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Studies in the Teaching of English: The Use of the School Library & Summer Reading for High School Pupils


by Allan Abbott 1908

An important problem for the English teacher is how to bridge the gap between books studied in the class-room and books read for fun; to make pupils realize that the English classics were once books of the day, written for people's enjoyment, and, on the other hand, that books of the day may be read in the same spirit and held to the same standards that we apply to the classics. This problem has been attacked, during the last five years, in the third year of the English course of the Horace Mann High School; it is the purpose of this article to sum up present results. In the third-year English work, the books to be studied in the class-room are chosen to illustrate the following types of literature: the novel, romantic and realistic; the essay; narrative verse; the drama, tragic and comic; lyric verse.1 In connection with each of these types, pupils are given lists of books for outside reading, of which the following is an example:


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 9 Number 2, 1908, p. 60-61
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9985, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 7:08:49 AM

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