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Title: Graded literature readers
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Title: Graded literature readers
Physical Description: 128 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Judson, Harry Pratt, 1849-1927
Bender, Ida C
Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: Maynard, Merrill & Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1899
Subject: Readers (Elementary) -- 1870-1950   ( lcsh )
Readers -- 1899
Bldn -- 1899
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It is believed that the Graded Literature Readers will
commend themselves to thoughtful teachers by their careful
grading, their sound methods, and the variety and literary
character of their subject-matter.
They have been made not only in recognition of the grow-
ing discontent with the selections in the older readers, but
also with an appreciation of the value of the educational fea-
tures which many of those readers contained. Their chief
points of divergence from other new books, therefore, are
their choice of subject-matter and their conservatism in
A great consideration governing the choice of all the selec-
tions has been that they shall interest children. The diffi-
culty of learning to read is minimized when the interest is
School readers, which supply almost the only reading of
many children, should stimulate a taste" for good literature
and awaken interest in a wide range of subjects.
In the Graded Literature Readers good literature has been
presented as early as possible, and the classic tales and fables,
to which constant allusion is made in literature and daily life,
are largely used.
Nature study has received due attention. The lessons
about scientific subjects, though necessarily simple at first,
preserve always a strict accuracy.
The careful drawings of plants and, animals,"and the illus-
trations in color-many of them photographs from nature
-will be attractive to the pupil and helpful in connection
with nature study.
No expense has been spared to maintain a high standard

in the illustrations, and excellent engravings of masterpieces
are given throughout the series with a view to quickening
appreciation of the best in art.
These books have been prepared with the hearty sympathy
and very practical assistance of many distinguished educators
in different parts of the country, including some of the most
successful teachers of reading in primary, intermediate, and
advanced grades.


Method. The editors are convinced by their own experi-
ence and by that of many eminently successful teachers that
the best way to teach beginners to read is by the Word and
Sentence Method in the first lessons, combined later with
the Phonic Method. This method, which is employed by
the majority of successful primary teachers, has governed the
selection and arrangement of matter in this reader.
New Words. The vocabulary, small enough to be
mastered in the time assigned to the use of the book, is made
up of words habitually used by children. The few new words
introduced in each lesson are placed at the head of the lesson
for drill in pronunciation and spelling.
Repetition. It will be noticed that new words are not
brought in only to be dropped after a page or two. The fresh
interest of each lesson is obtained by the skillful combination
of a few new words with those with which the pupil is already
familiar. This repetition is secured without any sacrifice of
interest and variety, and frequent reviews keep the newly ac-
quired vocabulary constantly in use. Experience has shown
that in no other way can it be so readily made a permanent
possession of the pupil's mind.
Script. Blackboard work takes a prominent place in the
preparation for the reading lesson to-day; consequently, script
is used freely throughout the book.

Suggestions to Teachers

These suggestions are not intended as hard and fast rules,
but as indications of methods found most satisfactory by suc-
cessful teachers.

Method. Begin the reading lesson by creating an interest
in the subject of the lesson. When the interest is keenly
aroused, write the new words upon the board. Then pro-
nounce and discuss them. until the pupils are familiar with
them. If the new unknown word comes for the first time in
the middle of a sentence, the child will hesitate and acquire
bad habits of reading. Have the sentences read as wholes, not
by parts, and insist upon distinct natural reading. If the
pupil has difficulty in pronouncing words of more than one
syllable, these words may be syllabified on the blackboard.
Discuss the appearance and qualities of the objects or
animals mentioned in each lesson, and inculcate lessons of
kindness, unselfishness, courage, etc., using the illustrations
as bases of oral lessons in language and number. At the close
of the lesson the children may repeat the story from memory
and illustrate it upon the board or paper. Lessons should
frequently be supplemented by an appropriate story or poem
read aloud by the teacher.
Phonetic Drill. After some study by the Word Method,
it will be found that the pupil, without conscious effort, has
gained a general idea of the sounds which the letters repre-
sent. Exercises in phonetic analysis and synthesis should
now be given and the alphabet may be taught. A drill on
lists of words, arranged with reference to their phonetic con-
struction, will help the pupil to observe analogies of pronun-
ciation. The wise teacher, however, mindful of the phonetic
irregularities of the language, will not place too much de-
pendence upon this method as a means of acquiring a correct
Phonetic exercises teach distinct pronunciation and enable
the pupil to become self helpful in learning new words.
I. To accustom the ear of the child to recognize words,
pronounce them slowly: as, "Get me a c-u-p," "Ring the
b-e-ll," etc.

