Practical Lessons in the Use of English for Primary and Grammar Schools Open Access Deposited

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1894 printing of 1887 copyrighted text. The author is credited as Late Teacher of Composition in the State Normal School, Albany, NY. A grammar and composition text. It aims to provide practical training for students whose education ends with common or grammar school, as well as those who go on for further study. Each lesson aims to be a language lesson. Encourages students to cultivate their powers of observation. Connects language to the expression of thought. Selections from the best writers are used to encourage a taste for good literature, to awaken a love of nature, or to deepen a moral impression. Lessons lay out tasks for completion. Incorrect forms for correction are not used. The text also covers letter writing and business forms. Includes pictorial illustrations. The lessons are a mix of grammar, punctuation, and composition. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete text.

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  • 1890 – 1899
  • 1880 – 1889
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