Ways to Teach English

Ways to Teach English

Ways to Teach English

Ways to Teach English

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This book is intended both for students preparing to teach and for all who are teaching English. It deals with the principles upon which effective teaching of English must rest. As these principles are much the same for primary work and for high school work, differing at these extremes in degree rather than in kind, the constant aim has been to make it of practical value to teachers in the grades, in junior high school, and in high school; even its illustrative material has been chosen with these wide limits in mind.

The book does not aim to present a definitely planned, carefully organized course of study for any special field, although definite references to such courses are given. Its purpose, rather, is to present a helpful study of fundamentals on which can be built really successful English teaching.

The book is called Ways to Teach English. Perhaps a few of the ways within its covers are my own; most of them are certainly borrowed, many from unknown persons whom I can thank only in this general way. To Miss Haliburton and Miss Smith, authors of Teaching Poetry in the Grades; to Mr. C. H. Ward, original and fearless in his writings on English; and beyond all others to Dr. L. A. Sherman, of the University of Nebraska, guide, mentor, and friend for more than a generation, I have pleasure in acknowledging such indebtedness as no words of appreciation can repay. So, too, I wish to thank the authors of the many excellent books on the teaching of English to which . . .

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