1. 'Come, little leaves,' said the wind one day.

'Come o'er the meadows with me, and play;

Put on your dress of red and gold

Summer is gone, and the days grow cold.'

2. Soon as the leaves heard the wind's loud call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all;

Over the brown fields they danced and flew,

Singing the soft little songs they knew.

3. 'Cricket, good-by, we've been friends so long;

Little brook, sing us your farewell song,--

Say you are sorry to see us go;

Ah! you will miss us, right well we know.

4. 'Dear little lambs, in your fleecy fold,

Mother will keep you from harm and cold;

Fondly we've watched you in vale and glade;

Say, will you dream of our loving shade?'

5. Dancing and whirling, the little leaves went;

Winter had called them, and they were content.

Soon fast asleep in their earthy beds,

The snow laid a coverlet over their heads.

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

  • Who do the leaves say goodbye to in the story?
  • How is the snow in the story like a mother or a father to the leaves?