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A GOOD CITIZEN

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GINN AND COMPANY
BOSTON - NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON
ATLANTA · DALLAS · COLUMBUS · SAN FRANCISCO

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY THOMAS H. BRIGGS, ISABEL MCKINNEY

AND FLORENCE SKEFFINGTON

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The Athen æum Press
GINN AND COMPANY PRO-
PRIETORS · BOSTON.U.S.A.

PREFACE

The Junior High School English series is constructed on the following principles :

1. English composition is both social and individual. These books have uniformity in general aims and principles, but permit and encourage diversity in material — not only by schools and classes but also, by individual pupils.

2. Every text should lay emphasis on good citizenship. These books do. They show, moreover, patriotic reasons for good English.

3. There should be provisions for optional individual or group work. These are abundant throughout the books, in both body and appendixes. More material is included in each book than can possibly be used in one year, so that a teacher, omitting what the pupils know, may make selections suitable to their interests and needs. A list of long problems for individual or group work suggestive to teachers who wish to undertake with their classes projects which arise out of local or personal interests is given in Appendix G. The essence of such work is its spontaneity ; hence it cannot be outlined in detail by a general textbook.

In the other appendixes are presented standards that should be attained by all pupils, definitions and rules collected for convenience of review, supplementary exercises for pupils needing added drill, and a logical organization of the facts of English grammar for teachers who desire to present more than is incorporated in the body of the book or who

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