CONTENTS:- Preface; The English curriculum; The teacher and his relationships; The teacher and his methods; Reading ability; Reading to gain knowledge; Reading for vicarious experience; Reading various types of literature; Expressional needs and activities; Expression and organization; Teaching sentence patterns; Sentence elements grammar and punctuation; Words and ideas diction, pronunciation and spelling; English and magazines, Motion pictures and radio; Testing achievement in English; Spelling, Capitalization, Abbreviations, Contractions, Vocabulary and pronunciations; Punctuation;
That there is danger of forgetting the importance of content in determing educational methods and results. It is obvious that the child is the central and important element in educational activity; but learning activities are concerned with facts and materials and situations. English plays a vital part in the ordinary mental and social activities of life; But it is also a body of knowledge traversing the gamut or racial experience, an art from embracing many varieties and a set of habits which function in daily living. These facts need to be kept in mind by the teacher of English, as well as the characteristics of the child so accurately set forth by cardinal new man in his discourse on liberal education viewed in relation to learning.