Main Body

Val’s Garden

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Box of vegetables

Learning Goals

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Print the alphabet in order using lower case letters
  • Read and write words with the endings -s, -ing, and -ed
  • Copy short sentences
  • Read common sight words in a paragraph
  • Answer questions about a story
  • Complete sentences by adding a missing word
  • Use an upper case letter to begin a person’s name

Talk About It

  • Do you like to get to know the people who live near you? Why or why not?

Picture Dictionary

Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
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new city vegetables
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woman sidewalk carrots
https://pixabay.com/en/tomato-bunch-mature-red-food-473764/ https://pixabay.com/en/green-beans-beans-fresh-raw-green-519439/ https://pixabay.com/en/peas-vegetable-healthy-health-16803/
tomatoes beans peas
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talk family door
Practice reading these words without the pictures.
sidewalk peas carrots family
door city woman vegetables
talk beans new tomatoes

Word Skills

Word Patterns

Words can have endings. Some common word endings are –s, –ing, and –ed.

s ing ed
look looks looking looked
pull pulls pulling pulled
talk talks talking talked
1. Fill in this chart.
s ing ed
bill
fill
walk
pick
kick
Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

Word Patterns

The word ending –s can show there is more than one of something.
carrot-148563_640 https://pixabay.com/en/carrots-vegetable-vegetarian-food-768236/
carrot carrots
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unitedsoybean/9623503198 https://pixabay.com/en/green-beans-beans-fresh-raw-green-519439/
bean beans
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pea peas
How many do you see?
2. https://pixabay.com/en/egg-carton-egg-food-cardboard-png-788022/  egg or eggs?
 3. https://pixabay.com/en/stones-rocks-pebbles-tranquil-zen-167089/  rock or rocks?
4. https://pixabay.com/en/bug-animal-macro-369229/  bug or bugs?
5. https://pixabay.com/en/pen-pens-leave-writing-tool-coolie-769052/  pen or pens?
6. https://pixabay.com/en/oak-tree-summer-branches-leaves-309878/ tree or trees?
7. https://pixabay.com/en/rat-animal-mammal-mouse-pest-pet-312046/ rat or rats?
Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.
Read the sentences. Then copy them. Use upper case letters, periods, and question marks correctly.
The dog naps with the cats.
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This log has bugs on it.
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Tim jogs a lot.
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The kids got on the bus.
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Can you get the red cups?
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Ask your instructor to check your work.

Use Your Reading Skills

Listen to Val’s Garden. Then read Val’s Garden in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.


Check Your Understanding

garden family new vegetables
box passes on Val sidewalk
Fill in the blanks with the right word or words.

1. I am _______________ to the city.

2. A woman named _______________ lives next door.

3. She grows a vegetable garden by the _______________.

4. She gives me a _______________ of vegetables.

5. She _______________.

6. I take care of her _______________.

7. A _______________ moves next door.

8. I give them a box of _______________ from Val’s garden.

Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

Writing

Grammar Rule

You can use words from a question to make your own sentence.

Question: Who has a garden?
Answer: Val has a garden.
Question: What vegetables are in Val’s garden?
Answer: Carrots, tomatoes, beans, and peas are in Val’s garden.
Question: Who moves next door when Val passes on?
Answer: A family moves next door when Val passes on.
Question: What is given to the family next door?
Answer: A box of vegetables is given to the family next door.
Answer the questions. Use the underlined words to form your answer.

1. Who talks to plants?

____________________________________________________

2. What gets dry after Val passes on?

____________________________________________________

3. What looks sad after Val passes on?

____________________________________________________

4. Write all the letters of the alphabet in order. Use lower case letters.

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

Check your work with the Answer Key at the end of this chapter.

Writing Task

Think of a time when a neighbour was nice to you, or a time when you were nice to a neighbour. Tell the story to your instructor. Your instructor will write down what you say. Then copy the 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?

Answer Key

Word Skills
QUESTION ANSWER
1
s ing ed
bill  bills billing  billed
fill  fills  filling  filled
walk  walks  walking  walked
pick  picks  picking  picked
kick kicks kicking  kicked
2 eggs
3 rocks
4 bug
5 pens
6 tree
7 rat
Check Your Understanding  
QUESTION ANSWER
1 new
2 Val
3 sidewalk
4 box
5 passes on
6 garden
7 family
8 vegetables
Writing
QUESTION ANSWER
1 Val talks to plants.
2  The dirt gets dry after Val passes on.
3  The plants looks sad after Val passes on.
4 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

Attributions

See the Attributions page near the end of this book.