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THE DAVIS-JULIEN SERIES OF READERS
DAYS WITH UNCLE JACK
JOHN W. DAVIS
D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS
FINGER PLAY READER. For First-Year Classes.
Part 1-140 pages.
“The Bow-woo and the Meow-oo”
Part 1-225 pages.
Part II-274 pages.
Part 1—289 pages.
Part II-384 pages.
Part 1–358 pages.
Part II—388 pages.
Part 1–440 pages.
The author wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to Messrs. Houghton,
COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY
TO THE TEACHER
The qualities of good reading are: (1) Correct pronunciation; (2) distinct enunciation; (3) clear articulation; (4) proper pitch; and (5) right expression, this including tone, modulation, speed, emphasis, and inflection.
Provided a pupil does not have defective hearing, or a defect in his organs of speech, and is not lacking in the power of concentration, he should be a good reader. If he is not a good reader the fault may be in any one or all of the points laid down.
Proper phonic drill will correct mistakes under the first four heads. Proper understanding of the subject matter read by the pupil should enable him to read with right expression. Sometimes, however, there are pupils who need the help of the teacher in this direction. Then the pupil's faculty of imitation may be brought into play, the teacher reading and the pupil imitating. .
The reading and the allied English work presented for the pupils should not be taken up at the same time, for they are different subjects. It is not intended that the work prescribed at the end of each Day should be finished in one lesson. It may take four or five.
The addenda, pp. 419–430, afford much material for the use of pupils who are weak in phonics or tone production.