1. Now the day is over,

Night is drawing nigh,

Shadows of the evening

Steal across the sky.

2. Now the darkness gathers,

Stars begin to peep;

Birds, and beasts, and flowers

Soon will be asleep.

3. Through the lonely darkness,

May the angels spread

Their white wings above me,

Watching round my bed.

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 makes a pleasant bedtime routine for children.
  • Do you take a bath, brush your teeth, read stories, sing lullabies, or say prayers before you go to sleep?