Excerpt from A Fifth Reader This series of books is designed to meet in particular two educational needs: first, reading books containing better literature than the average Header contains; second, books adapted to the modern graded school. The ordinary series of Readers consists of five or six books, - the first three being composed of made matter, put together upon the tExcerpt from A Fifth Reader This series of books is designed to meet in particular two educational needs: first, reading books containing better literature than the average Header contains; second, books adapted to the modern graded school. The ordinary series of Readers consists of five or six books, - the first three being composed of made matter, put together upon the theory that children can read only selections containing certain words. The remaining two or three books are composed partly of original matter and partly of short, disconnected selections from standard authors, - many of these selections not being suited to children of any age, and none of them being graded with reference to adaptation of language or thought. In the present series, its authors have aimed to include nothing but good literature, the greater part being selected from standard writers; and in so far as possible the selections are given entire as they came from the writers' hands. In each book, beginning with the Fourth, are to be found some selections of considerable length, both in prose and poetry, complete as they were first published. In those instances in which it has been found necessary to abbreviate articles, the authors have attempted to give complete chapters or such other selections as constitute in themselves literary wholes, and also to induce the pupils to read the entire books from which the selections are taken. This suggestion is deemed very important. The tendency of the day is to scrappy reading. It is fostered by newspapers, periodicals, and compendia of literature; and it is hoped that these Readers will help to combat this unfortunate tendency, and lead to the reading of good books. 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 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....
|Title||:||A Fifth Reader (Classic Reprint)|
|Number of Pages||:||324 Pages|
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