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PRESCRIBED IN THE COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE
COMMON SCHOOLS OF ILLINOIS
FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH YEARS
WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDY
The publication of this book was approved and endorsed by the Standing Committee on the Illinois State Course of Study at a special meeting held during the convention of the Illinois State Teachers' Association at Springfield, Illinois, December 27–29, 1904.
The present revised edition has incorporated the latest revision (1907) of the Official Course, and contains all the poems recommended by Miss Gowdy in her revision.
At the repeated and urgent solicitation of Mr. B. C. Moore, County Superintendent of McLean County, and several other county superintendents and teachers in Illinois, the present edition of Poems for the Study of Language has been issued in three parts, at 15 cents each. It is believed that the poems will thus be made more available to the pupils of the State.
Part One contains all of the 40 selections prescribed in the State Course of Study for the Language work of the third and fourth years. Price in paper binding, 15 cents.
Part Two ntains all of the 47 selections prescribed in the State Course of Study for the Language work in the fifth and sixth years. Price in paper binding, 15 cents.
Part Three. contaijs all of the 36 selections prescribed in the State Course of Study for the Language work in the seventh and eighth years, with Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Longfellow, Lowell, Whitties, and Bryant. Price in paper binding, 15 cents.
Poems for the Study of Language, complete in one volume. Paper, 30 cents; cloth, 40 cents.
COPYRIGHT 1905 AND 1907 BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
In 1889 a Course of Study for the State of Illinois consisting of eight years' work was compiled by a committee of six county superintendents appointed by a convention of county superintendents and other leading educators of the State who had been called together for this purpose by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This course
has since been revised four times; the last revision was made in the spring of 1907, by the Standing Committee of the County Superintendents' Section of the State Teachers' Association, composed of F. E. Blair, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; David Felmley, President of Illinois State Normal University; Alfred Bayliss, President of Western Illinois State Normal School ; C. H. Root, County Superintendent of Grundy County ; James Kirk, Professor of Pedagogy in the South Illinois Normal University; Amos D. Curran, County Superintendent of Kendall County; Charles McIntosh, County Superintendent of Piatt County; George W. Brown, County Superintendent of Edgar County; John W. Cook, President of North Illinois State Normal School; Miss Cora Hamilton, West Illinois State Normal School.
Under the supervision of this committee the work in language was revised by Miss Chestine Gowdy, assisted in the work of the third and fourth years by Miss Lora Dexheimer. This language course calls for the study of a large number of poems. Many of these poems were difficult to find, while others were published only in ex1 Published by C. M. Parker, Taylorville, Ill., price 25 cents.