1. Wake up, little darling, the birdies are out,

And here you are still in your nest!

The laziest birdie is hopping about;

You ought to be up with the rest.

Wake up, little darling, wake up!

2. Oh, see what you miss when you

slumber so long--

The dewdrops, the beautiful sky!

I cannot sing half what you lose in my song;

And yet, not a word in reply.

Wake up, little darling, wake up!

3. I've sung myself quite out of patience with you,

While mother bends o'er your dear head;

Now birdie has done all that birdie can do:

Her kisses will wake you instead!

Wake up, little darling, wake up!

George Cooper.

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 a spectacular spring morning.
  • Describe a sultry summer morning.
  • Describe a crisp fall morning.
  • Describe a sparkling winter morning.