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2. Read the following sentences, speaking the ou sound correctly.

(a) The child lay on the ground between the tracks. (6) He had lain there about an hour.

(c) The southbound train was coming around the curve.

(d) The child heard no sound.
(e) With a loud bark, a dog rushed up.
(f) He found the child.

(g) Seizing the boy's coat in his mouth, he dragged him from the tracks.

(h) As the train passed the dog watched it, waving his tail proudly.

VI. DANGEROUS PLACES

Make a list of places where it is not safe for a child to play or to go without a grown person.

Tell why each place is unsafe.

VII.

TELLING EXPERIENCES

Were you ever in a dangerous place? Where? When? How did it happen? Was it your own

fault? Were you frightened? Hurt? How did you get away, or how were you saved ?

Write a story of your time of danger. Make it interesting and exciting.

If you never were in a dangerous place, you have doubtless known or heard of someone who

You may write this story if you wish, instead of a story about yourself.

was.

VIII. FINDING STORIES IN A PICTURE 1

What would be a good title for the picture on page 113, or for the story that might be made from this picture?

Who are the children in the picture?
Why have they come to the lake?
Who lit the fire and hung the kettle?
What work are the boys doing? the girls ?
Where did the children get the kettle?
What is in the kettle?

Have the children come to the woods alone, or are there some grown people just out of sight? Give reasons for your answer.

What accidents, funny or serious, might the children have?

Did they have a pleasant day?

1 Note to the teacher: See Manual, page 109.

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IX. MAKING ORIGINAL OUTLINES AND

STORIES 1

Make an outline for the story you find in the picture on page 113, similar to the one in Section IV (p. 109). After you have written your outline, follow it in telling the story.

X. TELLING HOW THINGS WERE DONE

Look at the picture and tell how one of the following things was done.

The kettle hung over the fire
The fire built
Corn cooked
Fish caught
Fish cooked
Indian head-dresses made

XI. TELLING EXPERIENCES
Among the following titles, find one that fits
some interesting experience that you have had.
Tell a story about your experience.

The Day I Went Fishing
How I Played Indian
A Picnic I Attended
The Time I Went to the Country
The Time I Went to the Lake (or any body of water)

1 Note to the teacher: See Manual, page 110.

FINDING OUT SOMETHING

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The Time I Went to the Park
The Party I Attended
A Visit I Made
The Day I Had Most Fun
An Automobile Trip
How I Helped Father Plant Corn
When I Kept the Baby
The First Time I Washed the Dishes
Money I Earned Last Vacation
When Father and I Cleaned the Automobile

XII. FINDING OUT SOMETHING AND

TELLING ABOUT IT

Perhaps the children in the picture want to become Boy Scouts and Camp-Fire Girls when they are older.

Do you know a Camp-Fire Girl or a Boy Scout?

Find out. all you can about Boy Scouts and Camp-Fire Girls, and come to school prepared to tell what you know. At least be ready to answer these questions:

Who may belong to the Boy Scouts ? to the Camp-Fire Girls ?

What do they do?
What do they learn?

Why is it a good thing for a boy to be a Boy Scout? for a girl to be a Camp-Fire Girl?

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