Module B – Lessons 1 to 10

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Lesson 1 – Poems And Rhymes

NEW WORDS: branches, caterpillars, clop, crawl, crawly, creepy, dip, early, elves, fanny, flea, flurry, foolish, footnote, fractured, gently, glide, gulls, higglety, hoppety, hump, hurry, immense, inches, jiggle, kangaroo, knee, leap, limped, lions, neither, pig’s, pigglety, prize, proud, puppies, quarter, race, raggedy, riders, seek, shadow, shoelace, silly, slide, snail, themselves, tiny, underneath, until, wiggle 

I wake in the morning early,

And always,

The very first thing,

I poke out my head,

And I sit up in bed,

And I sing,

And I sing,

And I sing. 


Poem by Rose Fyleman

The Raggedy Dog
The Raggedy Dog chased the Raggedy Cat,

And she climbed to the top of a tree.

So the Raggedy Dog came a-running and sat,

Underneath until quarter-past three.

That night, as the moon rose over the hill,

And the Raggedy Man came around,

The Cat lay asleep in the branches so still,

And the dog was asleep on the ground. 

Poem by Sherman Ripley

The Snail And The Mouse
The Snail and the Mouse,

Went ’round the house,

Running a race together.

The riders were elves,

And proud of themselves,

For neither weighed more than a feather.

The Snail went crawly, creepy, crawl,

The Mouse went hoppety-hop, sir.

But they came to a fence,

That WAS so immense,

(Six inches!), they HAD to stop, sir!

Poem by Laura E. Richards

A Frog And A Flea
A frog,

And a flea,

And a kangaroo,

Once jumped for a prize,

In a pot of glue.

The kangaroo stuck,

And so did the flea,

And the frog limped home,

With a fractured knee.

Poem by Cynthia Mitchell

Higglety, Pigglety, Pop!

Higglety, pigglety, pop!

The dog has eaten the mop.

The pig’s in a hurry,

The cat’s in a flurry,

Higglety, pigglety, pop!
Poem by Samuel Goodrich


Jump Or Jiggle
Frogs jump,

Caterpillars hump,

Worms wiggle,

Bugs jiggle,

Rabbits hop,

Horses clop,

Snakes slide,

Sea gulls glide,

Mice creep,

Deer leap,

Puppies bounce,

Kittens pounce,

Lions stalk,


I walk!

Poem by Evelyn Beyer


Isn’t it foolish,

To dash off outside,

Before making sure,

That your shoelace is tied?

How silly you’ll look,

When you trip in the street,

And land on your fanny,

Instead of your feet!

Poem by Norah Smaridge


Hide And Seek
When I am alone,

And quite alone,

I play a game,

And it’s all my own.

I hide myself,

Behind myself,

And then I try,

To find myself.

I hide in the closet,

Where no one can see.

Then I start looking,

Around for me.

I hide myself,

And look for myself.

There once was a shadow,

I took for myself.

I hide in a corner,

I hide in the bed,

And when I come near me,

I pull in my head!

Poem by B. Shiffrin


Dip your pipe,

And gently blow.

Watch the tiny bubble grow.

Big and bigger,

Round and fat,


And then,


Poem by Margaret Hillert



Lesson 2 – Inf./Deriv. Build


NEW WORDS: beast, bigger, biting, blown, boats, boxer, boxes, buying, cakes, catfish, child’s, climbing, cloud, cooler, cutting, dads, didn’t, doggies, doggone, doorway, falls, fastest, fattest, feeds, finely, fisherman, fishes, floating, flooded, friendship, getter, getting, gladly, goats, goldfish, hadn’t, haves, headed, henhouse, hers, hills, hopping, horsed, horseflies, horsefly, horsing, housewives, how’d, how’ll, how’re, how’ve, hunted, hunters, hunts, ins, it’d, it’ll, joking, knowing, letting, markdown, news, nightly, nots, outs, runners, sails, swordfish, walkout, windblown



Jill bakes cakes.

That shirt was on markdown.

My pet is a beast.

John’s bigger than Joe.

I see a black bird.

I’m biting hard.

