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2. Read the following groups of words, saying "of" clearly. Pronounce it as if it were spelled ov. of gay summer
of the door
(a) I've been to London to visit the Queen.
It will carry a host of things,
With sticks sticking under the strings.
And out of the houses the rats came tumbling.
“I will blow you out."
IV. SPEAKING CORRECTLY: PRESENT AND
The cricket sings in the garden.
The cricket sang in the garden.
1 Note to the teacher: For directions, see Manual, page 114.
In the second sentence, when does he sing, in the present or in the past ? Notice the form of the word, “sang."
2. In the sentences below, the italicized words tell of something being done now, at the present time. Copy these sentences, and after each write a sentence telling of the same thing done in the past. After the first sentence, you should write this sentence,
The cricket found no crumbs.
(a) The cricket finds no crumbs.
V. USING THE DICTIONARY 1
Each of the words below is used in the rhyme, The Ant and the Cricket.
Copy each word and find it in the dictionary. Read the line of the rhyme in which the word
1 Note to the teacher: See Manual, page 116.
WRITING A STORY
occurs, using a meaning of the word in place of the word. When you find a meaning that fits and that makes good sense, write this meaning opposite the word on your paper. The first word, with its meaning, should be written like this:
complain find fault
VI. WRITING A STORY
you answer each of the following questions in a complete sentence, you will tell the story of the ant and the cricket. The questions are arranged in groups. The answers to each group of questions make a paragraph. Do not copy the questions. When you are not sure of an answer, look at the rhyme in your book.
Write your title first, then each paragraph in order, until you have made the whole story.
(1) What had a silly cricket done all spring and summer?
At last what kind of days came?
For what did he ask? (Do not say, He asked for food and shelter, but write the exact words that you
think he may have said. Perhaps you will want to make several sentences in answer to this question.)
(3) What did the ant tell him about the customs of all the ants? Give the ant's exact words.
What question did he ask?
In writing, remember that the name of the person addressed is always separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma or by two commas.
VII. HOW NAMES ARE WRITTEN
The Spilled Ink Mary, did you spill the ink on the carpet ?” asked Tom.
“No, Tom,” answered Mary. “Did you, Will?” “I did not, Mary, but I know who did,” said Will. “ Who was it, Will?”
Will did not answer in words. He pointed a finger at the puppy, and the guilty little dog crept under the sofa.
What are the names of the people in this story? How does each name begin?
Every name of a person must begin with a capital letter.
Study this story, telling what words begin with capitals and why; which words are indented
“ The ” begins with a capital because
Spilled ” and “ Ink” begin with capitals because
Paragraph I: “ Mary
Mary” is indented because
from the rest of the sentence because “Mary" is the name of the person addressed.
There are quotation marks around because
Tom” begins with a capital letter because it is the name of a person.
There is a period after the sentence because
VIII. WRITING STUDIED DICTATION1
IX. CORRECTING DICTATION1
X. WRITING DIRECT QUOTATIONS 1. John asked Harry to go fishing.
The above sentence may be written in several ways, as follows:
1 Note to the teacher: For material and directions, see Manual, page 119.