The Sack Garden
In this chapter, you will learn to:
- Print the alphabet in order using upper case letters
- Hear, read, and write words with a short /e/
- Hear, read, and write words with a long /e/ (spelled ee)
- Copy short sentences
- Read common sight words in a paragraph
- Answer questions about a story
- Describe the sequence of a story
- State an opinion about a reading
- Use an upper case letter to begin a person’s name
Talk About it
- Have you ever had a garden? What did you grow?
- What did you like about having a garden?
- What was hard about having a garden?
Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
Practice reading these words without the pictures.
The letters a, e, i, o, and u are called vowels. Vowels have short sounds and long sounds. So far, you have looked at short vowel sounds:
- A short /a/ says /a/ like in apple.
- A short /i/ says /i/ like in itch. A short /o/ says /o/ like in octopus.
- A short /u/ says /u/ like in up.
A short /e/ makes an /e/ sound like in Expo.
Match each word to a picture.
|1. ____________||2. ____________||3. ____________|
|4. ____________||5. ____________||6. ____________|
|7. ____________||8. ____________|
Vowels can also make a long sound. The letters ee make a long /e/ sound like in jeep.
Match each word to a picture.
|9. __________||10. __________||11. __________|
|12. __________||13. __________||14. __________|
|15. __________||16. __________|
Pick the word that matches the picture.
Read these sentences. Then copy them. Use upper case letters correctly. Use periods and question marks correctly.
|My pet is at the vet.|
|I did not see the bee.|
|I got my feet wet.|
|This is a red pen.|
|She is not in bed.|
You will see these words in the reading. They have the short /e/ sound like Expo.
You will see these words in the reading. They have the long /e/ sound like jeep.
Use Your Reading Skills
Listen to The Sack Garden. Then read The Sack Garden in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.
Check Your Understanding
1. Where does Meg live?
Meg lives in _____________________.
2. Who owns most of the farmland in South Africa?
_____________________ own most of the farmland in South Africa.
3. What does Meg use to grow a garden?
Meg uses a _____________________ to grow a garden.
Are these sentences true? Circle yes or no.
|4. A sack garden costs a lot of money.||yes||no|
|5. A sack garden takes up a lot of room.||yes||no|
|6. A sack garden does not have many weeds.||yes||no|
7. How do you make a sack garden? Put these steps in the right order (1, 2, 3).
_____ Make little holes in the side of the sack.
_____ Put dirt and rocks in the sack.
_____ Put plants in the holes.
Write all the letters of the alphabet in order. Use upper case letters.
Use an upper case letter at the beginning of a person’s name.
This is Meg. – YES
This is meg. – NO
Write your full name on the line below. Use upper case letters to begin each name.
Find a classmate. Write their full name on the line below. Use upper case letters to begin each name.
Find another classmate. Write their full name on the line below. Use upper case letters to begin each name.
Have you ever had a garden?
If so, tell your instructor about your garden. Your instructor will write down your words. Then copy your story into your notebook.
If not, imagine you were going to plant a garden. Think about what you would want to grow. 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 use an upper case letter at the beginning of a person’s name?
- Did you end each sentence with a period or question mark?
- Are you missing any words?
|Check Your Understanding|
|7||2, 1, 3|
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