Common Sense In Education And Teaching; An Introduction To Practice

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byPercy Arthur Barnett

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...is mastering the passage which it is to be called upon to read. The teacher will then require one or more of the class to repeat the substance of the paragraph or chapter, making sure that every child sees the drift of the passage. Explanations of unusual words in isolation are best left until the whole passage has been read aloud; but when a real difficulty shows itself the teacher may well give a paraphrase from which the class can infer the meaning of a strange word, or (better still) phrase. If a teacher habitually supplies the class with the meaning of a strange word, the children will inevitably acquire the habit of waiting for some foolishly kind Providence to supply a synonym whenever an unusual sound strikes their ear; whereas their instinct should rather move them to try to infer the meaning from context. This kind Providence, who is also placed (by publishers) at the service of teachers, is represented in our reading books by the lists of words with their definitions that appear at the tail of each exercise. These should be neither needed nor used; they are types of the too much instruction which is such bad teaching. When the teacher has satisfied himself that the general drift is understood, he can call upon his boys in succession to read; requiring, first, distinctness, particularly of consonants; next (in a school not severely " elementary ") purity of vowel sound; and finally, such natural intonation and variation as show that the reader understands the passage and wishes it to be understood by others. Punctuation may very generally be ignored, for the Punctua-purposes of reading aloud, if, as Mr. Burrell tion and enjoins, we make the unit of phrasing a definite Phrasing image or idea. The image or idea is, in fact, the unit...

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...is mastering the passage which it is to be called upon to read. The teacher will then require one or more of the class ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021746226X

ISBN - 13:9780217462266

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