Reading Made Easy for Foreigners - Third Reader eBook

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These sentences may first be read by the class from the blackboard and then copied.  After new slips have been distributed, the same sentences should then be written from dictation (the writing on the blackboard being covered or erased in the meantime).  The pupils are afterwards required to compare their work with that on the board and make the necessary corrections themselves.

READING MADE EASY FOR FOREIGNERS

THIRD READER

LESSON I

FLAG DAY

In this fair land of ours you can see the Stars and Stripes floating over every public school.  This beautiful flag stands for our country.  Every American is proud of his country’s flag.  It stands for all that is good and dear to an American.  It stands for Liberty.  It proclaims liberty to all.  Every star stands for liberty.  Every stripe stands for liberty.  It stands for liberty of thought and liberty of speech as well.

The first American flag was made in June, 1777, by Mrs. Ross, in the city of Philadelphia.  When General Washington saw the flag, he was delighted with it.  Every American is not only delighted with it, but he loves the dear old flag.  The fourteenth day of June of each year is set apart as Flag Day.

I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

DEVELOPMENT OF THE ABOVE LESSON ACCORDING TO THE RATIONAL METHOD.

See Remarks to the Teacher, Page vii.

What kind of a land is ours?  What is meant by the stars and stripes?  Over what buildings do we see the flag floating?  What kind of a flag is it?  For what does our flag stand?  For what else does it stand?  What does our flag proclaim?  Who is proud of the flag?  What does our flag tell to all the people?  How many stars are there in the flag?  For what does each star stand?  When was the first American flag made?  By whom was it made?  In what city was it made?  What did Washington think of it when he saw it?  How do we Americans look upon the flag?  When is Flag Day? etc., etc.

DICTATION EXERCISES

See Remarks to the Teacher, Page vii.

Our country has a beautiful flag.  This flag proclaims or declares liberty to the people.  I am delighted with my country’s flag.  I pledge allegiance or fidelity to my flag.  Our nation is indivisible; it cannot be parted.

SELECTION I

A CITY STREET

  I love the woods, the fields, the streams,
    The wild flowers fresh and sweet,
  And yet I love no less than these
    The crowded city street;
  For haunts of men, where’er they be,
  Awake my deepest sympathy.

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