II. To train the eye to recognize ,the character by sound,
pronounce many words which begin with the same sound: as,
f-an, f-ed, f-un, f-ind, f-all, f-ace, etc. Place the character
denoting the sound upon the board and teach the children to
recognize the form and to utter the s6und. The simple con-
sonant sounds are perhaps best taught in the following order:
t, f, p, s, 1, b, n, r, h, c, m, g, d, j, w, y, k, q, v, z.
III. Silent letters are most easily taught by elision.
IV. The pupils should be thoroughly drilled upon the
short and long vowels. Very distinct pronunciation should
be insisted upon.
V. In teaching the long vowels show that final e usually
lengthens the sound; also, that when two vowels occur in the
same syllable one is usually silent: as, hat, hate; rod, road.
VI. Having taught these elementary sounds, show how
words are formed by their combinations. Teach the forma-
tion of words by analogous pronunciation in lists or families.
For example, having taught the value of the consonant and
short vowel characters, lists like the following may be used:
h-at p-et t-op
p-at 1-et h-op
c-at g-et p-op

When the phonograms -at, -et, -it, -ot, -ut, and the like are
mastered, together with the knowledge of the power of letters,
the child will readily pronounce a large vocabulary, the words
of which can be arranged to form simple sentences. This
vocabulary is greatly extended by adding the long vowel
VII. There should be drill upon initial and final conso-
nants, digraphs, diphthongs, and all the vowel sounds.
Exceptions to general phonetic rules are best taught by the
Word Method.

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a robin

I see

I see a robin.

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a dog

This is

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This is James.
I see James.
I see a dog.
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James has a dog.

This is the dog.

James can run.

See James run.
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This is a bluebird.
The bluebird can fly.

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I see a robin and a bluebird.
iSee the bluebird fly.
:Can the robin fly
The robin has a nest.
4 The nest is in the tree.
The eggs are in the nest.
The robin can see the eggs.

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are in


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See the bluebird fly.
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The robin can fly.

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James and. the dog can run.

The robin has a nest.
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The nest is in the tree.

I see the nest.

The eggs are in the nest.
The eggs are in the nest.

Rose kitty mouse play with

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Rose has a kitty.
This is Rose with the kitty.
The kitty can run and play.
Rose plays with the kitty.
I see a mouse.

dog bird see play
dogs birds sees plays

catch little



Now, see the kitty jump.
Now the kitty sees the little mouse.
The kitty jumps and the mouse runs.
Run, little mouse, run.
Kitty can catch you,
Kitty! kitty! kitty!






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This is Rose with the little chickens.
Rose likes to play with the chickens.

Rose likes to catch the chickens.

Can you csc cuheenen ?.
Can you see the hen?


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No Where an egg she gone

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I see James and the dog.
Can you see the nest?
Where is the nest?
I see an egg in the nest.

Is Rose with James?
No. She has gone to see the chickens.
She likes to play with the chickens.
Can you see the kitty?
No. Where is she? Dr

winter apple it there on

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Where are There are
See this little tree.
It is an apple tree.
Where are the apples? Draw
There are no apples on the tree now.
It is winter.
The apples are gone.
Can you see a bluebird?
&t. c.A dA aAmz 7zz wz*4'

blossoms leaves spring come back

See the blossoms.
Where are the leaves ?
The apple tree has leaves and
blossoms on it.
The birds fly back in the spring.
The robin and the bluebird come

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red pretty autumn seed What

Autumn has come.
The tree has no blossoms in autumn.
What can you see on the tree now ?
I can see the pretty apples.
This tree has red apples
on it.
There is a tree with
pretty red leaves.
What can you see in an
apple, Rose ?
There are little seeds in it.


There are no blossoms on the apple
tree in autumn.
There are pretty red apples on it.

What is this It is, a seed.
An apple has little seeds in it.

James likes to play with the dog.
Rose likes to play with the hen and
Kitty likes to catch a mouse.
She can run and jump.


Do ripe good

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eat for

Do you like apples, Rose?
I like ripe apples.
Apples are good to eat.
The pretty red apple is for you. Draw
This ripe apple is good to eat.
Do you see the little seeds in it ?
ripe red .robin run Rose

fruit grapes oranges



See this ripe fruit, James.
he red apples are for you.
VWhere are the oranges?
The oranges are for Rose.
There are grapes too.
Do you like the green grapes, Rose ?
I like fruit.
I like grapes, apples, and oranges.

