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Copy the words. Copy the questions, and answer each with a sentence.

17-Review-Long Sounds

Mary's dog is named Rover. When she comes near he

wags his tail, leaps up, and capers round her.

He will eat

cake and meat. He likes to play, and he will not bite. He

is useful, and Mary drives him in a cart.

Copy, and mark the long sounds of a, e, i, o, and u.

18-Proverbs

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Haste makes waste. Look before you leap.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Better late than never.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

Copy. Make a list of words in italics. Learn and recite proverbs.

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Bread is the staff of life.

The cow gives us butter and beef.

The flesh of the deer is called venison.

Each day we have breakfast, dinner, and supper.
Lunch, or luncheon, is taken between regular meals.
We have pudding, pies, preserves, and fruit for dessert."

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I will thank you for a match.

The happy lass gathers flowers.

Crash went the arrow through the window!

Copy the words and sentences. Mark the short sound of a.

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Dictation. The case of the clock is made of wood.

face is called the dial. There are two hands to show the time. The pendulum is made of brass. It swings back and forth. The weights make the wheels turn.

"See the neat little clock, on the mantel it stands,
And points out the time with its two slender hands;
The one shows the minute, the other the hour,
As often I've seen in the high church tower.

Go must I like the clock; have my face clean and bright;
My hands, when they are moving, must always do right."

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The wedge has a sharp edge.

A dense hedge is around the garden.

Edward spent twelve cents for a red pencil.

Copy the words and sentences. Mark the short sound of e.

24-Capital Letters

Rule.-Names of the days of the week begin with capitals.

Dictation.—The days of the week are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The moon's day is Monday.

My sister and I play together on Saturday.

The first day of the week, Sunday, was named for the sun.

Copy:

25

Sixty seconds make a minute,

How much work can I do in it?

Sixty minutes make an hour,
All the work that's in my power.
Four and twenty hours a day,

Time for work and sleep and play.

To the Teacher.-Give an oral drill on the lessons given to vowel sounds.

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Write the words alphabetically. Mark the short sound of .

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Copy words. Copy sentences, putting the right word in each blank.

To the Teacher.-Explain each lesson when it is assigned. In Lesson 27 have the pupils pronounce the words correctly. Call attention to the difficulties in spelling-silent letters, equivalents, etc.—using the blackboard for this purpose. Let them read the sentences, filling the blanks with the proper words.

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