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[These lessons may be varied by writing each word on a slip of paper and giving the words of one group to a pupil to be arranged in statements or questions; the words of another group to another pupil, and so on.] Make questions of these words: do birds how

you 2. boat does the boy the 3. little swim can the dog 4. girl head her what the

has 5. holding

girl the her dog is Make statements of each of these groups of words, then make a question of each: 1. in

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(Let the teacher write names on the board as they are given in answer to the questions below. The lesson should be supplemented by exercises on names of objects in the school room, articles of dress, tools, furniture, etc.)

1. Give the names of four animals that you see in the picture.

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2. Who has the pail? 3. What has the girl in her hand ? 4. What do you think the doves are eating? 5. What is the ax lying against ? 6. In what does the man live? 7. In what does the horse live? 8. What is the man taking to the horse? 9. From what is the goat drinking ? 10. Name five more things that you see in the picture.


WRITTEN EXERCISE. Copy these sentences on paper, and fill the blanks with names from the picture in Lesson 9:

1. The are feeding the 2. I see a

in the 3. A is by the 4. The

in her 5. The is very large. 6. Is the drinking - ? 7. Where is the - ? 8. Do the eat out of the - ?

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Change these questions to statements, using the same words. Write each statement very carefully.

1. Have you a new book?
2. Can the boys play marbles at recess?
3. Has my dog a brass collar?
4. Is there a fly on the window?
5. May Jessie go to church with me?
6. Are sweet apples good to eat?

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[The teacher should write all names on the blackboard, as they are given, and call attention to capitals in special names. Many additional special names should be given, and written for the class to see.]

Class read this lesson aloud:

Ned and Rover have come out to the field to see the man plow. The man is James Black, and he calls his horse Dick. While James was letting Dick rest in the shade, Ralph Payne rode up and asked the way to Stockton. It is nearly noon, and I think Rover and Dick want their dinners.

Find all the names in the first statement.
What is the boy's own or special name?
Give the special name of the dog.
Tell me all the names in this story.
Which ones are special names?
How do all the special names begin?



1. Write your own name.
2. Write the names of five of


schoolmates. 3. Write your teacher's name. 4. Write the name of the nearest town. Fill each of these blanks with a special name: 1. and live near their cousin 2. caught a large yellow butterfly. 3. and — have gone to visit their grandmother. 4. calls her doll 5. and are high mountain peaks. 6. and were famous generals. 7. Give and some candy, 8. and met and at church. 9. Will Mr. give - a ride. 10. May

and visit you at 11. is a better dog than 12. is fifty miles from

[For variety the children may fill blanks with names beginning with the same letter, as: Anna and Arthur live near their cousin Alice; or, Bessie and Bertha live near their cousin Ben.]



The special name of a person, place, or thing should begin with a Capital.

Always mention the capital in spelling orally a special name.

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