Look find color yellow all

Look, look! See all the pretty colors.
There are red, blue, and yellow. .
Can you find yellow?
Can you find green ?
Can you find
orange ?
What colors do
you like ?
Red is a pretty color. I like it.


bee honey make have not

Look, look! What is this ?
Se, now it is on a blossom!
Is it not a little bird?
No. It is not a bird.
It is a bee.
It makes honey.
Honey is good to eat.
Little bee, have you honey for Rose
and for James ?

wax mother queen work from
What can a bee do?
It can make wax and
It makes honey from the
Do all bees work?
No. All bees do. not

IAll bees like to eat ..
oney. Drone
SAll bees do not like to
The bees have a mother.
The mother bee is the
SQueen bees do not make
wax and honey. Queen
SThe little bees work for the queen.

flower white violet

big They



T Js is a big red rose.
Can you find a white rose ?
I see white roses and yellow ros
See the violets, Rose.
They are pretty little flowers.
L26At az/0-U Co y0u, -Ae ?
They are all pretty.
I like big roses and little violets.
like little leaves lo



flag new love Amy these

James has a new flag.
Come and see it, Amy.
What a pretty new flag it is!
It is red, white, and blue.
Find these colors in it.
Can you find the red, Amy?
Where is the white, Rose?
Where do you see the blue, James ?
I love the flag. Do you love it,
too ?
I love the Red, White, and Blue.

SRose and James have ripe fruit.
These grapes are green, the oranges
are yellow, and the apples are red.

Amy finds pretty flowers in the
She has violets and big red roses.
James has a new flag.
What color is it ?
Look! It is red, white, and blue.
D eou not love the flag ?
The little bees make honey from the
flowers. They make wax too.
Honey is good to eat.
The queen is the mother bee.
Do all bees work ?
No. All bees do not like to work.

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rain raining me
grow sunshine does

It is raining.
Mother makes me come in.
Mother likes the rain.
I do not like it.
What good does it do?
The rain makes the flowers /
grow, Amy.
Seeds and flowers love the rain.
They love the sunshine too.
Rain and sunshine make flowers grow.
me make mother mouse


rainbow beautiful how when Oh

The rain has gone now.
The sunshine has come back.
01ltsee the rainbow, Amy.
How beautiful it is!
What makes the rainbow, Amy?
The sun and the rain make it.
Can you see the rainbow when it is
raining, Rose ?
Oh, how beautiful the colors are!
I can see violet, blue, green, yellow,
orange, and red.

cherry fall
cherries Then


See the cherry buds.
They are white aind 'green.
The little green buds come
on the tree in the spring. 3

By and by they grow white.
Then they are cherry blossoms.

By and by they fall
from the tree. / '.
Little cherries
come when the
blossoms fall.
Then rain and sunshine make
these grow.

Ah C/,U1,ed.

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f an
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This is one,

and these are two;

And there are three
little birds for you.

Two and two make
four, you see;

Now there are five
on the old tree.

Phonetic Exercise

t en
f en
p en

t in
f in

Kate morning am glad doll Yes

"Good morning, Kate. I am glad
to see you this morning. See what
I have !"
"Oh, Amy, you have a new doll.
How pretty she is!"
"Yes. She is a wax doll. Have
you a new doll, Kate ?"
No. I have three old dolls."
I have old dolls, too. I love the
Sold ones. I am glad to have a new

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butter tell
/ c up other
field know
These are buttercups.
Are they not pretty ?
SThe blossoms are yellow.
SThey are like little cups.
The leaves and buds are

(,: Do you know any other
yellow flowers ?
Do you like butter ?
Buttercups can tell you.
Do you know how they tell ?
SButtercups grow in the fields.
I find violets in the fields, too.
Do you know any other field flowers ?
Tell me what flowers you like.

butterfly summer goes flies
warm 1here ,

Here is a butterfly.
Oh, how beautiful it is!
There are not any
butterflies in the winter.
The butterfly likes the warm
It flies here and there in the warm
It goes from flower to flower.
The bee goes from flower to flower,
too. It makes honey in summer.
It makes honey for you and me.
0%^ doeu nYt Uroi.
do go fly butterfly
does goes flies butterflies


kite my high their boys girls horse
I am glad it does not
rain this morning.
I can play in the field.
The other boys play __,.
horse. 2 1
I like to fly my new kite .
I run and it flies high.
See how high it goes! .
It falls when I do not run. I
I know how to make a 1
big kite.
Boys and girls like to play. 1,
Boys play horse and fly their kites.
Girls play with their dolls.
Phonetic Exercise
it 6t and end
s it s et s and s end
1 it 1 et 1 and 1 end
b it b et band bend

wagon ride he
black grass his
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Here is Henry's big black horse.
Henry can ride.
He does .not fall from his horse.
His horse likes grass.
Is grass all he has to eat?
Henry's dog is in the little wagon.
He likes to ride in the wagon.
Phonetic Exercise

r at
h at
c at

r ot
h ot
c ot

r ut
h ut
c ut

From the painting by Evrrt van Muyden

A Tiger

tiger that head paw cat seen
Do you know what this is ?
It is a tiger.
Have you seen a tiger?
He is like a big black and yellow cat.
What a big head he has, -and what
big paws!
Do you know that a tiger's paw looks
like a cat's?

