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A Primary Reader

By Smythe, E. Louise

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Book Id: WPLBN0000634495
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: A Primary Reader  
Author: Smythe, E. Louise
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Preface: This book originated in a series of little reading lessons prepared for the first grade pupils in the Santa Rosa public schools. The object of the lessons was three?fold: to provide reading matter for the little ones who had only a small vocabulary of sight?words; to acquaint them early with the heroes who have come down to us in song and story; and to create a desire for literature. It has been my endeavor to follow Dr. G. Stanley Hall?s suggestions in his monograph, ?How to Teach Reading,? where he asks for ?true child?editions, made by testing many children with the work piece?meal and cutting and adapting the material till it really and closely fitted the minds and hearts of the children.? Various stories were given to the pupils; discussions followed. After a time the story was produced orally by the children. Notes were made on expressions used and points of interest dwelt upon. Later the story was either written on the blackboard or mimeographed and put into the pupils? hands to read.

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Table of Contents: A Primary Reader, 1 -- E. Louise Smythe, 1 -- Preface, 1 -- THE UGLY DUCKLING, 2 -- THE LITTLE PINE TREE, 5 -- THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, 7 -- LITTLE RED RIDING?HOOD, 9 -- THE APPLES OF IDUN, 12 -- HOW THOR GOT THE HAMMER, 15 -- THE HAMMER LOST AND FOUND, 20 -- The following stories by Miss Smythe were originally published under the title of ?The Golden -- Fleece.? They have been carefully revised and illustrated for this book, 23 -- THE STORY OF THE SHEEP, 23 -- THE GOOD SHIP ARGO, 24 -- JASON AND THE HARPIES, 25 -- THE BRASS BULLS, 27 -- JASON AND THE DRAGON, 30


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