Riding boats is fun.

What’s in those boxes?

Her dog’s a boxer.

Dad’s buying a cake.

Are you joking?

I like those cars.

We have two cats.

Look, I caught it!

That child’s dog is black.

I’m climbing up a tree.

That cloud looks like a sheep.

It’ll be cooler on Sunday.

Stop horsing around.

I couldn’t do that.


Their house is a walkout.

She cried when she fell.

She’s cutting his hair.

I watch the nightly news.

Their dads are hunters.

Our trip was three days.

Didn’t he do that?

Those rats are dead.

I’m all done!

She doesn’t like cake.

Whose doggies are those?

Get out of the doorway.

That doggone cat.

He eats too much cake.

The fox hunted a hen.

Rain falls from the clouds.

They’re the fastest runners.

That’s the fattest hog.

Watch what she feeds her cat.

They horsed around all night.


She cries when it’s too dark.

He’s a fisherman.

He fishes at night.

She sails the seven seas.

That’s a finely made shirt.

I like to eat swordfish.

The light has blown out.

Her hair is windblown.

Will you eat catfish?

That’s a big goldfish!

Look mom, I’m floating!

Our house was flooded.

That bird flies up high.

Watch out for that horsefly.

Their moms are housewives.

I love our friendship.

Watch how the frog gets the fly.

I’m getting wet!

I’ll gladly do that.

He’s a go-getter.


She goes there each Sunday.

Mom’s letting us go.

I see five goats.

He hadn’t seen that.

That will come in handy.

In life, there are “haves” and “have-nots.”

They headed home.

A fox got into the henhouse.

Those hills are high.

I don’t like horseflies!

Is that pen hers?

Those hogs are fat.

That frog is hopping fast.

How’re you doing?

How’d you get here?

How’ll she get home?

How’ve you been?

Dad hunts at night.

She knows the ins and outs of this.

Its legs are long.

It’d be great to see you.

That cat jumped on my dog.

That frog jumps high.

He thinks he’s “all-knowing.”

Tom laid down in his bed.



Lesson 3 – Pattern-Builder Poems


NEW WORDS: Goldilocks, Joel, barking, begun, behold, bills, bold, bone, bub, bullet, bum, chewing, chum, chums, cub, digging, donut, donuts, drinking, drug, dub, dug, fold, glum, grub, gum, gut, height, hubbub, humdrum, hunter’s, hut, jug, lugged, medium, mention, mind, moldy, mumbled, nightclub, outrun, pain, pug, pun, rotten, rum, rut, scum, shell, shrub, shrug, shun, slum, smug, snug, sold, somewhere, spun, started, strut, stub, stun, stunned, tenfold, though, tug, uncut, upstairs, wad



Rich With Gold
Listen Goldilocks,

I didn’t come in from the cold,

To hear you scold!

I told you that I had

Sold the gold,

To Sir Joel the Bold.


Take a hold of the money!

Fold that huge wad of bills!

He paid me tenfold what it was worth!

Now we can get out of this moldy

Dump and live somewhere nice!

Didn’t you mention a house where three bears live?


Nuts For Donuts
I have a cut,

Tut! Tut!

It’s but a tiny rut,

On the skin of my gut.

It’s from the shell of a nut,

That I found in the woods,

Where I happened to strut,

At an old hunter’s hut,

Where the door wouldn’t shut.

I’d rather be uncut,

And I’d rather eat a donut!


  A No Fun Stun
I went for a run,

In the bright sun,

To have some fun.

As soon as I’d begun,

I heard a buzz.

Around I spun,

And a bee stunned me!

It felt like a bullet from a gun!

So I made up a pun,

To take my mind off the pain.

Next time,

Such a bee I must shun,

So, such a bee,

I must outrun!


Chums Who Hum
I was in a humdrum slum,

And I saw a bum,

Whose height was medium,

Drinking rum,

Eating a rotten plum,

And chewing gum.

He mumbled, “yum,”

Even though the rum,

Looked like pond scum.

The poor guy looked glum.

He’d lost his drum.

But then in a second,

Up walked his chum.

They both started to hum.

