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Graded readings in Gregg shorthand

JAN 3 1 1953

,ANCH,
JLIFORNIA,
iALlF.

JUL 8

1941

Graded Readings
in

Gregg Shorthand
By ALICE MARGARET

HUNTER

46768
New York
Chicago

V
San Francisco

THE GREGG PUBLISHING COMPANY

SHORTHAND PLATES WRITTEN BY GEORGIE GREGG

.........

COP YR.IGHT 1919


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INTRODUCTION
is a collection of graded letters and short stories and supplement the GREGG SHORTHAND MANUAL. It is especially adapted for use in Junior high schools and with classes of younger students, though it is believed that the book will meet the requirements of any shorthand class, and that it will add value, interest and variety to the work.

GRADED READINGS

articles designed to

Shorthand teachers have long recognized the need

for simple, interesting

well-graded reading material which could be used from the very beginning of the svork. GRADED READINGS will meet tlu's need.

The material on the


letters are

first three lessons consists of short paragraphs. Simple introduced in Lesson Four, and Lessons Four and Five are a com-

bination of shorthand paragraphs and easy letters.


Six to

The material on Lessons


In Lesson

Ten

inclusive

is

made up wholly

of easy business letters.

Eleven simple literary matter is introduced, and the material from this point on through Lesson Twenty is a combination of business, letters and literary
matter.

There are six pages of shorthand on each lesson in the MANUAL. The shorthand plates on the first five lessons are written in a large, bold style, as it is
believed that this
is

much

easier for beginners to read, as the

forms stand out

much more
sion.

and consequently make a deeper and more lasting impresSmaller notes have been used from Lesson Six on to familiarize the stuclearly

is necessarily very simple in character on account of the limited vocabulary. The introduction of shorthand in the grades and in Junior high schools has created a demand for some material of

dent with the proper writing size. The material on the first lessons

-s*
-

this

kind and older students

will

readily understand the necessity

and the

advantage of simple, connected matter in the early stages of tho work. Names and addresses are introduced in some of the letters in Lesson Four, and

KT from Lesson Seven on the names of states arc used.


.Sr

As the shorthand form in most cases follows the longhand abbreviation, students will have no difficulty in reading these state names and their introduction, makes it possible to assign the letters for exercises in transcription and arrangement as soon as the students are far enough advanced in typewriting to do the work.
iii

INTRODUCTION
The method
in

which

this

book

is

the class and the time at the teacher's disposal. In some schools
as supplementary reading work, one period a

used must be determined by the needs oi it will be used

week being devoted to it. It may be used either for sight reading or assigned as home work for class reading and dictation material. The material will be found well adapted for blackboard
dictation, either as

new
will

or practiced matter.

In classes where the conditions

make

possible

little

or no outside preparation,

GRADED READINGS
classes that
it is

be particularly welcomed by the teacher, as it is ia these difficult to hold the pupils' interest and to show them that they

are progressing from

day

to day.

It is

always a great source of encouragement


letters

to students to find that they are able to read fluently,

they are able to read and write simple

and particularly that and simple connected matter

long before they have completed their study of the principles. Some teachers believe that more can be accomplished in both reading and
writing shorthand
practice during the

by having students do much reading and


first

little

writing

Correct forms are firmly fixed through reading. The simple characters are memorized and the rules for joining them become familiar to the students by seeing them applied in many simple words.

few weeks.

The exponents of the theory believe that when students begin to write after a few weeks they do so readily, and that their initial writing is much better both in style and in theory. This method of course necessitates a period of
intensive writing
drill

when

writing

is

once begun.

Sample pages of GRADED READINGS have been used in the public schools in Columbus, Ohio, and in Oakland, California, with classes of young students with gratifying results. They have been used with older pupils in the Bushwick and Julia Richman High Schools and in the War Emergency Courses, New York City, and in Gregg School, Chicago. We believe that the completed book will find a place of its own in classes in Gregg Shorthand and that its use will mean more rapid development in both the reading and the writing ability
of

shorthand students.

selections on commercial products are based on "Industrial-Commercial Geography of the United States," by L. C. Rusmisel (The A. N. Palmer Company) and the sketches of the lives of prominent Americans on material found in "The Makers of Our History." by John T. Faris (Ginn and Company). The fables used from Lesson Eleven on were adapted from ^Esop's Fables. Acknowledgment is also due Mrs. J. P. Peterson, Humboldt College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for "A Vacation Trip," on which the geographical
,

The

drill in

Lesson Twenty

is

based.

