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Composition Standards in the Elementary School: Arranged to Show the Minimal Performance Essential in Grades Two to Eight


by James Fleming Hosic - 1918

About two years ago the teachers of the Parker Practice School, which is one of the elementary schools connected with the Chicago Normal College, agreed to undertake to select compositions for each of the grades from the second to the eighth which should serve the purpose of standards of attainment for those grades. It was agreed that the type of compositions should be written narrative from experience, this being the easiest, most popular, and most natural type of writing for children in the grades. If the work proved successful, it was hoped that other types might be standardized in like manner.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 17, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 19 Number 6, 1918, p. 46-59
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20961, Date Accessed: 10/17/2019 12:22:14 PM

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