It got me in the mood for gum,

So I went and bought some.


A Smug Pug
I was digging out back.

I gave a tug,

And I found two things in the dirt.

A jug and a mug.

At first I gave a shrug.

But my pug started barking.

So, I pulled up the jug and the mug.

In the mug, I found a bug and a slug.

I lugged them into the house,

Where we would both be snug.

I drug them onto the rug.

My pug gave me a hug for what I had dug!

You see, there was a bone in the jug!


Party Bear
I’d been to my club at the pub,

I’d eaten some grub.

I got home, opened my door,

And I heard a hubbub!

I stub my toe going upstairs,

And then what do I find?

There’s a bear cub,

In my bath tub!

He yells to me,

“Rub-a-dub-dub, Bub!

Can you give me a scrub?!”

I screamed, jumped out the window,

And landed in a shrub.

The bear walked out and said,

“Thanks. I’m headed to the nightclub!”



Lesson 4 – Beatrix Potter


The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Part One:


NEW WORDS: Cottontail, Flopsy, Mopsy, beneath, berries, brass, buttons, cabbages, cared, dears, fields, fir, fought, group, hoo, loaf, missed, naughty, parsley, push, rake, root, sobs, squeezed, squirmed, thief



It was once upon a time. There were four young rabbits. They were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. They lived with their mom in a warm den. It was beneath the root of a large fir tree. The sun was high in the sky. It was time to plan their day.
“Now, my dears,” said their mom. “You may go to the fields. Or down the road. But don’t go to Mr. Gregg’s farm. Your dad got in a mess there. He was put in a pie by Mrs. Gregg. Now run and play. And be good. Be smart. And take care! I’ve got to go out. I need to buy some things for us.”


Then she took a bag and a hat. She went through the woods to the store. She bought a loaf of brown bread. And five hot cross buns.

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail went down the road. They were all good bunnies. They were to pick up berries to bring back home.

But Peter was naughty. He ran straight to Mr. Gregg’s farm. He squeezed through the gate! He ate some greens. Then some French beans. And then he ate some peas.

But then, he was feeling sick. He went to look for some parsley. He went to the end of a group of plants. Oh! No! There was Mr. Gregg! Right in front of him!

Mr. Gregg was on his hands and knees. He was planting lots of young cabbages. He saw Peter. He jumped up! He ran after him! He waved a rake. He called out, “Stop, thief!”


Peter was scared to death. He rushed all ’round the garden. And bad news for him! He did not know the way back to the gate.

He lost his left shoe in all of the thick, green plants. Then he lost his right shoe. That was left in the squash rows. He had now lost both his shoes. So, he ran on four legs.

So, now he could be quite fast. Maybe he could now get far from Mr. Gregg. But he did not have much luck. He ran right in to a huge net. He was stuck tight in it. He was caught by the buttons on his coat. It was a blue coat. It had brass buttons. They were quite new.


Poor young Peter thought that he was done for. Now he cried big tears. Boo! Hoo! Sob! Sob! But his sobs were heard by some crows. They cared for him. They flew to him with great speed. “Caw! Caw! Caw!”

Crows are smart! They asked him to try quite hard to get loose. Push! Pull! Push! Pull!” they screamed. “Don’t give up! Don’t stop! You can do it!”

Then Mr. Gregg caught up with them. He was right there, now. He had a cloth bag. He meant to pop it on top of Peter. That would catch him!

But Peter fought and squirmed. He got out, at last! And just in time! Gregg just missed him! But he was sad. He had to leave his nice new coat there. His mom would be quite mad!



Lesson 5 – Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Part Two:

NEW WORDS: achoo, chill, fear, itched, lip, lop, passed, pea, point, shake, sneezed, tool



He rushed into the tool shed. He jumped in to a large can. The can was used to water plants. It might have been a good thing to hide in. But it had lots of water in it. It was wet in there!

Mr. Gregg came near to the bunny, fast. He was quite sure that Peter was some where in the tool shed. Could Peter hide in a pot? He turned them all this way and that. With great care, he looked in each one.