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION FIRST LESSON
Short Paragraphs \u LESSON
Short Paragraphs

1-G

7-12
13-16
17

THIRD LESSON
Short Paragraphs

The Ball Game FOURTH LESSON


Short Paragraphs

19 21

The Pony
Business Letters

23 25 27 29

FIFTH LESSON
Short Paragraphs

Trip Business Letters

SIXTH LESSON
Business Letters

31-36
37-42

SEVENTH LESSON
Business Letters

EIGHTH

LESSCJ.V

Business Letters

43-48
49-54 55-60
61-63
64

NINTH LESSON
Business Letters

TENTH LESSON
Business Letters

ELEVENTH LKSSON
Business Letters

The The The The

Dog and His Shadow Crow and the Pitcher


Hare and the Tortoise Lion and the Mouse
L:

64
65

66

TWELFTH

Business Letters

67-69
the Golden Eggs

The Goose with

70
71

Benjamin Franklin Cotton

72

CONTEXTS
THIRTEENTH LESSON
Business Letters The Fox and the

Crow
.

Thomas
Silk

Jefferson

73-75 76 77 78
79-81 82 83 84

FOURTEENTH LESSON
Business Letters

The Old Man and His Sons


Alexander Hamilton

Wool FIFTEENTH LESSON


Business Letters

85-87
88
89

The Power

of Fables

John Quincy Adams Paper SIXTEENTH LESSON


Business Letters

90
91-93

The Wind and


Iron and Steel

the

Sun

94

Daniel Webster

95 96

SEVENTEENTH LESSON
Business Letters

97-99
100
101

The Honest Woodmar


George Washington Coal

102

EIGHTEENTH LESSON
Business Letters

103-105
106
107

The Monkey
Gold

as a Judge

Robert E. Lee

108 109
Ill

NINETEENTH LESSON
Business Letters

The Wolf and the Lamb


Ulysses S. Grant

112

Petroleum

114 115 116

TWENTIETH LESSON
Business Letters

Abraham Lincoln
Pottery A Vacation Trip

Us
119

FIRST LESSON

PLATE

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LESSON

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16

GRADED READINGS

IN

LESSON

PLATE

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THE BALL GAME

I.KSSOX 3

PLATE

18

GRADED READINGS

LESSON

PLATE

FOURTH LESSON

I.KSSON

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PLATE

20

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IN

LESSON

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21

THE PONY

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LESSON

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22

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IN

LESSON

PLATE

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BUSINESS LETTERS

LESSON

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24

GRADED READINGS

2.

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FIFTH LESSON

25

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A TRIP

I.KSSON

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LESSON

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BUSINESS LETTERS
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13.

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BUSINESS LETTERS

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BUSINESS LETTERS
27.

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PLATE

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28.

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PLATE

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BUSINESS LETTERS

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THE DOG AND HIS SHADOW

THE CROW AND THE PITCHER

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LESSON

11

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THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE

65

WESSON

11

PLATE

66

GRADED READINGS
THE LION AND THE MOUSE

LESSON

11

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BUSINESS LETTERS

42.

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THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGGS

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LESSON

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THIRTEENTH LESSON
BUSINESS LETTERS
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SILK

LESSON

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FOURTEENTH LESSON
BUSINESS LETTERS
47.

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THE OLD MAN AND HIS SONS

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON

83

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WOOL

LESSON

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FIFTEENTH LESSON
BUSINESS LETTERS
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DANIEL WEBSTER

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GEORGE WASHINGTON

101

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THE MONKEY AS A JUDGE

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ROBERT
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TWENTIETH LESSON
BUSINESS LETTERS
64.

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