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See! Here is a tiger's paw.
You have seen a cat's paw.
Is this not like it ?
A cat's paws are little, and the tiger's
are big.
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cat cat's

My kitty likes to catch a mouse.
This big black horse likes to eat
Boys and girls like to run and jump.

The two girls play with their dolls.
Amy has a new wax doll and three
old ones.
She loves the old dolls.
Rose has a hen and five chickens
Does Henry play with Kate's dolls?
No, he goes for a ride on his good
old horse.
He plays with his dog and his wagon.
He flies his kite high.

James has a flag. It is red, white,
and blue.
James has seen a tiger.
A tiger's head and paws look like
a cat's.

Can you tell me what the rainbow
colors are ?
Yes, they are violet, blue, green,
yellow, orange, and red.
The sun and the rain make the

Oh, how beautiful it is now!
I like a spring morning.
I am glad to see the birds fly back.
In the spring the seeds grow.
There are buds and blossoms, on the
apple and cherry trees.

There are four eggs in a robin's
By and by pretty little birds come
from these eggs.
The roses and other flowers come
back in the warm summer.

I find buttercups in the fields.
Do you know any other flowers that
grow there in summer?
The bees make honey from the
They can make honey from fruit too.
The mother bee is the queen. She
does not work.
When autumn comes, the apples and
grapes are ripe.
Then, too, all the pretty red and
yellow leaves fall from the trees.
In winter there are no birds and
butterflies here.
Can you tell me where the birds
have gone ?
Phonetic Exercise
be go by bee
he no my see
me so fly tree

said feet duck quack swim
'. cluck queer them

"C" cCluck, cluck,"
said the hen.
_;; ,': "What queer
-a- feet the duck has! '/7
Quack, quncek said the duck..
"I like my queer ieet.-1T sn: imu
with them. Can you swim, hef. I
"No, I do not like to swim."
Oh, oh," said the duck, "you do
not know how to swim. My three
little ducks can swim. See them
swim now! I am glad that/they have
queer feet and can swim. Quack,

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up may take lark
be will ground meadow

"Look, here is a nest on the
ground! "
"Can it be a robin's.nest ?'
c Oh, no, Kate, a robin's nest is
high up in a tree. This is on the
ground. It is a meadow lark's nest.
The meadow lark makes a nest in
the grass in the field."
"Henry, see these little eggs. May
I take them ? "
Oh, no. By and by there will be
little larks in this nest. Then you
may come back with me to see them."
me my may meadow

ball we us throw
let go if down
"Look, Henry See my new ball!
Will you go down to the meadow
with me this morning ?"
Yes. Let us go down there and
play ball. We can take my black
dog with us. If we do not catch the
ball, he will run and find it."

S0-_ _--

"Let me throw the ball to you.
Catch it, if you can. Now throw
it back to me."
a a i i u fu
fat fate fin fine cub cube
hat hate pin pine cut cute -

her saw caught ran
did made went

"Rose, do you see any birds ?"
"I do not see any now. I saw two."
"Did they make a nest ? "
"Yes. They made a nest. They
made it high up in the apple tree."
"Did kitty go to it?"
"Yes. She went up the tree. She
went to catch a little bird."
"Did you not run to catch her?"
"When I saw her, I ran to the
tree. She caught a little bird in her
paws. Then I ran and caught her."
"Did you take the bird from her ?"
"Oh, yes. I let it fly back to the
nest. Now I do not let kitty go

do see go run catch make
did saw went ran caught made

get wish away boo
could again worm

I wish I could find my mother.
I ran away from her, and now I can
not find her again.
A boy saw me and ran to catch me.
But I ran to the high grass,and he
did not see me.
Now I can not get back to my mother.
I wish I could find a worm to eat.
My mother knows how to r S./
get worms from the
ground, but I do not. Draw
Mother, mother! Come and find me!
gst g g--es g"o'd gane
get go goes g'od gone

jumped sat him came water
day frog into after

One warm summer day an
old green frog sat by the
water. By
and by my cat came
and saw him there.
What can this
be ? she said. "Is it good to eat?
I will catch it and see."
When the frog saw her come, he
jumped. She ran after
him. When she came up
to him, he
jumped into
thewater.She A 1=
fIF jumped after
him, and in she went.
My kitty does not like frogs now.

six seven eight nine ten count say
Six little cats, "
white, yellow, "---4. -- 4
and black. '
Seven ducks in the water, =
and all say, Quack, quack." 1

Eight pretty buds ,P
that grow on the tree.

Nine ripe




for you and for me. -
en little chickens -
with the old hen. '..
ow you know how to
count from one up to -- -..-
ten. T

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Lo does did day


H school

his mother said, When you can
read, I will buy you a new book."
Now he knows how to read, and
his mother has bought him a book.
He reads to Amy when he come

Henry goes to school. One
The dog does not like this. He
readd I will buy you a new book."
Now he knows how to read, and
his mother has bought him a book.
He reads to Amy when he comes
home from school.
The dog does not like this. He
likes to run about and play with
Henry and Amy.

