1. 'What are you good for, my brave little man?

Answer that question for me, if you can,--

You, with your fingers as white as a nun,--

You, with your ringlets as bright as the sun.

All the day long, with your busy contriving,

Into all mischief and fun you are driving;

See if your wise little noddle can tell

What you are good for. Now ponder it well.'

2. Over the carpet the dear little feet

Came with a patter to climb on my seat;

Two merry eyes, full of frolic and glee,

Under their lashes looked up unto me;

Two little hands pressing soft on my face,

Drew me down close in a loving embrace;

Two rosy lips gave the answer so true,

'Good to love you, mamma, good to love you.'

Emily Huntington Miller.

Teaching Guide:

Step 1: Study the New Words

  • Listen to the new words.
  • Recite each of the new words aloud.

Step 2: Examine the Lesson Image

Describe the image, its setting, and its characters.

Step 3: Read the Lesson Passage

  • Find each new word in the passage.
  • Practice reading the passage, both silently and aloud.
  • Upon mastering the passage, recite it aloud to your instructor.

Step 4: Complete Lesson Copywork, Narration, and Dictation

Complete the associated copywork, narration, and dictation for this lesson. Click the icon to access the page.   

Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • Describe what children are 'good for.'
  • What can children give to their families every day?