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Stone's Silent Reading Book Four Houghton Mifflin Clarence R. Stone 19

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illustrated by Ruth Sutherland
Houghton Mifflin Company
copyright 1926
Printed in the U.S.A.
Hardcover blue cloth binding with blue lettering and decoration on cover and spine.
Measures 7 1/2 in. x 5 5/8 in. with 291 pages.

Has many quaint illustrations. Contains 20 preface and suggestions pages for the supervisor or teacher.

The textblock is sewn together and to the binding with strong linen thread.

Not an ex library, not a previous school issue. No inscriptions, no bookplates. Has some soiling, handling use wear and edge/corner fray. The interior has some creasing, random minor spotting, and edge tears...nothing serious.

This series of readers provides definite training in the following:

l. Recognizing word and phrase meanings of increasing difficulty.

2. Interpreting sentences of increasing complexity.

3. Grasping the central idea of the paragraph, of a section, and of the selection as a whole.

4. Comprehending the essential conditions of a problem.

5. Locating and selecting data that bear upon a problem.

6. Analyzing, associating, and organizing the various elements in reading material.

7. Perceiving the purpose of the author.

8. Comprehending the author's organization.

9. Evaluating statements and judging the validity of conclusions.

10. increasing the rate of reading within the limits of adequate comprehension for the purpose in hand.

11. Concentrating upon leading points for purposes of retention and recall, such as reproducing to others.

 The content of this volume consists of four types of material as follows:

I. Systematic vocabulary exercises to increase mastery of word meanings and to develop independence in working out meanings.

2. Exercises for testing and training in accuracy, depth, and speed of comprehension.

3. Informational material in logical organization for special training in the various elements involved in studyreading.

4. Stories for speed drill; stories for developing ability to comprehend the main points of a story; stories for narrative tests to measure rate and comprehension; and stories of the true-to-fact type for reading for pleasure and general information and for extending the child's experience.








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