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LEARNING TO READ

SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS OF

YOUNG CHILDREN

BY

SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD

SUPERVISOR OF SCHOOLS, BOSTON, MASS.; AUTHOR OF
“ STEPPING STONES TO LITERATURE,WAYMARKS," ETC.

SILVER, BURDETT AND COMPANY
NEW YORK ... BOSTON

CHICAGO
1899

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A UNIQUE SERIES OF EIGHT READERS UPON A NEW PLAN.

By SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD, Supervisor of Boston Schools,
and CHARLES B. GILBERT, Superintendent of Newark Schools.

A FIRST READER (128 pp., over 130 illustrations, including 8 color pages, reproductions of

masterpieces, and choice text cuts). Price, 30 cents. A SECOND READER (160 pp., over 100 illustrations, including 8 color pages, reproductions

of famous paintings and choice originals). Price, 40 cents. A THIRD READER (224 pp., illustrated with reproductions of famous paintings, portraits of

authors, and choice original cuts). Price, 50 cents. A FOURTH READER (320 pp., illustrated with reproductions of masterpieces, portraits of

authors, and appropriate originals). Price, 60 cents. A READER FOR FIFTH GRADES (320 pp., illustrated with reproductions of famous

paintings, and with numerous original cuts). Price, 60 cents. A READER FOR SIXTH GRADES (320 pp., with illustrations from original drawings and

famous paintings, and containing an unusual number of spirited poems). Price, 60 cents. A READER FOR SEVENTH GRADES (320 pp., illustrated with portraits of authors and

their homes, etc., and devoted to American literature). Price, 60 cents. A READER FOR HIGHER GRADES (336 pp., illustrated with originals, portraits, and

fine reproductions, and devoted to English literature). Price, 60 cents.

SILVER, BURDETT AND COMPANY, Publishers,
BOSTON.
NEW YORK.

CHICAGO.

Copyright, 1899,
By SilvER, BURDETT AND COMPANY.

Plimpton Press
H. M. PLIMPTON & Co., PRINTERS & BINDERS,

NORWOOD, MASS., U.S.A.

GREETING.

To Teachers of Little Children:

This little book is an outcome of schoolroom experience, and its excuse for being " arises from an earnest desire to lend a hand to fellow-workers in a common cause. No sleight-of-hand or trick of the trade can serve as a patent and all-sufficient device in teaching reading. Hard work and ready wit, together with knowledge of child-life and love of teaching, these must make the way to

But a study of the experience of others may throw some light on the path of the young learner, a path difficult enough at best in the early days. These hints and suggestions will fulfil their mission if they serve, even in slight degree, to answer the questions and solve the problems of the young teacher, whose privilege it is to lead her children into the Promised Land of Books. These pages are written in such hope, and go forth with cordial greeting to all whom they can serve.

success.

SARAH LOUISE ARNOLD.

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