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Excerpt from Two Selections: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van WinkleThe object of this edition of Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle is to enable the busy teacher to teach these subjects thoroughly and with less time than heretofore-MoreExcerpt from Two Selections: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van WinkleThe object of this edition of Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle is to enable the busy teacher to teach these subjects thoroughly and with less time than heretofore- also to give the new teacher a definite idea of what should be required of a class.The plan presented here is no experiment but has been in successful use in the schools of this (Kings) county for some time. It was not introduced into the schools in its present form but has grown from year to year until it has developed into the present plan, and is now in use by a number of successful teachers practically the same as here presented. It has not been the aim of this work to give a New Plan of teaching Literature, but rather to exemplify the daily work, from actual recitations, in the two subjects treated.The compilers of this book are aware that many teachers of English insist that a piece of literature should not be torn all to pieces in the study of it, as the beauty and harmony are thereby destroyed. There may be some truth in this contention but certain it is that if questions, and many of them, are not asked the beauties will never be made clear to the average student, toward whom most of the teaching should be directed. There is no other way in which the average pupil can be made to get the thought of an author than by means of questions.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.