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Review-What I Read
Look! This is my new book.
I can read it.
Do you wish me to tell you what I
read? I read about the hen that:
said, "Cluck, cluck!" and the duck
that said, Quack, quack Ducks
have queer feet and can swim.
I read about a lark that made a
nest on the ground. Henry saw her
eggs, but he did not take them.
He said, Let us leave them here
now. In summer there will be little
birds in the nest. Then we may
come to see them."
I read about the kitty that saw a
bird in a tree. She ran up the tree
and caught it.
I read about an old green frog.
He sat by the water one day. The
cat jumped for him and went into
the water.

I read about the ball that the boys
throw. They play with it when they
go down to the meadow.
I read about a little chicken that
ran away from its mother. It could
not find her again, and could not get
a worm to eat.
I-enry's mother bought a book for
him to read when he came from
Now I can read, and my mother
will buy me a book like his.
I know how to count too. One,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
nine, ten.
Phonetic Exercise
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met meat cot coat
net neat got goat
red read rod road

rabbit thank out Mr.
hungry lion fox den
A hungry old lion
sat in his den.
What can I get to
eat ? he said. Oh,
here comes a rabbit. ""
Good morning, Mr.
Rabbit. Come in and see me."
Thank you," said the rabbit, and
went in. But he did not come out.
Then a dog came by.
"Come in, Mr. Dog," said the lion.
The dog went in, but he did not
come out.
By and by a fox came by.
Good morning, Mr. Fox," said the
lion. Come into my den and see me."
No, thank you," said the fox. "I
saw the dog and the rabbit go in,
but I have not seen them come out."

was snow give
man some at

One day all the
boys and girls went
out to play. It
was winter and the
ground was white with snow.
The children made a big snow man.
Then Henry made some snowballs
to throw at it. When he was at
work, his mother came out.
"Oh, children, what a big snow man
you have made !" she said.
Now, come in and get warm.
I will give you some pretty
red apples."

5 ing ing Ing
snow snowing sing singing
row rowing ring ringing

had as wall were last sour

A hungry fox saw some beautiful
grapes. They were up on a high wall.
"How good they look!" he said.
SI am hungry. I will have some."
HIe jumped as high as he could,
but he could not get the grapes.
They were up too high on the wall.
At last he had a fall.
Then he ran away and said, They
are sour grapes, and not good to eat."
jump jumping jumped James

mew chirp upon Redbreast
flew almost sang Pussy cat

Little Robin Redbreast
sat upon a tree,
Up went Pussy cat,
and down went he;
Down came Pussy cat,
and away Robin ran;
Said little Robin Redbreast,
"Catch me, if you can."

Little Robin Redbreast
jumped upon a wall,
Pussy cat jumped after him,
and almost had a fall;
Little Robin chirped and sang,
and what did Pussy say .
Pussy cat said "Mew,"
and Robin flew away.

of fast so help

One autumn day a man bought a
little black pig at the market.
On his way home from market,
it ran away. The children saw it
as they came out of school.
"Let us catch that pig," said
Henry. "The old man can not run
so fast as we can. Let us help him."
So some of the boys ran after the
pig. It ran fast, but at last they
caught it.
Then the old man came up and
said, Thank you, boys. I could not
have caught my pig if you had not
come to help me. When I come by
in my wagon, you may take a ride
with me."
way w6 will wish went


stones pond threw lived hurt put

One day some boys at play by a
pond threw stones into the water.
Some frogs lived in this pond.
When a frog put his head out of the
water, the boys threw stones at him.
At last an old frog put up his
head and said, "Boys, do not throw
stones. You hurt us."
"We are in play," said the boys.
"Yes," the frog said, but
the stones hurt us. It is play
for you, but it is not play
for us."

hide game found house
seek your shall
"What game shall we play, Amy ?"
s" Oh, Henry, let us play hide and
seek. See if you can find us."
"Good. We will play hide and
seek. I will put away my kite and
ball. Put your dolls down and hide.
I will look for you.
Heri I come. Where can theybe ?
"I see you, Amy, in the wagon.
"I have found you too, James.
You are up in the cherry tree.
"Where is Kate? Oh, I see your
head, Kate. You are in that high
grass by the house.
"I have found you all. You were
the last one caught, Kate. Now,
Amy, you are to find us."
your yes yellow
Kate kite kitty

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Review-What I Can Read
Let me tell you what I can read
about in this book.
I read about a fox. He jumped
for some grapes, but he could not
get them. So at last he went away
and said they were sour.
A dog and a rabbit went into a
hungry lion's den, but they did not
come out. Mr. Fox said, "Thank
you, I will not go in."
I read here about a cat.
She jumped for Robin Redbreast
when he flew down upon a wall. She
almost had a fall, but she did inot
catch him. He chirped and sang;
she said Mew "
Pussy cat had been to London.
She caught a mouse under the
Queen's chair.
I read, too, about the children.
They made a snow man.

