Lessons in language, literature, and composition

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Contents

Capitals in Titles Madam
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A School Experience Making and Arranging Sentences
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Declarative Sentences
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The Captains Daughter A Story in Verse
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Interrogative Sentences
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An Exercise in Silent Reading The Old Soldier
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Imperative Sentences
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Requests or Entreaties
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Names of the Deity Capital Letters
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A Story to be Retold Sir Philip Sidney
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The Flag goes By A Patriotic Poem
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Exclamatory Sentences
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A Review of Sentences
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Hidden Gold Practice in Storytelling
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Paragraphs Indentation
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A September Garden Sentence Study
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Exercises in Description
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Storytelling Five in One
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The Study of a Picture Description
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Wheat Practice in Thoughtgetting
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How to Use the Dictionary
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A Story to be Written 31 Octobers Bright Blue Weather Word Pictures in Verse
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Home Preparations for Winter Sentence Grouping
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A Word Picture in Prose
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Trees Paragr Writing
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The Tree Mental Picturing
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An Exercise in Description
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Fur Bearers Paragraph Writing
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Insects Paragraph Writing
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Composition Subjects or Titles
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Humble Helpers Exercises in Composition
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Pumpkins Observation and Conversation
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W er Paragraph and Sentence Study
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An Exercise in Planning and Writing
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Review
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Little Lessons in History
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A Picture Lesson Attacked by Wolves
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A Story Suggested by a Picture
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IIome Sweet Home A Song 55 Dictation Exercise
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Contractions An Exercise in Observation 57 Lesson in food Form Contractions 58 Bits of Local Lore Conversation and Composition 59 Picture Stud...
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How Quotations are Punctuated
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Practice in Using Quotation Marks
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Quotations at Beginning of Sentences
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Divided Quotations
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The Important Corporal A Character Study
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A Use of the Comma
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The Monkey and the Cats Reproduction
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Practice Punctuation of Quotations
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Lullaby for Titania For Memorizing
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The Parts of a Sentence 71 The Subject of a Sentence
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The Predicate of a Sentence
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Groups of Words as Subjects
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Groups of Words as Predicates
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Separating the Subject and Predicate
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The Position of Subject and Predicate
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Order in Sentences
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Review
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Robert of Lincoln A Life History in Verse
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A Study of the Poem Conversation 83 Writing Stories from Outlines 84 Exercises in Explaining 85 The Book I like Best
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Completing a Story 87 A Thinking Match
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An Exercise in Thinking
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The Parts of a Letter 95 The Heading 96 The Salutation 97 The Body 98 The Conclusion
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The Superscription
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Exercises in Letterwriting
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Business Letters Diagram showing Parts
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Forms of Business Letters
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Applications for Positions
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Practice in Letterwriting
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Social Notes
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Writing from Outlines
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Synonyms and Antonyms
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The Defense of ThermopylŠ Narration
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Order in Storytelling
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Study of a Plan
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Verses to be Memorized
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A Beautiful Word Picture From Sir Launfal
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Verbs and What they
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A Useful Verb
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The Verbphrase
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Complements
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An Exercise in Storytelling
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Review
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Transitive Verbs
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Picture Study School in Brittany
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Present and Past Forms of Verbs
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Forms to Use after Have and
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Some Common Verbs
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Completing a Story An Interrupted Journey
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Two Troublesome Verbs
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Word Study Careful Thinking
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The Ant and the Grasshopper Punctuation
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Adding to the Story
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Study of Troublesome Forms
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Avoiding Mistakes Shall or Will
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Rain An Exercise in Explanation
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Before the Rain Poetic Pictures
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Prose and Poetry How they Differ
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Exercises in Description
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Personification
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An Exercise in Dictation
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Singular Nouns and Plural Nouns
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How Plural Nouns are Formed
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When to Use Certain Words
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A Reading Exercise How Arthur became King
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Completing a Story
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Adverbs modifying Verbs
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Adverbs with Other Words than Verbs
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Poetic Comparisons
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A Swiss Legend How to Tell a Story
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Poems that foster Love of Country Warrens Address
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Oral Review
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Words in a Series The Comma
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Prepositions
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Word Study Prepositions 250 Music in Poetry Puck and the Fairy i
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History Story to be Retold Putnam and the Wolf
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Study of the Story
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Review
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LESSON PAGE
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How Nouns show Possession 161 Irregular Possessive Forms 162 Review
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A Pennsylvania Farmhouse Description
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Narcissa Description of a Person
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Conjunctions
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Conjunctions and Verbs
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Interjections
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Going Anutting A Word Picture in Prose 214 A Debate
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Paragraph Writing The Topic Sentence 164 A Reading Exercise Little Sunrise 165 A Study of Synonyms
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Applying what you Know A Review 216 Wordbuilding Use of Suffixes 217 La Salle The Parts of Speech 218 Character Study and Description
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Lucy A Study of Character
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A Colonial Girl Actions that show Character
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Clauses Explained and Defined 222 Independent and Dependent Clauses
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Simple Compound and Complex Sentences
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Combining Sentences
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Exercises in Paragraph Writing 226 Picture Study The Fishermans Daughter 227 Explaining Things
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Stories to be Told from Outlines
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B Review of Rules for Capital Letters
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Pronouns 167 Practice in the Use of Pronouns 168 A Quotation within a Quotation
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