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The Revised Insular First Reader (Classic Reprint)

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The Revised Insular First Reader (Classic Reprint)


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The Revised Insular First Reader (Classic Reprint) by David Gibbs
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Excerpt from The Revised Insular First Reader IN this book the child is taught to read, write and talk in English upon familiar topics of his daily life, -to read and to express thoughts about the things which are of most interest to him. The vocabulary includes that of the Primer and the most important ideas concerning playing, going to school, eating, sleeping, visiting, day and night, buying and selling, in the market, at home, at school, etc. This use of familiar and interesting ideas not only makes the teaching and learning of the English language far easier, but also encourages its use independently by the pupil. Speaking and writing form parts of each lesson. The forms of the lessons distinctly encourage the speaking of English. New words are learned in connection with the thoughts which they must be used to express. This is very important. Further, the use of new words in writing is strongly emphasized. The book contains an unusual amount of script. New words are either introduced in script or are used in script in statements, which form the basis for further written work. The uses and many inflections of the parts of speech, the tenses of the verb, the use and comparison of adjectives and adverbs, the more important prepositions, interrogative and personal pronouns, the various kinds of sentences, the use of simple adjective and adverbial clauses, receive special consideration in the text. By phonetic classifications of the words and by special exercises, phonics are gradually introduced and developed. Drawing and games, which are valuable helps in the teaching of English, are given due attention. 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.
Release date NZ
July 14th, 2017
259 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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