They had a game of hide and seek,
and Henry found them all.
A man's pig ran away on the way
from market. Then the boys ran as
fast as they could to help catch it.
Some boys threw stones into a
pond. The boys were in play, but
they hurt the frogs in the water.
When I cani read all of this'book,
I shall put it away. Then my mother
will give me a new one to read.

\What makes wax and honey?
W\Vhat has paws like a tiger?
When are cherries ripe?

For Sentence Making
I-shool brought rainbow lark

Iine butterenp rabbit eight
Lqun quo-er quL(.ick

rock-a-bye baby top wind blows
cradle bough break rock

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Rock-a-bye, baby,
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock;
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall,
Down will come baby,
Bough, cradle, and all.

Albert toy many walk
wheels best pull why

Here is Albert with his horse.
The horse can not walk, but it
can run. It runs on its four wheels
when Albert pulls it.
Albert has many toys. He has
a ball, a top, and a kite. But he
likes this best of all his toys.
Do you know why ? I will tell you.
Albert loves horses.
He said "When I am
a man, I shall have a bip
black horse to ride."




Who knows this bird's name?
It is a swan.
It can not walk well or fly high.
But it can swim very fast.
Its feet are like a duck's feet.
This big swan is white. Young
swans are not very pretty. They
look like ducks.
Sometimes the mother swan swims
with her young ones on her back.
Would you not like to see her ?

young name wouli
very sometimes


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stood tail long still gave time
played strong ,

Albert and Rose are two little
One day their mother gave them
a little red, horse. The children
played with it for a time.
Then Albert said, "Now I will
take the horse and go to market."
Oh, no," said Rose. "I will take
it and give my dolls a ride."
"It is my horse," said Albert.
"Oh, no. It is my horse," said
Rose. "Mother bought it for me."
You shall not have it," said

"I will have it," said Rose.
All this time the little red horse
stood still on its four wheels.
Then Rose caught it by the head
and Albert caught it by the tail.
Oh, how they did pull! The little
horse jumped about on its wheels.
Then Albert gave a long pull and
a strong pull. Rose did not let go.
Albert said, "I have it," and Rose
said, I have it," and so they had.
But what?

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face think sick ev'er y
cry washed m-nch Dai'sy

My doll's name is Daisy.
Her face was as red as a rose,
but now it is white.
Albert thinks she is sick.
I do not think she is sick.
She did not eat too much and did
not go out in the rain.
I know why her face is so white.
Shall I tell you?
I washed it this morning.
My face is washed every day. So
I did not think it would hurt Daisy.
She was good and did not cry at all.
But see how
S white she is!
i., -.,^- -I'" W hatdo you
-- v think I can do
for her ?

fuin sweet creep our
brother to geth'er on'ly

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This is our little baby brother.
His name is Henry.
We think he is a pretty baby.
I-e is sweet and good too.
Baby and I have fun together.
He cannot walk. He is too young.
He can only creep.
He creeps to kitty, but she runs
Hie pulls her tail and she does
not like that. It hurts her.
He does not know it hurts her.

sweet swan swim swing wing
stone stood, strong still till

cold bcd coat
start' cd south
North Fr'nk

S- Frank is a
little boy. His home is in the south
where the winters are warm.
It does not snow there.
This winter Frank is with James.
James lives in the north.

One cold morning James jumped
out of bed. Oh, Frank, Frank," he
said, get up and see the snow "
Frank started up and ran to look
at it.
The boys put on their warm coats
and went out to play.
James made a snowball for Frank.
What do you think Frank said ?
Oh, how cold it is! I will take
it into the house and warm it."

snow'flake sea dr6p sky keep
sleep water drop over

We are snowflakes.
Our home was in the big sea.
When we were there, we were
drops of water.
We have many brothers.
One day the sun said to us,
" Little waterdrops, come up into
the sky."
So we went to ride about in the
By and by we started home. It
was a cold day, so we put on our
white coats.
The children saw us come
and said, "Oh, see the pretty
snowflakes !"

The children are very glad to see
us. We play with them. But we
work too.
There are many of us, and we
all work together.
We come when the flowers sleep
in their beds. We put our coats
over them and keep them warm.
They are glad to have us come.
When it is warm, our work here
will be over.
Then we shall go home to the sea.

