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6. Recitation : Ten-minute discussion of Chapter X, section
42, 43. Finish reading the Legend. Impromptu discussion of the story for elements of interest, style, humor, imagery, characters.
Assignment: Study Chapter II (pp. 30–37). Practice aloud all illustrations and be prepared to explain the phases of the subject they illustrate. Study Chapter XI, sections 46, 47, 1, (pp. 289–92). Practice at home breathing exer. cises 1, 2, 3 (pp. 292–93).
Chapter II 7. Recitation: Five minutes for breathing exercises 5, a,
b (p. 293). Discussion of Chapter II followed by reading of ilrustrations.
Assignment: Bring passages from prose or poetry illustrating lack of correspondence between punctuation and grouping. These should be written out to hand in. Prepare problems 1–16 (pp. 37–40), guarding against the danger of being misled by punctuation marks or the lack of them.
Section 8, 2, 3, pp. 33–37.) 8. Recitation : Five minutes for breathing exercise 4 (p.
293). Reading of passages illustrating lack of coincidence of punctuation and pauses for thought, followed by reading and discussion of problems 1–16.
Assignment: Prepare problems 17-21 with special attention to change of pitch between ideas and images (section
7, 2, p. 31). Memorize problems 19 and 20. 9. Recitation: Five minutes for deep breathing exercises,
5, (pp. 293–94). Reading and discussion of problems 1721, with particular emphasis on change of pitch and conver sational variety.
Assignment: Prepare problems 22–25. Give attention to smoothness of utterance of words within groups (section 7, 3, pp. 32–33) and to regular, easy taking of breath at
pauses. (Section 8, 1, pp. 33–34.) 10. Recitation : Five minutes for general breathing exercises.
Reading and discussion of problems 22-25, with particular attention to coördination of thinking and breathing
Assignment: Prepare problems 26-27 for clear, spirited utterance of the thought. Memorize The Fool's Prayer
(problem 26). 11. Recitation : Read problems 26–27 with little or no ref.
erence to principles of grouping mentioned in text but with entire attention given to expression of the thought of the selections.
Assignment: Study Chapter III (pp. 51-61). Practice aloud all examples until the principle they illustrate is revealed in the reading. Be prepared to explain the different sections of the chapter.
Chapter III 12. Recitation : Five minutes for deep breathing exercises.
Recitation on Chapter III with reading of illustrations given in text.
Assignment : Prepare orally problems 1-13. Students to bring in sentences of their own choosing to illustrate relative word values. (Section 11, pp. 53-55. These may be written out to be handed in, with change of pitch and inflection indicated as in text. Study vocal exercises 6, 7, 8, (pp.
294–95). 13. Recitation: Ten minutes for vocal exercises (6, 7, 8).
Reading and discussion of problems 1-13, followed by reading of illustrations selected by students.
Assignment : Prepare orally problems 14-24. Bring sentences, written out, to illustrate phrase and clause relations (section 12, pp. 55–5'7). Study vocal exercises 9, 10
(p. 295). 14. Recitation : Ten minutes for deep breathing and exercises
9, 10. Reading and discussion of problems 14-24, followed by reading of illustrations selected by students.
Assignment: Prepare orally problems 25-34. Bring sentences, written out to hand in, illustrating subordination; also examples of clauses interrupted by subordinate or explanatory phrases (section 13, pp. 57–59). Practice vocal
exercise 11 (p. 295). 15. Recitation: Five to ten minutes for vocal exercise 11.
Reading of problems 25-34 with discussion, followed by illustrations selected by students.
Assignment : Prepare orally problems 35–42. Bring in sentences illustrating contrast and comparison. (Section
14, pp. 59-60.) 16 Recitation : Five to ten minutes in review of vocal exer
cises for ease of the throat (pp. 294–95). Reading of problems 35–42 and of illustrations selected by students.
Assignment : Prepare orally the adaptation of The Man Without a Country (problem 43,) for general class reading. Read paragraph on clearness of tone and practice vocal exercises 12 and 13 (pp. 295–96).
Recitation : Five to ten minutes for deep breathing and vocal exercises 12 and 13. Reading of The Man Without a Country. This to be read, not as an example of any principle explained in the chapter, but with attention wholly to the thought.
