ERIC Number: ED437637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Writing the Past: Teaching Reading in Colonial America and the United States, 1640-1940. The Catalogue.
Monaghan, E. Jennifer; Barry, Arlene L.
This catalog deals with an exhibition of historical reading materials used in the United States--old primers, spellers, and readers--which contained mostly items from privately owned collections. The catalog is divided into the following chronological sections: (1) Following in the Footsteps of Our English Forebears: The Alphabet Method Reigns Supreme (1640-1826); (2) The Great Period of Experimentation in Introductory Reading Instruction (1826-1883); (3) Literature First: Sentence and Story Methods (1883-1925); and (4) The Influence of Scientific Investigations into Reading (1914-1940). (Contains a 45-item list of resources for further reading.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits, Instructional Materials, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Textbooks
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($3.96 members, $4.95 nonmembers). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.