Excerpt from Studies in English: Work and Play With Language The necessity for a text-book in Language in the hands of the pupils in the third grade involves two general conditions: First, many teachers feel the need of a carefully planned course of special lessons in this subject. They have neither the time r the energy required to work out such a course in a satisfactory way. Second, good language work can t be done unless children have in their hands a large amount of material upon which to work. The ideal text-book for use in this grade, therefore, involves three important factors: First, there should be ample provision for supplying the children with good language impressions. Second, there should be numerous exercises for stimulating and encouraging the freest possible practice in expression. Third, when the children show by their oral and written language work that they are attaining a satisfactory vocabulary and a fair degree of facility in expression, considerable attention should be given to correcting their language, both oral and written. The only effective means of providing language impression in a book is through good literature, stories and poems that the children enjoy, reading them over and over, even memorizing especially good parts. If the stories are of a kind that the children will naturally want to tell at home, or to their associates elsewhere out of school, this material will combine both language impressions and practice in expression. Matter-of-fact teachers are much inclined to underestimate the power and the value of the young child's imagination in relation to his language work. 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.