Assignment: Study Chapter IV (pp. 83-88). Practice the illustrations and be prepared to explain the principles they illustrate. Prepare outline of five-minute talks on subjects of local or current public interest, — these to be handed in at the next meeting.
Chapter IV 18. Recitation : Discussion of Chapter IV, with reading of
illustrations given in text. Speech outlines to be returned with criticisms on subject-matter and organization.
Assignment : Speech outlines to be revised if necessary, and speeches to be prepared for next meeting. 19. Recitation : Five-minute talks without notes, particular
attention being given to pitch variation and conversational directness.
Assignment: Write a paper on the relation of conversa
tion and reading aloud. 20. Recitation : Five-minute talks continued.
Assignment: Prepare problems 1–20 with special attention to the clear expression of meaning by well centered emphasis. First, read the problems aloud and note how ideas are made clear by inflection and change of pitch; read them again and observe prolongation of emphatic vowels : read them once more for examples of emphasis by pause. Bring sentences, written out, illustrating emphasis by pause (section 17, I, p. 84). Practice vocal exercises 14, 15,
16 (pp. 296–97). 21.
Ten minutes for vocal exercises 14, 15, 16. Reading and discussion of problems 1–20. Read also sentences chosen by students to illustrate emphatic pause.
Assignment: Prepare problems 21-27 as in previous as
signment. 22. Recitation : Ten minutes for all vocal exercises for clear.
ness of tone (pp. 296–97). Reading and discussion of problems 21-27.
Assignment: Prepare The Gift of the Magi (problem
28) for general class reading. 23. Recitation : Ten minutes for general vocal exercises.
Reading of The Gift of the Magi for naturalness and enjoyment and with no reference to technical problems involved.
Assignment: Review Chapters I-IV and prepare a paper on the influence of thought on utterance. Prepare to relate in your own words an incident regarding an inappropriate
Christmas gift. 24. Recitation : Talks on Christmas gifts.
Assignment: Study Chapter V, and be prepared to speak briefly on any section of it. Bring ten or fifteen lines from some stirring poem, story, or oration, and a few lines from some matter-of-fact exposition, to read to the class. Explain differences in the style of reading the two selections.
Chapter V 25. Recitation: Brief talks on Chapter V followed by geri
eral discussion and the reading of selections made by students to illustrate emotional and unemotional utterance.
Assignment: Select and prepare orally some short, strong poem, or stirring portion of an oration or story, for class reading. Study paragraph on resonance and fullness of tone
(pp. 297-98) and try vocal exercises 17-18. 26. Recitation : Discussion of resonance and practice of vocal
exercises 18. Reading of spirited selections.
Assignment: Prepare orally the Legend of Sleepy Hollow (pp. 116-23). Write a paper showing the difference in spirit between this part of the story and that given in Chapter I,
and explain any difference in the reading of the two parts. 27. Recitation: Exercises in deep breathing; repeat 18. Read
ing of the Legend for vividness, atmosphere, and mood.
Assignment: Prepare to recount some narrow escape or some exciting or amusing personal experience. Study and
practice vocal exercises 19–20 (pp. 298–99). 28. Recitation: Vocal exercises 19-20. Short talks on per
Assignment: Study Chapter VI and prepare the examples so that the reading of them illustrates the principles they represent.
Chapter VI 29. Recitation : Discussion of Chapter VI and reading of
Assignment: Study problems 1-6 and be ready to explain why the tone varies in intensity in reading the different selections. (Section 28, pp. 124–29.) Begin memorizing prob
lems 2, 3, 7, 9. Practice vocal exercises 21–22 (p. 299). 30. Recitation : Vocal exercises 21–22. Reading aloud and
discussion of problems 1-6, for vocal energy and intensity without undue loudness.
Assignment: Study problems 7-9. Finish memorizing
2, 3, 7, 9. 31. Recitation: Reading of problem 8 and recitation of mem
orized selections for intensity and impressiveness of utter
Assignment: Study problems 10-12 (section 28, 1, 6, p 127). Memorize problem 10.
Recitation: Review exercises for resonance (pp. 298–99). Reading of problems 10–12 for quiet, resonant and feeling utterance.
Assignment: Study problem 13 for conversational expression. (Section 28, 1, c, pp. 127-28.) Prepare a short talk telling how some machine is made, or some particular kind of work is done. Study paragraph on range and flexibility and practice exercise 23 (pp. 299-300).