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THE

SENTENCE AND WORD BOOK

A GUIDE TO

WRITING, SPELLING, AND COMPOSITION BY THE

WORD AND SENTENCE METHODS.

BY

JAMES JOHONNOT.

The letter killeth ; but the spirit giveth life.”

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1, 3, AND 5 BOND STREET.

1885

HARVARD COLLEC,

MAK 7 1935

LIBRARY miss m. m. Watson

COPYRIGHT, 1885.

By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

TO TEACHERS.

WHY THIS BOOK WAS MADE.

In teaching reading, those who practice the word and sentence methods have met with a serious difficulty. They can not find, in sufficient number, simple lessons with words expressing the ideas of home and of youthful experience. The ordinary reading-lessons do not contain these words, and the teacher has not time to search them out, and arrange them in proper sentences.

This book has been prepared with special reference to the difficulty here encountered. It selects and arranges words. It deals with familiar topics. It groups words that express

ideas

upon the same topic. It uses new words in such combinations that their meaning is understood. It is designed to help the teacher in all elementary language-instruction.

THE PLAN.

To the end that all words may be associated with the ideas which they represent, the plan adopted is as follows:

1. The words are all used in sentences, or are so arranged that they may be put into sentences by simple substitution.

2. New words are used in illustrative sentences, which, in most cases, so fully express the meaning that formal definitions are unnecessary.

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