class 11 June, 2014

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We started class with Go Fish.  We used a version that has animals with the spelling on each card.

Reading, pronunciation, comprehension and writing:

We spent the rest of the class on a Aesop Fable.  They had to first look up words they did not know, then copy the text with correct punctuation.  Each student took turns reading a segment aloud.  I read it aloud and worked for meaning – explained the action and discuss vocab as they came up.

The Lion and The Mouse

A lion was sleeping in the jungle, his head resting on his paws. A timid little mouse did not see the lion. She walked very near the lion, and then she saw the lion. She was very afraid and ran across the lion’s nose. The lion woke up, he was angry. He laid his paw on the tiny mouse to kill her.

“Don’t kill me!”, begged the mouse. “Please let me go and one day I will repay you.” The lion was amused to think a mouse could ever help him. But he was generous and let the mouse go.

A few days later, while the lion was hunting, he got caught in a hunter’s net. He could not get out. He roared very loudly. The mouse heard the lion and went to see him. The mouse saw the net and chewed on it until it broke apart. The lion got out of the net and was very happy.

The mouse said, “I told you I could help you.”

Moral – No act of kindness is ever wasted.

– Aesop Fable

Jungle
Paws
Timid
Near
Afraid
Angry
Laid
Kill
Begged
Repay
Generous
Let go
Hunter
Net
Get out
Roar
Loudly
Broke apart
Kindness
Wasted

Next class 

I will ask questions about the story, the action.  Where were they?  What was the lion doing?  Etc.

They will tell me the story.

Discuss the moral.

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