Spelling and Thinking Combined, Or The Spelling-book Made a Medium of Thought

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Pagina 2 - Perhaps ingenuity has seldom, if ever, rendered a greater service to mankind, than when it turned a few feet of deal board, and a little black paint, into one of the mo- л effective of all instruments for the rapid and vivid communication of knowledge.
Pagina 99 - Of what parts does the palate consist? ate, and a posterior, /, containing no bone, and called the soft palate. The two can readily be distinguished by applying the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth and drawing it backwards. The hard palate forms the partition between the mouth and nose.
Pagina 2 - IV. —THIRD READING-BOOK in the Primary School. V. —SPELLING AND THINKING COMBINED; or, the Spelling-Book made a Medium of Thought.
Pagina 2 - every stage we should avoid as the bane of good habits " of thought, the common use of nonsense columns of " a spelling-book. Nothing more pernicious could be " contrived. The use of them prevents thinking, " without teaching them to spell. Still there are " numerous anomalies in English which must be " learned from a spelling-book. After the child has " learned to read well and fluently, a spelling-book " should be placed in his hands, and his attention " particularly directed to the difficult...
Pagina 84 - ... to ascertain the final direction or the distance between two points. The test is meant to judge the candidate's ability to trace and follow correctly and sense the direction correctly. The adjoining figure shows the four main directions (North N, South S, East E, West W) and four cardinal directions (North East NE, North West NW, South East SE, South West SW) to help the candidates know the directions.
Pagina 99 - G hard are formed by pressing the middle of the tongue to the roof of the mouth, near the throat, and separating them a little smartly to form the first, and more gently to form the last of these letters.
Pagina 99 - ... Lepsius does not expressly define it, yet we gather from what he says of it on page 45 [40], and from his classing it as "dental," that he would describe it in a manner with which we could not agree. The most instructive and decisive experiment which one can try in his own mouth upon the sibilants, is to apply the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth in front, just behind the upper teeth, uttering an s there, and then to pass the tip slowly backward along the palate, continuing the sibilant...
Pagina 3 - Pronunciation, from the book, is an excellent preparative for spelling, inasmuch as it tends to impress the form of the word upon the mind, and thus enables the scholar, in the absence of the book, to see the word, as it were, before him — a very • important acquirement.
Pagina 99 - Press the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth, as in d; then force it suddenly away, and this whispering element is produced.
Pagina 6 - The common mode of oral spelling is, to put out worda to a class, and when one scholar misspells, to let the next try, and the next, and so on, until some one does it correctly. The successful scholar "goes up," as it is called, that is, takes the place of the one who commenced it.

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