1906 copyright. Scott is credited as Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan. Southworth is credited as Superintendent of Schools, Somerville, Mass. Book II contains a systematic course in grammar (Part II) and a series of lessons in composition (Part III). Part III has chapters on capitals, punctuation, etc.; choice of words; letter writing; narratives; descriptions, explanations; and paragraphs. No attempt has been made to intermingle grammar exercises with composition exercises. Special emphasis has been laid on the choice of the proper word. The material of the work has been tested in many schools under widely different conditions. Schultz Archive copy only includes preface, "to teachers," table of contents, and Part Three: Lessons in Composition (pp. 244 - 371).
1906 copyrighted text. Scott is credited as Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan. Southworth is credited as Superintendent of Schools, Somerville, Mass. Intended for use with 3rd – 6th grades. A collection of lessons designed to create a liking for good literature by presenting worthy selections to be read, studied, copied, and learned, to help children talk and write about the things they see, and to make children more and more observing through the use of illustrations for descriptive and imaginative writing. Additionally, book one aims to make correct expression habitual, secure the use of correct written forms by giving models for imitation, and to acquaint students with the elementary principals of grammar. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 238 page text.
1897 printing of 1897 copyrighted text. Scott is credited as Junior Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan. Denney is credited as Professor of Rhetoric and English Language in Ohio State University. According to the preface, the authors have been guided by three considerations: desire for a closer union of rhetoric and composition at the secondary level; desire for a greater use of the paragraph in secondary composition; and the idea of a growing, living and kinetic discourse. Chapters include: external form of the paragraph, paragraph-structure, what to say, how to say it, in what order to say it, how much to say, what not to say. Five appendices include: directions for preparing manuscript, marks used in correcting, material for analysis and reproduction, subjects for essay, and capitals and punctuation. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete text.