Peter was now both wet and cold. And soon, poor Peter sneezed. He could not hold it off. His nose itched. “Achoo!” He now gave up the best place he had to hide in!

It seemed like no time at all had passed. Mr. Gregg chased him once more. This time, it was worse! Gregg tried to put his big foot down on top of Peter!


It was a close call! But Peter was too quick for him. A bit of luck helped him this time. He jumped out of a door. He knocked down three plants that were in pots when he ran out.

Peter then sat down to rest. “Whew!” He was quite out of breath. And you could see him shake with fear. He had been in a bad way, for sure. Mrs. Gregg might put him in a pie, too! He had to make sure that he did not get caught! He thought and thought. He put his brain to work.

He knew that he did not have a good plan. He did not know which way to go next. And, he was quite damp, since he had been in the wet can. His fur was all wet. He had a bad chill. So, he took his time. Then, he walked here and there. He went, “liplop, lip-lop, lip-lop.”


He did not go fast. He looked all ’round. He tried to find a good way to get out. His plan was to go fast. And then to run home. He wished to be safe and sound. No more Mr. Gregg to scare him!

He found a door in a wall. But it was locked. There was no room for a fat young rabbit to squeeze through it.

He saw an old mouse. She ran in and out of the stone door step. She had lots of peas and beans. She was to take them back to the woods. Her kids had to eat, of course!

Peter asked her the way to the gate. But she had a large pea in her mouth. She could not say a thing to him. And she could not point him to the gate. She could just shake her head at him. Poor Peter cried once more. Huge tears fell from his eyes.


What would he do? Why had he done this? His mom had told him to not go there! Would he see his home once more? Or was this his last day on Earth?! He thought some more. He calmed down. Then he tried to find his way straight through the farm.

But it was not clear what the best way out was. He went ’round and ’round. He was not close to the gate yet. Soon, he came to a pond. That’s where Mr. Gregg filled his water cans.



Lesson 6 – Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Part Three:


NEW WORDS: Peter’s, cousin, dose, faced, feast, flopped, greed, peeped, scritch, slipped, trail, twitched, wheelbarrow 



A white cat was there. The cat stared at some gold fish. She had a look of greed in her eyes! “Good fish to eat,” she thought. She sat quite, quite still. But now and then, the tip of her tail twitched. It was like the tail was alive on its own!

Peter thought it best to leave, fast. He did not want to speak to her. He did not trust her. You see, he had heard about cats from his cousin. That’s young Ben the Bunny. He knew, now, that cats were not good friends to bunnies!

He walked back a bit. He was near the tool shed once more. But then, there was a noise quite close to him. The noise came right out of the blue. What could make such a noise?

Well, it was a hoe that went through the dirt. It went, “Scritch! Scratch! Scratch! Scritch!” Peter ran to hide in a thick bush. He stayed there a bit. Gregg did not see him. It seemed safe.


So, he came out from the bush. He climbed up on top of a wheelbarrow. He peeped past it. The first thing he saw was Mr. Gregg. Gregg held the hoe. He worked to get the weeds out from the ground.

Mr. Gregg’s back faced Peter. So, Gregg did not see him. And a bit past Gregg was the gate! Oh, the gate! Oh, to be out of that farm! And past that gate!

Peter got down. He did not make a sound. He took a deep breath. Then, ZOOM! He ran as fast as he could go. He went by a straight trail. It was a smart way to go!

Mr. Gregg saw him at last. But Peter had a good head start. So, he did not care. He slipped past the gate. And he was safe. At last! He was now in the woods. He was out past the farm.

Mr. Gregg hung up Peter’s coat. And his shoes! They would look like a scare-crow. The black birds would be scared of it. So, they would not eat Gregg’s plants.


Peter did not stop to rest. He did not look back. Not once! He just ran and ran and ran! In a bit, he was back at the big fir tree. He was home. He was safe and sound. “Whew! What a day!”

He was quite tired! He went in the den. He flopped down on the nice, soft sand on the floor. He shut his eyes.

His mom was at the stove. She did not see his clothes on him. “Hmm!” she said. She got a big frown on her face. It was the second coat and pair of shoes that Peter had lost. And in just two weeks time!

