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A New Flower

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Flowers

Learning Goals

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Print the alphabet in lower case letters
  • Hear, read, and write words with a short /o/ and a short /u/
  • Copy short sentences
  • Read common sight words in a paragraph
  • Answer questions about a story
  • State an opinion about a reading
  • End a sentence with a period or question mark

Talk About It

  • Do you have any grandparents? What will you always remember about them?

Picture Dictionary

Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
https://pixabay.com/en/old-female-woman-face-person-304605/ https://pixabay.com/en/airliner-plane-flying-airplane-309920/ https://pixabay.com/en/flowers-flower-plants-nature-macro-163716/
grandma plane flowers
https://pixabay.com/en/garden-gardening-plant-bed-art-576622/ https://pixabay.com/en/card-club-outlined-playing-black-157402/ https://pixabay.com/en/brain-think-human-idea-20424/
garden club know
https://pixabay.com/en/men-group-painting-crouching-158684/ https://pixabay.com/en/clock-kuechenuhr-time-time-of-499042/ https://pixabay.com/en/home-house-building-architecture-154691/
long time home
https://pixabay.com/en/girl-face-head-ponytail-pigtails-306765/
smile
Practice reading these words without the pictures.
time garden smile home club
flowers long know plane grandma

Word Skills

Word Patterns

The letters a, e, i, o, and u are called vowels. The letter o makes an /o/ sound like in octopus.

https://pixabay.com/en/octopus-purple-tentacle-squid-sea-311705/

The letter o says /o/ like in octopus.

Match each word to a picture.
log mop dot jog hot
cot cop pot top box
https://pixabay.com/en/policeman-cop-officer-police-head-303443/ https://pixabay.com/en/cardboard-box-cardboard-box-161578/ https://pixabay.com/en/mop-tool-cleaning-house-cleaner-42361/
 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________
https://pixabay.com/en/dice-rolling-throwing-one-dot-312625/ https://pixabay.com/en/topspin-spin-top-spinning-spindle-304298/ https://pixabay.com/en/cot-purple-bed-sleep-sleeping-312131/
 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________
https://pixabay.com/en/runner-running-long-distance-579328/ https://pixabay.com/en/cooking-pot-sauce-pan-pot-cooking-146459/ https://pixabay.com/en/tree-log-fallen-cartoon-nature-576846/
7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________
https://pixabay.com/en/bottle-hot-tabasco-sauce-food-576342/
10. ____________

Word Patterns

The letter u says /u/ like in up.

https://pixabay.com/en/arrows-blue-up-upload-glossy-147751/

The letter u says /u/ like in up.

Match each word to a picture.
sun mud rug mug pup
bug cup gum nut
https://pixabay.com/en/dog-pup-puppy-labrador-lab-34289/ https://pixabay.com/en/acorn-nut-nature-seed-150258/ https://pixabay.com/en/bug-animal-macro-369229/
11. ____________ 12. ____________ 13. ____________
https://pixabay.com/en/puddle-boots-child-mud-114348/ https://pixabay.com/en/sun-summer-sunlight-vacation-147426/ https://pixabay.com/en/bubblegum-face-blow-boy-brown-154057/
14. ____________ 15. ____________ 16. ____________
https://pixabay.com/en/rug-carpet-brown-white-oval-round-576081/ cup-661972_1280 coffetogo-50734_1280
17. ____________ 18.____________ 19. ____________
Pick the word that matches the picture.
20. https://pixabay.com/en/mop-tool-cleaning-house-cleaner-42361/ mup mop
21. https://pixabay.com/en/bug-animal-macro-369229/ bug bog
22. https://pixabay.com/en/bubblegum-face-blow-boy-brown-154057/ gum gom
23. https://pixabay.com/en/runner-running-long-distance-579328/ jog jug
24. https://pixabay.com/en/cup-lid-straw-disposable-soft-25180/ cop cup
25. https://pixabay.com/en/cardboard-box-cardboard-box-161578/ bux box
Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.
Read these sentences. Practice writing the words. Begin with an upper case letter.
The mug is hot.
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Is this gum on the rug?
Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 1.28.58 PM
Can you mop up the mud?
Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 1.28.58 PM
The pup had a nap on the cot.
Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 1.28.58 PM
The cop sat on the log.
Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 1.28.58 PM
Ask your instructor to check your work.

You will see these words in the story. They all have the /o/ sound like octopus.

lot not on

You will see these words in the story. They all have the /u/ sound like up.

clubs but hunt

Use Your Reading Skills

Listen to A New Flower. Then read A New Flower in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.


Check Your Understanding

1. Who goes on a plane for the first time?
________________ goes on a plane for the first time.

2. What does the grandma see that she has never seen before?
The grandma sees a ________________.

3. What three things do men do back home?
Back home, men ________________, ________________, and ________________.

4. What makes Dave different from the men back home?
Dave is different from the men back home because he knows about ________________.

5. Do you think the grandma likes Dave? Why or why not? Discuss with a classmate.

Writing

Below are all the letters of the alphabet. They are in upper case. Write each letter in lower case. The first one is done for you.
A ___a___ B _______ C _______ D _______
E _______ F _______ G _______ H _______
I _______ J _______ K _______ L _______
M _______ N _______ O _______ P _______
Q _______ R _______ S _______ T _______
U _______ V _______ W _______ X _______
Y _______ Z _______
Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

Grammar Rule

A sentence can be a question or a statement.

A question asks for information. It ends with a question mark.

What is your name?  – YES

What is your name  – NO

What is your name.  – NO

A statement gives information. It ends with a period.

My name is Ted.  – YES

My name is Ted  – NO

Writing Task

Think of a time when you acted differently from how people expect a man or woman to act. Tell the story to your instructor. Your instructor will write down your words. Then copy your story into your notebook.

When you are done, read your story.

  • Did you begin each sentence with an upper case letter?
  • Did you end each sentence with a period or question mark?
  • Are you missing any words?

Answer Key

Word Skills
QUESTION ANSWER
1 cop
2 box
3 mop
4 dot
5 top
6 cot
7 jog
8 pot
9 log
10 hot
11 pup
12 nut
13 bug
14 mud
15 sun
16 gum
17 rug
18 mug
19 cup
20 mop
21 bug
22 gum
23 jog
24 cup
25 box
Check Your Understanding  
QUESTION ANSWER
1 The grandma
2 flower
3 hunt, fish, farm
4 flowers
Writing
UPPER CASE LOWER CASE
A a
B b
C c
D d
E e
F f
G g
H h
I i
J j
K k
L l
M m
N n
O o
P p
Q q
R r
S s
T t
U u
V v
W w
X x
Y y
Z z

Attributions

See the Attributions page near the end of this book.