There is a little maiden--

Who is she? Do you know?

Who always has a welcome,

Wherever she may go.

Her face is like the May time,

Her voice is like the bird's;

The sweetest of all music

Is in her lightsome words.

Each spot she makes the brighter,

As if she were the sun;

And she is sought and cherished

And loved by everyone;

By old folks and by children,

By loft and by low;

Who is this little maiden?

Does anybody know?

You surely must have met her.

You certainly can guess;

What! I must introduce her?

Her name is Cheerfulness.

Marian Douglas.

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

  • Is the little maiden from the story a real person?
  • Describe a situation in which you felt cheerful.