It therefore undertakes to induce that interest in litera ture as an art and as a source of pleasure which should come when the mechanics of reading have long ceased to be a problem, when proper habits of study have been established, and when the chief end to be attained by the teaching of reading is the setting up of standards of judgment and appreciation of both literature and life.
Content. The choice of material has been made with this end in view. The dramatic, narrative character of the larger part of the selections has been thought necessary, to insure interest; but elements of style, form, etc., have been made important considerations.
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