Excerpt from Junior High School English The study of English in the Junior High School broadens the elementary course of the lower grades and prepares for the more intensive study in the Senior High School. It does more than this: it develops skill in self-expression and facility in understanding correctly and appreciatively the self-expression of others. In contrast with the earlier work it has greater unity, and in distinction from more advanced work it has greater immediate utility. Its most satisfactory results are secured t so much by the use of any special material or method as through the skillful adaptation of material and method to the stage of development of the pupil. This book aims to treat the subject t as formal and theoretical, but as vital in the pupil's growing experience, and in his progress in the arts of thinking clearly and sincerely and of speaking and writing with ease and effectiveness. I. The composition work emphasizes the formation of habit. It aims to discourage the mere imitation of models, and puts increasing stress upon the methods of getting definite results in self-expression. It seeks to develop the power of accurate observation, of clear thinking, of finding words that most exactly fit the observation and the thought, and of arraying thoughts and words in clear and effective order. Every human being can be taught to express himself without grievous faults in English, clearly and simply and forcefully, upon subjects within his range of experience and thought. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.