I am sad to say this. Peter just did not feel well at all that night. Of course, that makes sense. He had been scared all day! And he had run a LOT!

His mom put him to bed. She made some sweet tea to calm him. She gave him a dose of it. It would help him sleep well. “Just a wee bit to drink at bed time,” she said. She gave Peter a warm smile. Of course, she did not know what he had done that day!! And it was NOT good.

The other bunnies had a good day, though. So, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail had a great feast. They got to eat bread and milk and berries! Yum!




Lesson 7 – Poems And Rhymes


NEW WORDS: April, Bombay, Jennie, Jennie’s, Liza, Mary, Tony, Vinny, apples, baker, birdie, bricks, bull’s, butcher, butterflies, candies, chains, cherries, cocked, crushing, decks, derby, flippy, floppy, housetop, loaded, maker, masts, meadows, necks, packet, passengers, pilot, pumpkin, raking, rise, rooster’s, sailed, sailor, sailors, served, shamed, shining, sill, skies, sleepy, steeple, thee, toad’s, washing, willow

Church People
Here’s the church,

And here’s the steeple.

Open the door,

And see all the people!


Tiny Tony
Little Tiny-Tony,

Was a sailor-man.

He made himself a boat,

And sailed it in a pan.


Three Men In A Tub

Three men in a tub,

And who do you think they be?

The butcher, the baker,

The candlestick maker,

And all of them gone to sea.


Rain is good

For washing leaves,

And stones and bricks, and

Even eyes.

And if you hold

Your head just so,

You can almost see

The tops of skies.

Poem by Lucille Clifton

Time To Rise
A birdie with a yellow bill,

Hopped upon the window-sill,

Cocked his shining eye and said,

“Ain’t you ‘shamed, you sleepy-head?”

Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Fly Away
Butterflies, butterflies,

Fly away to the flowers.

Fly, blue wing.

Fly, yellow wing.

Fly away to the flowers!


The Fair
Mary, Vinny, and Liza,

Went to the Fair today.

They each brought back a pumpkin,

But I stayed home to play.


I Saw A Ship A-Sailing
I saw a ship a-sailing,

A-sailing on the sea.

And, oh! it was all loaded,

With pretty things for thee!

There were candies in the cabin,

And apples in the hold.

The sails were made of silk,

And the masts were made of gold.

The four-and-twenty sailors,

That stood between the decks,

Were four-and-twenty white mice,

With chains about their necks.

The captain was a duck,

With a packet on his back.

And when the ship began to move,

The captain said, “Quack! Quack!”


The captain was a guinea-pig,

The pilot was a rat.

And the passengers were rabbits,

Who ran about, pit-pat!


The Toad And The Rabbit
Said the Rabbit to the Hop Toad,

“It’s very strange to me,

How very big and long and wide,

A Hop Toad’s MOUTH can be.”

Said the Hop Toad to the Rabbit,

“I’m sure I’d shed some tears,

If on my head I’d have to wear,

Such flippyfloppy EARS.”

Poem by John Martin

The Willow
A little bird sits in the willow,

A little song sings he.

He nods his head,

He nods his foot,

All in the willow tree!


The Man Of Derby
A little old man of Derby,

How do you think he served me?

He took away my bread and cheese,

And that is how he served me.


The Farm
The rooster’s on the housetop,

Blowing his horn.

The bull’s in the barn,

And is crushing the corn.

The maids in the meadows,

Are raking up the hay.

The ducks in the rain,

Are swimming away.


Jennie’s Cherries
One, two, three, four,

Jennie at the cottage door.

Five, six, seven, eight,

Eating cherries off a plate.


Seven Cats
The king, he went to Bombay,

The road was laid with mats.

That king, who went to Bombay,

Came back with seven cats.



Lesson 8 – Poems And Rhymes


NEW WORDS: bugged, bull, bumped, crowed, milked, mooed, morn, queen, shaved, shorn, torn, waked, worn



Five Wee Bull Frogs
Five wee bull frogs jumped on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mom called the Doc,
And the Doc, he said,
“No more bull frogs on the bed!”

