Excerpt from Sources of Interest in High School EnglishThe purpose of this book is to show what relation literature bears to the youth. The subject is treated from the standpoint of the various types of literary art forms with a view to determineMoreExcerpt from Sources of Interest in High School EnglishThe purpose of this book is to show what relation literature bears to the youth.
The subject is treated from the standpoint of the various types of literary art forms with a view to determine how the different elements of this art interest the readers, and at what stage of development they are most potent. The particular field covered is the high school period, but the grade immediately preceding this has also been considered, in order to show the transition from grammar to secondary schools.The general subject - relation of literature to children - has been treated before, but under different school conditions and with a different literary purpose in view.Clark Wissler (Pedagogical Seminary, vol.
5) conducted an investigation of the reading of some 2000 children in Indiana schools, based upon the selections in the class readers, from the second to the fifth year. He deals with children of an earlier age than those considered in this book, and he makes no attempt to find elements of interest in the several classes of literature- but his classification of selections is practically the same as this, and the choice of literary works shown in his report is of interest for comparison with that of older pupils.Clara Vostrovsky made a study of the library reading of 1200 Stockton children ranging in age from 9 to 19 years.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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