Review Exercise
What will the cradle do when the
wind blows and the bough breaks ?
Why does Albert like his toy
horse so much?
Did it hurt Daisy to have her
face washed ?
What do young swans look like ?
Who played with the little red
horse that stood on wheels ?
Was Frank's home in the north
or in the south ?
How do snowflakes go from the
sky to the sea?
For Sentence Making
pond sick threw mew
cry walk think drop
Phonetic Exercise
tail maid main tear
pail paid pain dear
rail raid rain near

once near bell round
mice nick hang with out'
Once there was no cat in the
house. Then the mice had a good
time. When she came, their fun was
over. If one only put his head out,
her paws were on him at once.
So the mice came together to see
what they could do about it.
"Let us hang a bell round her
neck," said a little mouse. It will
tell when she
Sis near, and we
can hide."
"Good," said the other mice.
Some ran at once to get a bell.
"Now," said an old mouse, "who
will hang it round the cat's neck ? "
"Not I," said the little mouse.
"I am too little."
"Not I," "Not I," said all.
So she still goes without any bell.

3 happy

Work while you work,
Play while you play,
This is the way
To be happy and gay.

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Language Exercise
What game did the children play ?
They hide and seek.
How many chickens did you count ?
I ten chickens.
Did the fox jump for the grapes ?
He and said they were sour.

re lived love loved
lp helped look looked
ay played work worked
Phonetic Exercise
low few lie
flow flew fly


Sight Reading
"Good morning, pretty flower.
S How do you do?"
S"Good morning, little girl.
I am very well, I thank you."
., "I am glad to see you,
little flower. What is your
name ? "
"My name is daisy."
"Why, my doll's name is Daisy
too! Where is your home, little
daisy ? "
It is here in the green grass."
"What do you do in the grass ?"
"I make the field look pretty. I
play with the other flowers."
Does it hurt you to have the rain
fall on you ? "
Oh, no. I like the rain. It makes
me grow."

tall took year wake oak stayed
foot a'corn a among' be come' world

Once I was a little .
acorn. All summer .'* -.
I stayed with my
mother, the oak tree.
One autumn day a
strong wind came
by. It said, "Come' _
with me, little acorn. .
I will take you to see the big
But the wind only took me to the
ground, and then it went on. There
I stayed.
One day a man put his foot on me,
so that I went down into the ground.
Then winter came and I went to

When spring came, my long sleep
was over. The sunshine and the
warm rain said, "Wake up, little
acorn. Spring is here. Come up
out of the ground."
Then I put out some little green
Many years have gone by. Now
I am a tall tree with strong boughs.
Little birds make their homes
among my boughs.
Now I have many little children.
They all leave me. They go out
to see the world, as I did.
Some of them become oak
trees. But many of them I do
not see again. Do you know
what becomes of them?
Phonetic Exercise
when whim whine
whet whit white

corn cow sure horn
sheep a sleep' hay'stack

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Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn;
The sheep's in the meadow, the

cow's in the corn.
Where's the little boy that looks
after the sheep ?
He is under the haystack, fast asleep.
Will you wake him ? No, not I;
For if I do, he'll be sure to cry.

cow's cow is sheep's sheep is
he'll he will where's where is

Sight Reading
What does the cat say? What do
dogs say? What do ducks say ?
What would a horse tell you if
he could?
I think he would say, "I let you
ride on my back. I pull your wagon."
The hen would say, "I give you
eggs to eat."
What does the cow do for us ?
What does the sheep do for us ?
Why did not the mice hang a bell
round the cat's neck?
What is the way to be happy
and gay ?
What did the acorn become after
many years ?
Who was fast asleep under the
haystack ?
Phonetic Exercise
all bell will roll pull
tall tell till toll full

wing peep 16n'ger birdie till
rest rise stronger limb

What does little birdie say,
In her nest at peep of day?
"Let me fly," says little birdie,
"Mother, let me fly away."
"Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till the little wings are stronger."
So she rests a little longer,
Then she flies away.

What does little baby say,
In her bed at peep of day ?
Baby says, like little birdie,
"Let me rise and fly away."
"Baby, sleep a little longer,
Till the little limbs are stronger."
If she sleeps a little longer,
Baby too shall fly away.




I bean plant root stem
food light send air
Here is a bean.
A plant is asleep in it.
I\64- This baby plant has a
root and stem and leaves.
Would you like to see it wake
from its sleep ?
Then put the bean into the ground.
The rain will fall on it, and the
sun will warm it.
After a while the baby plant will
wake and creep up to the light.
Then it will get food. But how?
It will send its roots into the
ground, and its stem and leaves into
the air.
The root will get food from the
The leaves will get food from the
air and sunshine.
The plant -will grow big and strong.



In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep, so deep,
A dear little plant
Lay fast asleep.

"Wake," said the sunshine,
And creep to the light."
" Wake," said the voice
Of the raindrops bright.

