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cally, yet by no means in a dry and technical The following are the methods generally used: manner. On the contrary, technical terms are 1st. The twenty-six letters are presented to carefully avoided, till the child has become fa. the child in rapid succession three or four times miliar with the nature and use of the things de. a day. signated by them, and he is able to use them as 20. One letter only at a time: let it be written the names of ideas which have a definite exist. La

inite exist on the black-board, and when it is thoroughly ence in his mind, and not as awful sounds, dim.

learned, place another near it, proceed in the ly shadowing forth some mysteries of science

same way until all are mastered; care should be into which he has no power to penetrate.

taken that those already learned are not forgot" The first object is to illustrate the different ten as the child proceeds, &c. When one letter parts of speech, such as the noun, verb, adjec. has been learned, let the child have a small slate tive, adverb ; and this is done by engaging the and try to make the letter on that, or let a small pupil in conversation, and leading him to form black board be procured and let him chalk the sentences in which the particular part of speech letter on that, &c. to be learned shall be the most important word,

30. Divide the alphabet into lessons of a few and directing his attention to the nature and use of the word, in the place where he uses it, For

letters each, let these form the names of objects

familiar to the child, as follows: cat, dog, hen, example, let us suppose the nature and use of the adverb is to be taught; the teacher writes

bird, &c. The letters in each word, let it be upon the blackboard the words here, there, near,

borne in mind, form a lesson. When the child &c. He then says. "Children. we are all to: / is learning the letters in the word selected for the gether in this room, by which of the words on le

lesson, let the teacher tell him an anecdote about the blackboard can you express this?' Chil. / the object, something that will please him. dren, We are all here.' Teacher, -'Now

1 4th. Divide the alphabet into lessons, and look ont of the window and see the church : class together on a black-board or card the letwhat can you say of the church with the second

åters that have a similar form, thus: ij, lf, tr, hk, word on the blackboard ? Children. The num, oce, bd, pq, vxz, wy, sag, double letters, church is there,' Teacher - The distance beth, sh,ch, ph, terminations, Ing, lion, ple, ble. tween us and the church is not great; how will/

Each division is a distinct lesson; the teacher you express this by a word on the blackboard ? | should point out the similarity and differences in Children,-The church is near.' The fact

the shapes of the letters, &c. Lihu's in the first that these different words express the same sort

lesson, the dotted letter j'differs from the i in its of relations is then explained, and accordingly, I

greater length and curve at the bottom; the land that they belong to the same class, or are the

fare of equal length, the one has a square top, same part of speech. The variations of these the other a curved one, and so on to the others. words are next explained. Children, you say

In double letters and terminations, the teacher the church is near, but there is a shop between

should carefully give, and practice the child in us and the church ; what will you say of the

their proper sounds, as without it he would not shop ? Children, --The shop is nearer.'

be able to perceive them from the combinations Teacher,-' But there's a fence between us and of the letters. The child should not be permit. the shop. Now when you think of the distance

ted to pass on to a new class until he has fully between us, the shop, and the fence, what will mastered the one before him. yon say of the fence ? Children,- The fence 5th. Words and letters are taught at the same is nearest.' So of other adverbs. The lark time. Show the child the first letter in the Bi. sings well. Compare the singing of the lark ble, I, and let him find it then wherever it oc. with that of the canary bird. Compare the curs in the first verse. Having done this, show singing of the nightingale with that of the cana. him the second letter, n; let him find every n in ry bird.

the first verse. He should then be informel I heard excellent lessons on the different what I.n spells. This enables him to read the meanings which roots, or primitive words as. first word in the Bible; let his second lesson be sume, when used with different affixes or suf. the next word in the Bible, the letters of which fixes. An analagous lesson in our language and their combinations should be learned as bewould consist in giving the meanings of the dif. fore. Proceed in the same manner through each ferent words which come from one root in the successive lesson, till he can read the first verse Latin, as, convene, intervene, prevent, event, ad. in Genesis. “In the beginning, God created the vent, &c.; or accede, recede, succeed, exceed, heaven and the earth." proceed, secede, precede, intercede, &c.

6th. Present the child with a picture of some

object, having the name on the card in capitals. THE ALPHABET,

It may be a dog, &c. The word is shown to the

child, and he is referred to the picture for the Extract from the report of H. Wilson, County Super. I meaning, after having pronounced it. The child intendent of Allegany)

may then be taught these three letters, and that To compile some of the various modes that

they perform the same office as the picture, &c. have been recommended for teaching the alpha

One word is sufficient for a lesson, and when the bet, and from these to suggest the best, is all!

I letters in this are thoroughly learned, take an. of the nodersioned hos Simen to accomplish: other word and proceed as before. The teacher he presumes this is all the department expects at

should accompany each lesson with an intereslo his hands: nnd could be persuade himself thailing anecdole respecting the object, &c. Set the this expectation would not be wholly disappoint

| child to draw the letters designed for the lesson ed, he could then believe that, at least, some ser.

| or the picture of the object, upon the black board vice had been rendered to the cause of general

or slate. education.

(We sha) consinue the rubject in our next.)




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James Robinson, Boudoin School. ferent publications. They are such as the following:

Levi Conant, Eliot School.

Aaron D. Capen, Mayhew School. To Mr. Frederick Emerson.

Josiab Fairbank, Adams School. Sir, I have received the First and Second Parts of

John A. Harris, Hawes School, your North American Arithmetic, and am highly pleas.

Reuben Swan, jr., Wells School ed with the plan of the work, and the manner of its

Nathan Merrill, Franklin School. execution thus far. It unites simplicity with fulness,

Loring Lothrop, Endicott School.

Charles Kimball, Boylston School. and will thus be sure to interest the beginner, while it furnishes, at the same time, an ample guide to the

Joseph Hale, Johnson School. more advanced pupil. Respectfully and truly yours,

Samuel L. Gould, Winthrop School.

Boston, Jan. 23, 1842.

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School. I think that it is a highly useful book for those

scholars who have faithfully learned the Second Part, To the Publishers of Emerson's Arithmetic.

which, in my opinion is an excellent work. Gentlemen,-I have examined the Third Part of Mr.

THOMAS SHERWIN, Emerson's Arithmetic with great pleasure. The per

Principal of the Boston English High School. spicuity of its arrangement, and the clearness and bre. vity of its explanations, combined with its happy adap

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II confidently recomiend it as a work of rare meril, BENJAMIN PIERCE, and well deserving the extensive use and great popu.

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