Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Multigrade Composition Lessons

Handbook of Composition by Edwin Campbell Woolley, D.C. Heath & Co., 1907

The Progressive Composition Lessons: 7th and 8th Years, by Ida M. Brautigam;Silver, Burdett and Co., 1914

Practical Lessons in the Use of English by Mary F Hyde, D.C. Heath & Co., 1887

Composition for Elementary Schools, James Fleming Hosic, Cyrus Lauron Hooper, and Rand, McNally & Company, 1916

Pinneo's Guide to Composition: A Series of Practical Lessons: Designed to Simplify the Art of Writing Composition: for Beginners, by Timothy Stone Pinneo, Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle, 1864

New Composition and Rhetoric for Schools by Robert Herrick, Lindsay Todd Damon; Scott, Foresman and Company, 1911; 508 pages(middle school-high school)

English Composition for College Freshmen, by Wilbur Owen Sypherd, 1915.

More to come....


Eva said...

Thanks for sharing these. I've taken a glimpse at them, some look quite useful.

Alexandra said...

There is a really old one from the 1860's. I listed this one because it was surprisingly simple and straight forward! Some of the older texts are difficult to follow.

I've printed a few of these composition lessons for my son this week. I'll be listing more texts soon. I like to be able pick and choose for quality and content. These printable lessons are a real time saver. I'll try to post my favorites in a separate post, probably on my other blog.

Eva said...

I like that some of them describe the different styles of compostions.