For Sentence Making
oak sleep
send bell
top stem
toy wheels
Phonetic Exercise
right ring
bright bring






dry men soft n other
hay cit ever cet'tle

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ha- is, -
Men cut the tall green grass that
grows in the meadows.
Then they leave it there to dry
in the sun. The dry grass is hay.
Cattle like to eat it.
The children like to go into the
fields and play on the soft sweet hay.
They throw it over one another
till they are almost buried in it.
Did you ever ride on a hay wagon?

ox cross soon self'~sh don't
asked want barn manager do not

One day a cross dog went into
a barn and lay down in a manger.
-Soon an ox came into the barn.
He had been at work and was hungry.
He wanted the hay in the manger,
but the cross dog would not let him
come near it.
"Do you want that hay ? asked
the ox.
"No, I don't eat hay," said the dog.
How selfish you are !" said the
ox. You can not eat the hay, and
you will not let me eat it."

wonder hear harm claw
sharp eye night miist
I like little pussy
Her coat is so warm,
And if I don't hurt her,
SShe'll do me no harm.
Let me see your soft paws, kitty.
Your claws are sharp.
You can pull them in
or put them out. : -
You keep them in '-
when you creep up '
near a mouse. Eyes in Daytime
No wonder he does not hear you
come. Out come your sharp claws
?.. wheri you spring on him.
I I wonder how you see
the mice at night!
You can see as well in
7, the night as in the day.
Eyes at g I think you must have
very queer eyes.

Sight Reading-What they Wished
I wish I were a buttercup down
in the meadow," Kate said. "The
grass would make a cradle for me.
The wind would rock me all day
long. What fun that would be! "
I do not want to be a buttercup,"
said Amy. "It has to stay in the
meadow all the time. I want to see
the world. I wish I were a butterfly.
"I could fly about everywhere, and
go from flower to flower in the
sunshine. I am sure that would
make me happy."
"What would you like to be,
Rose ?"
I like the yellow buttercups,"
said Rose, and the butterflies too.
But I like best to be my mother's
little girl, and have her to love me.
That is best of all."

Smamma a' pa pa' sing try
tried grew side g6t
Mr. Robin had a little
round nest in an oak
tree. This was his house.
His four baby robins lived in it.
They grew very fast. Soon the house
was too little for them.
"It is time for you to fly," said
Papa Robin.
Oh, we can not fly," said the robins.
"You can, if you try," said papa.
One young robin got up on the side
of the nest.
"Oh, no, I can not fly. I shall fall."
"Try, try to fly," said his papa.
The robin did try. He flew into a tree.
"Oh, what fun! said the little
bird. "I like to fly. See me go!"
Then the other robins tried.
In a little while they could all fly.

The robins could fly, but they
could not sing.
Papa Robin said to them, Come,
little robins, it is time for you to
No, papa, we can not sing."
"Oh, yes, little ones, you can.
Hear the other birds sing. Look at
the pretty flowers and the blue sky.
Then you will want to sing. Hear
me sing to you. Now sing for me."
One little robin did sing.
Then they all sang with their papa
and mamma.
A little girl came by. "Why,
hear the birds sing !"
she said. "How happy j
they are!" L"
Phonetic .Exercise
then thee this these ''
than thine that those .'

doth thing poor sit hive him slf'

The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will the robin do then ?
Poor thing!
He will sit in a barn,
And to keep himself warm,
Will hide his head under his wing,
Poor thing!
The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will the honey-bee do ?
Poor thing!
In his hive he will stay,
Till the snow's gone away,
And then he'll come out in the
Poor thing!

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garden swing boat wide roof
couin'try pleasant 'st child far
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Don't you like to swing?
I think it is the pleasantest thing
a child can do.
Sometimes I play my swing is a
boat. The wind blows. My boat
rises and falls on the sea.
Sometimes I play I am a bird.
I fly high in the air.
Birds can look down on trees,
gardens, and roofs of houses. They
see far and wide over the country. "I
wish I could fly as high as a bird can.

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sto'ry bad picture
The dog in the manger was cross
and selfish.
But all dogs are not bad.
Here is the picture of a good dog.
I wonder if any child can tell a
story about this picture.

bring pleas'ant
I play with the flowers in the
garden. I rock the birds in their
nests on the boughs.:
Sometimes I break boughs from
big trees, and blow roofs from houses.
I bring rain and snow. I bring
pleasant days and sunshine too.
You hear me, but can not see me.
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picnic city river Brown nev'er
friends fill jam bread such

This year Amy Brown had a
picnic on the river.
Two of her friends, who live far
away in the city, were with her for
the summer. She asked some of her
little friends in the country to come,
The day of the picnic was blight
Thisand beautiful. The childremy brown all went
down to the side of the river.
Two of her friends, who live far
away in the city, were with her for
the summer. She asked some of her
little friends in the country to come,
The day of the picnic was bright
and beautiful. The children all went
down to the side of the river.

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