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The Course in English in the Horace Mann School, Teachers College: Language Work Arranged in Order of Subjects


by Franklin T. Baker 1900

LANGUAGE WORK ARRANGED IN ORDER OF SUBJECTS I. SPELLING. (I) Grades 1 and 2. Imitative, incidental to the main object of learning to write simple sentences. Phonics introduced to give the elements of orthography and pronunciation. (II) Grades 3-4. Definite work in spelling as subject of special study. Grade 3. Diacritical marks taught. Spelling-book used. Words learned in lists, classified according to form. Exceptions noted. Work both written and oral. Special attention to errors in the children's written work. Effort made to cultivate a conscientious accuracy in the children, but spelling kept subordinate to things of higher value. Grade 4. Same plans continued. Definite lessons assigned. Use of spelling-book continued. Dictionary used by the children. Diacritical marks taught. Grades 5-7. Same work continued in more advanced form ...


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 3, 1900, p. 141-149
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9683, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 8:50:00 PM

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