Four wee bull frogs jumped on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mom called the Doc,
And the Doc, he said,
“No more bull frogs on the bed!”

Three wee bull frogs jumped on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mom called the Doc,
And the Doc, he said,
“No more bull frogs on the bed!”

Two wee bull frogs jumped on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mom called the Doc,
And the Doc, he said,
“No more bull frogs on the bed!”

One wee bull frog jumped on the bed.
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mom called the Doc,
And the Doc, he said,
“No more bull frogs on the bed!”


The House That Jack Built
This is the house that Jack built.

This is the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cow with the big sharp horn,
That mooed at the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the Queen, all sad in love,
That milked the cow with the big sharp horn,
That mooed at the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.


This is the man all worn and torn,
That sang to the Queen, all sad in love,
That milked the cow with the big sharp horn,
That mooed at the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the friend all shaved and shorn,
That helped the man all worn and torn,
That sang to the Queen, all sad in love,
That milked the cow with the big sharp horn,
That mooed at the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the bird that crowed in the morn,
That waked the friend all shaved and shorn,
That helped the man all worn and torn,
That sang to the Queen, all sad in love,
That milked the cow with the big sharp horn,
That mooed at the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the farm hand with his corn,
That kept the bird that crowed in the morn,
That waked the friend all shaved and shorn,
That helped the man all worn and torn,
That sang to the Queen, all sad in love,
That milked the cow with the big sharp horn,
That mooed at the dog,
That bugged the cat,
That chased the rat,
That ate the salt,
That lay in the house that Jack built.



Lesson 9 – Fry-Builder


NEW WORDS: God, Greek, determine, electric, exciting, experiment, general, government, heavy, himself, history, however, important, include, information, insects, inside, instruments, interest, interesting, iron, island, itself, joined, killed, language, law, length, less, lifted, located, main, major, march, matter, measure, members, metal, middle, minutes, modern, moment, months, movement, nation, natural, north, northern, notice, object, observe, office, oil, order, oxygen, page, particular, pattern, pay, period, plains, planets, poem, position, possible, problem, wrote



Did you determine who did it?

Have you had an electric shock?

Our experiment did not work.

It was an exciting show.

She took a trip to France.

His father was a French General.

Wash that glass.

God is good.

Will you work for the government?

I love Greek food.

Go to that group.

What happened?!

I’m happy!

Ug, this is heavy!

He said so, himself!

Let’s learn about history.

Hoe the garden for me.

It took two hours.

I love eggs, however you cook them.

Aliens aren’t human.


It’s important that you do this!

My feet are ten inches long.

Does that include a drink?

That’s not enough information.

Insects bug me!

Go inside!

Instead, I’ll take that one.

There are lots of instruments in a band.

Does this interest you?

That was interesting!

Iron my dress.

He lives on an island.

Isn’t she nice?

It turned on by itself!

We joined a swim club.

We kept quiet.

I killed a bug.

Who’s that lady?

Always follow the law!

I’m not the least bit good at that.


That length is too short.

I eat less, now.

Dad lifted me up.

Listen up!

We located the gold!

I’m at Main Street.

March fast!

Don’t light that match.

I don’t know what that means.

She’s an Army Major.

What’s that language?

What’s the matter?

Measure how long the baby is.

They’re club members.

It’s a metal chair.

I’m a middle child.

Pull up that root.

Climb that rope.

Smell this rose.

Run a mile.


Cross the road.

Never mind.

It took two minutes.

We live in a modern time.

Just a moment.

He’s three months old.

Snow is on the mountains.

Don’t make a movement.

I like rock music.

Our nation is the U.S.

This food is all-natural.

Santa lives up North.

See the Northern Lights?

Write her a note.

Nothing makes her mad.

Did you notice that?

What’s that object in the sky?

Observe his golf swing.

Sail to the ocean.

Dad’s at his office.


Don’t do that often.

Bring the oil can.

No problem!

That’s an order!

We breathe oxygen.

See page twenty.

I’m particular about what I eat.

Tom passed the ball well.

I don’t see a pattern.

Will you pay me?

Eighty people came.

