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for use in Public Elementary Schools,
IN SIX BOOKS CORRESPONDING TO THE SIX STANDARDS OF
THE NEW CODE.
BOOK III. FOR STANDARD III.,
Dictation, Arithmetic, and Spelling.
Author of “ Acoustics, Light, and Heat,". Magnetism and
Electricity,” “Electricity,” in Extra Subject Series, &c.
EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT, 141, DEANSGATE.
PREFACE TO STANDARD III.
This book, intended for the use of Standard III., is drawn up on a similar plan to Standards I. and II., and it is hoped will prove suitable and useful for the purpose intended.
The greater part of the Arithmetic, and much of Tuesday's dictation, has formed part of examinations by H. M. Inspectors, even when not specially indicated by an asterisk (*). Some of the dictation exercises are difficult, and have been given to all the Upper Standards together to save time, the Inspector making, no doubt, a large allowance for Standards III. and IV. They will require careful preparation at home. The explanatory words will also be a good exercise.
The arithmetical problems are in some cases beyond the scope of an ordinary third standard boy, without he has a little help ; but much may be done to prepare for this part of the examination by the constant working out of problems with the class on the blackboard. It will be frequently necessary for the teacher to indicate the chain of reasoning by which the answer to some of the problems is to be arrived at, so that the pupil may not hopelessly "stick in the bog " at night, when he will, as a general rule, have no one to refer to.
There is an immense difference between the Standards of the various Inspectors in the matter of Arithmetic as well as in Dictation. Out of the mass of problems which teachers have kindly sent for use in this work, many of the difficult onesonly fit for Pupil-teachers—have been omitted, and many that have been retained considerably exceed the requirements of the Code as set forth in the “ Instructions to Inspectors." Lads will be all the better for being worked up to this high standard, but it should not be required for a pass.
HOME LESSONS.-STANDARD III.
FIRST WEEK. Lesson 1.-Learn for Monday Morning.
YOUTHFUL ASPIRATIONS. Deeper, deeper let us toil Onward, onward may we press
In the mines of know-ledge, Through the path of duty : Nature's wealth and learning's Virtue is true hap-piness, spoil
Ex-cel-ence true beauty ; Win from school and col-lege: Minds are of ce-les-tial birth : Delve we there for richer gems Make we then a heaven of Than the stars of di-a-dems. earth. Montgomery.
OR ELSE LEARN St. Matt. XIII., verses 3—9. Lesson 2.-Tuesday Morning. Dictation.
The wasp had a long way to go, over very bleak,unsheltered fields, and the wind blew hard against her ; so she was quite weary by the time she reached the window-sill3 of the diningroom. 4
In fact, she had been obliged to work much more than if she had been busy cullinge rose leaves with her mother.
1 bleak, cold and cheerless. • weary, tired. 3 sill, the lowest part of the window-frame. * dining-room, room in a house where people take their meals. 6 obliged, forced. @culling, gathering. Lesson 3.–Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.
(1) If I divide one hundred thousand and fifty pounds among 399 men, how much will each get ?
(2) 3,986,442 ; 692. (3) 897,000 = 416.
(3) John has 96 marbles, and James has 24 times as many. How many have they both ? Lesson 4.-Thursday Morning. Write and Learn. adds ......... does add, joins all ...
..every one, the whole adze .a cooper's axe awl
...... a shoemaker's pricker air
.the atmosphere ant Ayr. ..a town in Scotland aunt. ere .before
assent...to agree to e'er
ascent ... the rise of a hill, the heir ...........one who inherits
act of rising Dictation.
He smoothed the log with an adze. Ere the heir reached the town of Ayr he felt the keen air of the hill, which has c'er been pure and bracing. His awl was all he had.
..... an insect ......& relative
Lesson 5.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums. £ $. d. £ 8. d. £
£ 8. d. (1) 9 7 6 (2) 46 8 2 (3) 14 4 4 (4) 383 19 9
14 8 2 13 12 7 78 0 6 27 7 6 33 6 10 40 00 262 17 3 419 18 2 4 0 11
9 0 6 66 17 8 6 5 9 3 2 6 178 6 9
The eagle, boy,
Doane. OR ELSE LEARN St. Matt. XIII., verses 18—23.
Lesson 7.–Tuesday Morning. Dictation.
The tea plant bears white blossoms, something like those of our own wild rose. The leaves are gathered thrice in the year : the fresh young ones form3 the finest* teas. When gathered, they are put into baskets, then spread out to be dried, the finer kinds in the air, the coarser ones in heated iron pans.
"blossoms, flowers. ? thrice, three times. 3 form, make. •finest, best.
Lesson 8.-Wednesday Morning. Work these Sums.
(1) Add £2 4s. 6d.; £386 9s. 8d. ; £716 9s. 9d.; £482 178. 10d.; £686 138. 4d. ; £938 148. 74d.
(2) Add £786 198. 9d. ; £2,764 18s. 3d. ; £9,864 178. 8d. ; £976 88. 3d. ; £384 178. 9d. (3) 3,978,647 = 686.
(4) If a grocer sells three thousand, three hundred and eighty pounds of tea in a year, how much is that per week ?
Lesson 9.-Thursday Morning. Write and Learn. ate ...did eat
bare naked, did bear eight .. twice four
bear ... ... ...a wild beast, to aught ..anything
carry, to suffer ought ... should
barque ......a small ship bail ... surety for another bark .........the rind of a tree, bale. .a package
to peel ..bare
beech bawled ......cried out. beach ...... the sea shore
Dictation. He gave his assent to making the ascent of the hill. If you know aught against his character you ought to state it. The magistrate sent him to gaol for smuggling a bale of tobacco. The evidence was so clear no one would stand bail for him.
Lesson 10.-Friday Morning. Work these Sums. (1) £
d. (2) £ 8. d. (3) £ s. d. (4) £ 8. d. 7,986 16 81 28 6 71 3 18 94 6 17 10 79 903 368 12 63
1 0.3 7 9 9 6,866 6 63 290 94 10 3 93
6 8 29 9 81 648 16 0$ 8,976 8 09 7,896 2 03 471 3 44 68 18 101 2 0 04 36 6 11
THIRD WEEK. Lesson 11.-Learn for Monday Morning.
NIGHT. Night is the time for rest :
Night is the time for deathHow sweet, when la-bours close, When all around is peace, To gather round an ach-ing breast Calm-ly to yield the weary breath, The curtain of repose,
From sin and suf-fering cease ; Stretch the tired limbs, and lay the Think of heaven's bliss, and give hes
the sign Upon our own de-light-ful bed. To parting friends. Such death be
Montgomery. OR ELSE LEARN St. Matt. XIII., verses 24-30.
Lesson 12.-Tuesday Morning. Dictation.
Once when the governorl had returned” to his room after some absence,3 he heard a heavy step coming upstairs, and the moment after he gave himself up for lost, for the panthera sprang from the open door on to his neck, but it was only to lay his head close to his master to show his affection.”
governor, one who governs or rules. 3 returned, came back. 3 absence, being away. * panther, a large animal of the cat kind. 6 affection, love.