1. 'Where did you get that owl, Harry?'

2. 'Fred and I found him in the old, hollow oak.'

3. 'How did you know he was there?'

4. 'I'll tell you. Fred and I were playing 'hide and seek' round the old barn, one night just at dusk.

5. 'I was just creeping round the corner, when I heard a loud squeak, and a big bird flew up with something in his claws.

6. 'I called Fred, and we watched him as he flew to the woods. Fred thought the bird was an owl, and that he had a nest in the old oak.

7. 'The next day we went to look for him, and, sure enough, he was there.'

8. 'But how did you catch him? I should think he could fight like a good fellow with that sharp bill.'

9. 'He can when he is wide awake; but owls can't see very well in the daytime, and he was taking a nap.

10. 'He opened his great eyes, and ruffled up his feathers, and said, 'Whoo! Whoo!' 'Never mind who,' Fred said, and slipped him into a bag.'

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

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Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • Why was Fred able to capture the owl?
  • Do you think Fred was right to trap the owl in a bag?