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TEACHERS' OUTLINES FOR

STUDIES IN ENGLISH

BASED ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE

BY

GILBERT SYKES BLAKELY, A. M.

INSTRUCTOR IN ENGLISH IN THE MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL NEW YORK CITY

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NEW YORK CINCINNATI CHICAGO

AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1908, BY GILBERT SYKES BLAKELY

ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL, LONDON

STUDIES IN ENGLISH W. P. 5

PREFACE

The following plans of study for the English texts commonly used in secondary schools are presented in the hope that they may be suggestive to teachers of English who are struggling with the various problems which confront them. Each teacher, of course, must work out his own plan in accordance with the needs of his pupils and the conditions under which he works; but, as it is helpful to observe the class room work of other teachers, so it may be helpful to see a fellow teacher's plans of work. I wish to disclaim any desire to dogmatize about the methods or the details of teaching. If I have anywhere assumed a tone of authority, it has been merely for the sake of brevity in stating my opinions.

Three books on the teaching of English have recently appeared: The Teaching of English by Percival Chubb, The Teaching of English by Professors Carpenter, Baker, and Scott, and Talks on Teaching Literature by Arlo Bates. All of these are full of inspiration and suggestion for me as they doubtless are for hundreds of others; they ought to be within reach of every progressive teacher of English. The present volume is essentially different from these in purpose. It aims, not at a discussion of the principles of teaching, but at the application of certain principles to the teaching of some of the books required for admission to college.

References by page or line to the book under discussion are to the texts of the Gateway Series.

For suggestions concerning the plan of the book and certain of its details, I am under obligations to Dr. Henry van Dyke. I desire also to express my thanks for helpful criticism to several of my fellow teachers in the Morris High School, especially to Mr. Harold E. Foster who has kindly read most of the manuscript.

G. S. BLAKELY. THE MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL.

CONTENTS

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THE TEACHING OF THE NOVEL 7

Outline for the Study of Ivanhoe 10

" " " " " The Vicar of Wakefield 16

" " " " " Cranford 20

" " " " " Silas Marner 24

THE TEACHING OF NARRATIVE POETRY 30

Outline for the Study of The Lady of the Lake 33

" " " " " The Ancient Mariner 40

" " " " " The Idylls of the King 44

THE TEACHING OF LYRIC POETRY 54

Outline for the Study of L'Allegro and Il Penseroso 55

" " " " " Lycidas 57

" " " " " The Deserted Village 60

THE TEACHING OF THE DRAMA 63

Outline for the Study of The Merchant of Venice 67

" " " " " As You Like It 72

" " " " " Julius C├Žsar 75

" " " " " Macbeth 79

" " " " " Comus 83

THE TEACHING OF THE ESSAY 86

Outline for the Study of the Sir Roger de Coverley Papers 88

" " " " " Irving's Sketch Book 93

" " " " " Franklin's Autobiography 99

Outline for the Study of Carlyle's Essay on Burns 101

" " " " " Macaulay's Life of Johnson 104

" " " " " Burke's Speech on Conciliation 107

" " " " " Emerson's Essays 114

" " " " " Webster's First Bunker Hill Oration 123

" " " " " Washington's Farewell Address 127

APPENDIX

College Entrance Examinations in English 131

STUDIES IN ENGLISH

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