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THE ONTARIO

HIGH SCHOOL READER

BY

A. E. MARTY, M.A.

COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, OTTAWA

[Illustration]

Authorized by the Minister of Education for Ontario For Use In Continuation and High Schools and Collegiate Institutes

THE CANADA PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED TORONTO

Copyright, Canada, 1911, by

The Canada Publishing Company, Limited.

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PREFACE

After communication with many of the teachers who have been using the Principles and Practice of Oral Reading in their classes, the author has made a number of important additions and changes. In its amended form the book is published under the title of the "Ontario High School Reader."

As the book is intended for the teaching of oral reading it contains an introductory chapter on the Principles of Reading, and selections for practice, with appended notes. An effort has also been made to grade the selections in the order of their difficulty. Accordingly, a number of selections, each illustrating in a marked degree only one, or at most two, of the various elements of Vocal Expression, have been placed at the beginning; these should, of course, be taught before the more complex selections are attempted.

It is not intended that the pupil shall master the chapter on the principles before beginning to read the selections; he should become familiar with each topic as it is illustrated in the lesson. In dealing with each lesson the teacher should first ascertain the elements of vocal expression that it best exemplifies. He should then discuss these elements with the pupils, using the necessary paragraphs of the Introduction, and such black board exercises as he may deem necessary, until he is satisfied that the pupils are ready to undertake the study of the selection. At the oral reading the pupils should be able to show their mastery of the principles thus taught. Toward the close of the course, they will naturally read connectedly the various sections of the Introduction, in order to obtain a comprehensive and systematic view of the principles.

To secure good reading, systematic drill on the exercises in Vowel Sounds and in Articulation is also necessary.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRINCIPLES OF READING 1 35

Importance of Oral Reading 1

Mechanical Side of Oral Reading 2 Correct Pronunciation, Distinct Articulation.

Expression 3 Concrete Thinking, Abstract Thinking, Emotion.

Elements of Vocal Expression 7 Pause, Grouping, Time, Inflection, Pitch, Force, Stress, Emphasis, Shading, Perspective, Quality.

SELECTIONS 36 305

The Banner of St. George Shapcott Wensley 36

Jean Valjean and the Bishop Victor Hugo 38

The Well of St. Keyne Robert Southey 43

Faith, Hope and Charity Bible 46

The Legend Beautiful Henry W. Longfellow 47

The Vicar's Family Use Art Oliver Goldsmith 52

The Soldier's Dream Thomas Campbell 58

Van Elsen Frederick George Scott 60

Pibroch of Donuil Dhu Sir Walter Scott 61

The Day is Done Henry W... Continue reading book >>




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