Monday, September 8, 2014

Fun with Lentil (Way back when…)

Teaching with children’s books is a fun way to learn and a great way to bring stories to life. One of the books we read and studied with Five in a Row when Emily was little was Lentil, by Robert McCloskey.

Lentil is a little boy who cannot whistle because his mouth won’t pucker. But he learns to play the harmonica and, by doing so, saves his down from disaster.

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“In the town of Alto, Ohio, there lived a boy named Lentil.”

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“His favorite place to practice was in the bathtub, because there the tone was improved one hundred per cent.”

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“Old Sneep knew that when the musicians looked at him, their mouths would pucker up so they could not play their horns.”

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