Practical AIDS in Teaching English Grammar Composition and Spelling (Classic Reprint)
by William W Dixon (9781330374429)

Practical AIDS in Teaching English Grammar Composition and Spelling (Classic Reprint)
William W Dixon
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 38
Category: Education
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330374429
ISBN-10: 1330374428

Excerpt from Practical Aids in Teaching English Grammar Composition and Spelling A year ago it was said that there has been no progress in the teaching of English in this part of the state during the past twenty years. There may be some truth in this statement. Progress for the many comes through the ability and efforts of the few. Leaders in any line of thought are few. There is but one Edison, one Marconi, one Henry Ford, and one Booker T. Washington; there was but one Columbus, one Lincoln, one Westinghouse, and one Grant. The same is true in the teaching of English, as it is in statesmanship, in war, and in industry. Progress for the mass of mankind, for teachers in general, and for teachers of English, comes by following leaders. There is no other way. The first step in progress in the teaching of English then is to determine who are the leaders, and the next is to become a student and follower of those leaders. Growth comes by effort. If we study the writings of the leaders and apply what they teach in our work, adapting it as best we can, we are making progress, provided we have chosen the right leaders. Who have been the leaders - the organizers - in the teaching of English in the elementary and secondary schools in the past several years? No doubt this is a question about which we might differ. The writer wishes to name Percival Chubb of New York, Barrett Wendell and Samuel Thurber of Harvard University, and Charles De Garmo now of Cornell University as leaders in the teaching of English. Mr. Chubb has published a book entitled. The Teaching of English; Mr. Wendell has a book entitled, English Composition; Mr. De Garmo has published his Language Lessons; and Mr. Thurber contributes articles on English to magazines. Carpenter's Composition and Rhetoric is a helpful text. It is clear in thought and statement. These publications are excellent - they are the best the writer has found. Then, if progress has not been made in this part of Wisconsin in the teaching of English, of late years, it is not the fault of these men, because they have been writing and publishing books for many years. There are other leaders in English, but the writer has found help in studying the writings of the above named men. They are full of life. Every teacher of English should become thoroughly acquainted with their writings. The short articles in this pamphlet are the results of the writer's studying the ideas of the men named above, along with others who have specialized in the teaching of English. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.

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