1. Once there was a little kitty,

White as the snow;

In a barn he used to frolic,

Long time ago.

2. In the barn a little mousie

Ran to and fro;

For she heard the little kitty,

Long time ago.

3. Two black eyes had little kitty,

Black as a crow;

And they spied the little mousie,

Long time ago.

4. Four soft paws had little kitty,

Paws soft as snow;

And they caught the little mousie,

Long time ago.

5. Nine pearl teeth had little kitty,

All in a row;

And they bit the little mousie,

Long time ago.

6. When the teeth bit little mousie,

Mousie cried out 'Oh!'

But she slipped away from kitty,

Long time ago.

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

  • Do you think the kitty was cruel to try to eat the mousie? Why or why not?
  • Were you happy when the mousie escaped in the end? Describe why or why not.