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The Essentials of Literature

by James Fleming Hosic - 1915

As supplementary to the chapters on reading and on language and grammar, the following short statement concerning the essentials in the study of literature in the elementary school is offered. A confessedly inadequate treatment is worth while if for no other purpose than to emphasize the fact that literature should be regarded as one of the principal content subjects in the school. Much of the reading, it is true, is, and should be, of a literary character, but the early stages of primary reading must necessarily involve definite attention to graphic forms, and the work which follows should be devoted in part to training children in the reading of books of scientific and matter-of-fact character.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 14, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 16 Number 6, 1915, p. 147-152
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21042, Date Accessed: 5/28/2020 1:48:53 AM

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