Pass out two per child.

Put a period at the end.

Who’s that person?

Here’s a piece of cake.

The Great Plains are flat.

The plane landed.

I can name eight planets.

Zack wrote this poem.

Point to her.

Get in position, then run!

That’s not possible!



Lesson 10 –
Poems And Rhymes


NEW WORDS: England, Spain, blanket, bustle, butter, butterfly, candy, daddy, dandy, decide, dozen, finger, flying, frozen, fruit, gobble, golden, grocer’s, hobble, hush, lady, mama, pandy, pigeons, playhouse, puppy, purple, quicker, reason, riddle, robin’s, seem, shower, skyscraper, sniff, south, sparkling, spread, sprightly, stiff, sun’s, sunbeam, thicker, yesterday’s

One, Two, Three
One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
But I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little one upon the right.


And Sun-Go-In,
Here’s a soft blanket,
To cuddle your chin.

And Sun-Come-Out,
Throw off the blanket,
And bustle about.

Poem by Eleanor Farjeon


The Old Woman From France
There came an old woman from France,
Who taught grown-up children to dance.
But they were so stiff,
She sent them home in a sniff,
This sprightly old woman from France.

Poem by Ivy O. Eastwick


The Puppy Chased The Sunbeam
The puppy chased the sunbeam,
All around the house.
He thought it was a bee,
Or a little golden mouse.
He thought it was a spider,
On a little silver string.
He thought it was a butterfly,
Or some such flying thing.
He thought, but OH! I cannot tell you,
HALF the things he thought,
As he chased the sparkling sunbeam,
Which just would not be caught.


Hush-a-bye, baby,
Daddy is near.
Mama is a lady,
And that’s very clear.


Skyscraper, skyscraper,
Scrape me some sky.
Tickle the sun,
While the stars go by.

Tickle the stars,
While the sun’s climbing high,
Then skyscraper, skyscraper,
Scrape me some sky.

Poem by Dennis Lee


Handy Pandy
Handy Pandy,
Loves plum cake,
And sugar candy.

He bought some,
At a grocer’s shop,
And out he came,
Hop, hop, hop!


Yesterday’s Paper
Yesterday’s paper makes a hat,
Or a boat,
Or a plane,
Or a playhouse mat.

Yesterday’s paper makes things
Like that,
And a very fine tent,
For a sleeping cat.

Poem by Mable Watts


The Robins
A robin and a robin’s son,
Once went to town to buy a bun.
They couldn’t decide on plum or plain,
And so they went back home again.


How A Puppy Grows
I think it’s very funny,
How a puppy grows,
A little on his wiggle-tail,
A little on his nose,
A little on his tummy,
And a little on his ears.
I guess he’ll be a dog, all right,
In half a dozen years.

Poem by Leroy F. Jackson


The Girl In The Lane
The girl in the lane,
Who couldn’t speak plain,
Cried, “Gobble, gobble, gobble!”
The man on the hill,
Who couldn’t stand still,
Went Hobble, hobble, hobble!


Yellow Butter
Yellow butter,
Purple jelly,
Red jam,
Black bread.
Spread it thick,
Say it quick.
Yellow butter,
Purple jelly,
Red jam,
Black bread.
Spread it thicker,
Say it quicker.
Yellow butter,
Purple jelly,
Red jam,
Black bread.
Now repeat it,
While you eat it.
Yellow butter purple jelly red jam black bread!
Don’t talk with your mouth full!

Poem by Mary Ann Hoberman


A Plum Pudding
Flour of England,
Fruit of Spain,
Met together in a shower of rain,
Put in a bag tied round with a string.
If you’ll tell me this riddle,
I’ll give you a ring.


My little snowman has a mouth,
So he is always smiling south.
My little snowman has a nose,
I couldn’t seem to give him toes,
I couldn’t seem to make his ears.
He shed a lot of frozen tears,
Before I gave him any eyes,
But they are big ones for his size.

Poem by David McCord


Two Pigeons
I had two pigeons,
Bright and gay,
They flew from me,
The other day,

What was the reason,
They did go?
I cannot tell,
For I don’t know.


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