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THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
ATLANTA · SAN FRANCISCO
MACMILLAN & CO., LIMITED
THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD.
USEFUL WORDS ONLY
GRADED CITY SPELLER
FIFTH, SIXTH, SEVENTH, AND
EIGHTH YEAR GRADES
PREPARED FROM LISTS FURNISHED
AND TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOLS OF EIGHT CITIES
WILLIAM ESTABROOK CHANCELLOR
OUR SCHOOLS: THEIR ADMINISTRATION AND
All rights reserved
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idyl mimo COLLEGE LIBRARY
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Jan. 30, 1996
COPYRIGHT, 1904, 1908,
Set up and electrotyped. Published June, 1904. Reprinted
New edition, carefully revised, April, 1908.
This book is the second of a series, prepared by compiling lists of words actually used, during recent years, in the schools of eight different cities. These lists have been edited in consultation with experienced teachers.
The plan of these graded city spelling-books is to present useful words in lessons of literary value and interest. Most of the quotations have been approved in actual class-room experience in language teaching. The large use which has already been accorded to the earlier book, though published but a year ago, shows that the coöperative plan has enabled the editor to reach the actual needs of the schoolroom.
The general plan of the series includes a review of the words taught in the preceding grade; daily advance lessons; systematic reviews at regular intervals; the use of many important words in suitable sentences; the memorizing of selections from the best literature; the syllabication of all spelling words; lessons upon abbreviations, rules of spelling, prefixes, suffixes, and homonyms; and in the higher books, word building and synonyms.
As far as practicable, each word is presented, first, in a sentence or paragraph, usually quoted in the language of an author of high standing; then, it is syllabicated for the analysis of the literal elements; and, lastly, it is repeated several times in reviews. By this method, each word is developed in association with a context that is in itself worth reading, and is then stamped upon the visual memory by a sufficient number of repetitions to insure with ordinary pupils its accurate recollection.
Whether the drill be solely oral or both oral and