Principles and Methods of Teaching Reading

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJoseph Schimmel Taylor

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V METHODS OF TEACHING READING 1. The History of Method in Reading.--The history of method in reading naturally falls under two heads,--reading material and how to teach reading. (1) Reading Material.--The modern era in the pedagogy of reading begins with the Reformation. The first school readers in this period were distinctly religious. One by Ickelsamer, for instance, contained the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Magnificat, and the Benedictus. Basedow is credited with a reform in the shape of a primer in which the children read of things pleasant to eat and to see, such as almonds, raisins, and apples. They learned German and Latin by means of play, and were rewarded with sweetmeats when they did good work. Eberhard von Rochow issued a reading book in 1776 containing moral tales, illustrating the virtues of politeness, modesty, and the like. The author advised that the simple sounds be taught first in connection with the written and printed log names of familiar things. He laid emphasis upon oral work as a preparation. His book reached a circulation of one hundred thousand. Another primer by Christian Felix Weisze, issued at Leipzig in 1772, contained short stories, fables, songs, prayers, and little verses. The gradual change from the purely religious book to the secular ideal was not effected without earnest and bitter controversy. It is said that in one instance the people rose in insurrection because the Creed and the Lord's Prayer had been omitted from the primer. Such is the history of German reading books. In the United States a similar evolution occurred. Here, also, the religious ideal dominated the early schools. The New England Primer was the principal school book for more than a century up to the year 1800. The origin of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V METHODS OF TEACHING READING 1. The History of Method in Reading.--The history of method in reading naturally falls under tw...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217742416

ISBN - 13:9780217742412

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