Class-room Method And Management

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byGeorge Herbert Betts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and expects low rank. The one who needs the study and drill does not get it. 1 The Child and His Spelling, page 10. 2 Adapted from Nettie Sawyer Funk, Automatic Speller, p. viii. Further, the words usually studied and drilled upon for the spelling contest are not selected with reference to their practical use in the child's vocabulary. Far from it; they are more usually selected as a sporting proposition from unusually difficult and rare words that will test merely the verbal memory. For example, it has been found that the words which, there and their are the words oftenest misspelled of any in the language by the pupils of the first eight grades. But who ever heard of using these words in a spelling contest! The competitive motive is a good incentive in the learning of spelling, but it can be used to better advantage than in the usual oral contest. QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS 1. How, on the whole, are your children as spellers? Have you some who spell well in class but miss many words in writing? Have you those who miss the same words over time after time? If you meet with these difficulties, would it be better to devote your attention to their cure rather than to teaching lists of new words? 2. Do you find many words in your speller lists which are not in the child's writing vocabulary? If so, would it be better to omit some of these and make sure of the common words? 3. Try your school, grade by grade with the lists of words on page 168. Remember that to average with good schools, they should be able to spell seven out of the ten correctly. Test them also with the "one hundred demons" and the one thousand commonest words. 4. How do you teach new words to children in the earlier grades? Compare with the directions given on page 183 and see whether...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...and expects low rank. The one who needs the study and drill does not get it. 1 The Child and His Spelling, page 10. 2 A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217458440

ISBN - 13:9780217458443

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