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  • 6tatt of Jotua 1931

    Poems to Memorize

    . ' and Books to Read

    Graded Lists Compiled by

    MABllL SNJ:DAXJ:B

    WILKA LESLIE GA&NBTT

    Issued by the Department of Public Instruction AGNES SAlroELSON1 Superintendent

    for the ... Normal Training High Schools OLA&l M. W ALLAOE, BuperWof'

    Published by THE STATE OF IOWA

    Des Moines

  • ~tatt of 3Job.la 193t

    Poems to Memorize and

    Books to Read

    Graded Lists Compiled

    by

    MABEL SNEDAKER

    WILMA LESLIE GARNE'I'l'

    Issued by the Department of Public Instruction

    AGNES SAMUELSON, Superintendent

    for the

    Normal Training Hi~h Schools

    CLARA M. WALLACE, Supervisor

    Published by THE STATE OF IOWA

    Des Moines

  • CONTENTS Page

    PREFACE . .. . . .. . . . . . ... . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .... . . 4

    Part I - POEMS TO MEMORIZE

    INTRODUCTORY STATEMEN1' ... . . .... . . . . . .. . ... .. . .. . .. . ..... .. . Grade One Grade Two .. . .. . .. . ... . ..... ... ..... . . . ....... .... . ............ .. . . . Grade Three .... . . . .. . ...... . .... .. .. . ..... .. ............. . .. . .... . . . Grade Fou r Grad e Five .......... . ... .. . .. .. .. .. . ....... . . . .. . .... .... . . . .. .. ... . Grade Six

    5 5 6 6 7 !)

    10

    Part II- BOOKS FOR CHILDREN TO READ

    INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:1 Books for the Kindergarten and t he Early Part of Grade One

    I. Pictur e books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 II. Games and stori es to tell to children..... . ........ .. .......... 17

    III. Animal stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l 8 IV. Rhymes, verses, and songs' . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . l 8

    Books for Grades One, Two, and Three I. Stories to r ead or to 'tell to children.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    II. Bible stories for childr en .. . . . ... . . ...... .. ... ...... . :. . . . . . . . 21 III. Chris tmas stories a nd plays.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 IV. Fables . .. . .. ...... .. ........ . . . ... . ..... . ...... ... ..... . . . . 23

    V. Myths and legends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 VI. Fairy and f antastic stories, olcl nncl new. ... . . .... .. ..... . .... . 24

    VII. Stories a1bout children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 VIII. Stories about a nimals... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    I X. Stories a:bout toys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 X . Socia l science books . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    XL Stori es of India n and pioneer life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 XII. History stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

    XIII. Nature books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 XIV. Books on making tl1ings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 XV. Fun books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    XVI. Books of poetry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 XVII. P lays 'and games . . . .. ~ . . .. .. ...... . ........ . ..... . .. . .. . ..... 35

    XVIII. Rhythm books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 XIX. S"eries of books or collections of literature f or children . . . . . . . . 3(l XX. Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    B ooks for Grades Four through Eight I. Roman ces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    II. Myths and legends.. . ..... . . ...... . ... .. .. .. . .. . . . .. ... . . .... 37 III. Fairy tal es of long ago .. ... . ..... .... . . ...... .... . . .. ... . . . . . 39 IV. Modern f a iry ta les. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 V. Bibl e stor ies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

  • INDEX 3

    VI. Stories for boys a nd gi rl s ........ . .......... .. ... . .... .... . :. 4!! VII. Animal stories' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

    VIII. Mystery stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 IX. Sea and rivrr stor ies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 X. Historical narratives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

    XI. History and civics.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 XII. Biography and letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

    XIII. Geography and travel.. . ......... . ................ . .. . ..... . . 55 XIV. Aviation 56 XV. Th e physiral srie nrrs.... ... ... . .......... . .. ... . ............ 57

    XVI. The natura l srienres...... .. . ....... ... .. ....... . . . ....... . . . 57 XVII. Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

    XVIII. P lays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 XIX. Folk songs, folk dances, a nd s inging games.......... . ... . .. . .. 62 XX. Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

    XXI. Art and architecture.. . ... .. ....... . ... . . . ........ . .. ..... ... 63 XXII. Occupations a nd cra fts... . .... . .. .. ........... . ...... . ....... 63

    XXIII. Sports and gam es. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 XXIV. Health, happi ness, nnd manners.. .. .. ... .. ..... .. ... . ......... 64 XXV. Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

  • PREFACE

    This bulletin of poems for childr en to memorize and books for them to read represents a growth. Shortly after the publication of the Iowa Elementary Course of Study the Department of Public Instruc-tion sent the schools a mimeographed list of poems for memorization in the elementary grades. This list was prepared by Miss 1\IJ:iabel I. Snedaker, Extension Supervisor, University Elementary School, especially for the use of the high school normal training classes. Its purpose was to supplement the literature unit of the elementary course of study. This list has been revised by Miss Snedaker and is included as Part I of this bulletin.

    At the same time Miss Wilma Leslie Garnett, recently of the Uni-versity Elementary School, consented to prepare a parallel list of prose selections which have been found in her studies to rank high among children's choices. Her lists, also the result of several years' inves~igation, have also been prepared as a further suppl~ment to the elementary course of study and are included as P art II of the bulletin.

    We express sincere appreciation to both these workers for the painstaking service they have given m helping the pupils of our schools to greater r eading enjoyment.

    AGNES SAMUELSON,

    Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  • INTRODl C"TORY STA 'l'EMENT

    The memorization of poetry should add to the enjoyment of poetry. A memory list made up of poems children like is an important factor in accomplishing this result. To select poems liked by children a.nd suitable for memorization was the objective in compiling the list which follows. Many of the poems in this list have been read to pupils in all parts of Iowa during extension visits to schools. The pupils voted on the poems liked best. For several years, teachers in Saturday classes have tried out lists of poems and reported ' those pre-ferred by their children.

    An attempt has been made to compile a list broad enough to meet individual tastes. The list contains many short poems for the child who finds it difficult to memorize. Many poems well liked by children have not been included because they did not seem suitable for mem-orizatio-n. Such poem. belong in a r eading list. However, the teacher should feel free to add any poems liked by her pupils, which she considers suitable for memorization.

    Each child should be encouraged to memorize at least ten poems. This does not mean that be should memorize ten poems by himself outside of class. Some of the poems should be memorized by the whole group during the class period. The child may choose other poems from the list for his grade. Ali of these poems should be read in class, preferably by the teacher, so that the child is familiar with tli m before he begins his memory task.

    MABEL SNEDAKER,

    E xtenst:on Superviso'r, Unive1sity Elernentary School, Iowa C-ity.

  • POEMS TO MEMOR.IZE

    GRADE ON E

    1. White Sheep, White Sheep ....... . .. ... . . . .. . Mother Goose 2. The North Wind Doth Blow .. . .. .... . . . .. . ... Mothe