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SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS AND DIRECTIONS
 The more detailed suggestions regarding method in beginning
reading are arranged in four sections:
Use of Book from the First
Section I aims to give specific directions for
those teachers who desire to place the book in the
hands of the pupils within the first week. This was
the intention of the authors of the Primer. So far as
is known the plan has proved satisfactory wherever
tried. The delight the little folk feel when they
realize they can read a story from the book is beyond
An Alternate Plan
Section II is simply an alternate plan for the
guidance of those teachers who prefer to postpone
having the children read from the book for about three
weeks. There is no serious objection to this plan.
For some teachers, with certain types of children, it
may be the better plan. It is, however, likely to
involve a large amount of unnecessary work, that is
distinctly less interesting than that involved in the
plan outlined in Section I.
Section III presents suggestions regarding the
selection and use of supplementary reading.
The Course in Phonics
Section IV is designed to give all the help any
teacher needs for systematic and thorough teaching of
all the essentials of phonics.