Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature

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A.Selections from The Ontario Readers

B.Supplementary Reading and Memorization: Selection may be made from the following:

I.To be Read to Pupils:

1.Nursery Rhymes: Sing a Song of Sixpence; I Saw a Ship a-Sailing; Who Killed Cock Robin; Simple Simon; Mary's Lamb, etc.

ConsultVerse and Prose for Beginners in Reading;Riverside Literature Series, No. 59, 15 cents.

2.Fairy Stories: Briar Rose, Snow-white and Rose-red—Grimm; The Ugly Duckling—Andersen; Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood—Perrault; Beauty and the Beast—Madame de Villeneuve; The Wonderful Lamp—Arabian Nights' Entertainments.

ConsultFairy Tales Every Child Should Know, by H. W. Mabie. Grosset & Dunlap, 50c.

3.Folk Stories: Whittington and His Cat; The Three Bears.

4.Fables: Selections from Æsop and La Fontaine.

ConsultFables and Folk Stories, by Scudder, Parts I and II; Riverside Literature Series, Nos. 47, 48, 15 cents each.

II.To be Read by Pupils:

Fables and Folk Stories—Scudder; A Child's Garden of Verses (First Part)—Stevenson; Readers of a similar grade.

III.To be Memorized by Pupils:

1.Memory Gems: Specimens of these may be found in the Public School Manuals on Primary Reading and Literature.

2.From the Readers: Morning Hymn; Evening Prayer; The Swing; What I Should Do; Alice.

A.Selections from Second Reader

B.Supplementary Reading and Memorization: Selection may be made from the following:

I.To be Read to Pupils:

1.Narrative Poems: John Gilpin—Cowper; Lucy Gray—Wordsworth; Wreck of the Hesperus—Longfellow; Pied Piper of Hamelin—Browning; May Queen—Tennyson; etc.

ConsultThe Children's Garland, Patmore. The Macmillan Co., 35 cents.

2.Nature Stories: Wild Animals I Have Known, Lives of the Hunted—Thompson-Seton; The Watchers of the Trails—Roberts.

3.Fairy Stories: Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know—H. W. Mabie.

4.Other Stories: Selections from the Wonder Book—Hawthorne; Jungle Book—Kipling; Gulliver's Travels—Swift; Alice in Wonderland—Carroll; Robinson Crusoe—Defoe; The Hall of Heroes—Royal Treasury of Story and Song, Part III, Nelson & Sons.

II.To be Read by Pupils:

A Child's Garden of Verses—Stevenson; The Seven Little Sisters—Jane Andrews; Fifty Famous Stories Retold—Baldwin.

III.To be memorized by Pupils:(A minimum of six lines a week)

From the Reader:

A Wake-up Song; Love; The Land of Nod; One, Two, Three; March; Abide with Me; The New Moon; The Song for Little May; The Lord is my Shepherd; Lullaby—Tennyson; Indian Summer; proverbs, maxims, and short extracts found at the bottom of the page in the Readers.

A.Selections from Third Reader

B.Supplementary Reading and Memorization: Selection may be made from the following:

The King of the Golden River—Ruskin; Tanglewood Tales—Hawthorne; The Heroes—Kingsley; Adventures of Ulysses—Lamb; Squirrels and Other Fur-bearers—Burroughs; Ten Little Boys who Lived on the Road from Long Ago till Now—Jane Andrews; Hiawatha—Longfellow; Rip Van Winkle—Irving; Water Babies—Kingsley....