1. Listen to the kitchen clock!

To itself it ever talks,

From its place it never walks;


Tell me what it says.

2. 'I'm a very patient clock,

Never moved by hope or fear,

Though I've stood for many a year;


That is what it says.

3. 'I'm a very truthful clock:

People say about the place,

Truth is written on my face;


That is what it says.

4. 'I'm a most obliging clock;

If you wish to hear me strike,

You may do it when you like;


That is what it says.

5. 'I'm a very friendly clock;

For this truth to all I tell,

Life is short, improve it well;


That is what it says.

6. What a talkative old clock!

Let us see what it will do

When the hour hand reaches two;


That is what it says.

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 clocks say to us.
  • Do clocks ever 'lie' to us?
  • There is a saying that, 'Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.' What does this mean?