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[Develop the idea of the Statement, from the following lesson, and teach the term. After the children have answered the questions, let the teacher select some of the best statements and write them on the board for the class to read. Write the term, Statement, and teach how to spell it.]

1. What is the little girl doing ? 2. Where is she sitting ? 3. What shall we call her, Alice or May? Tell all that you have said about Alice. 4. What else do you see in the picture? 5. Who gave the doll to Alice? 6. Tell the doll's name. 7. Say something about the doll. 8. Say or state something about the basket. 9. State the number of things in the basket. 10. Where do you think Alice's thimble is?

11. Of what use are the scissors ?
12. Who taught Alice how to sew?
13. Why do you think she is trimming a hat?
14. What does she wear on her feet?
15. What do you think she has on her head?
16. State what you think is the color of her dress.

17. Where do you think Alice and her doll are going when the hat is done?

18. Repeat, for me to write on the board, a statement made about Alice.

19. What statement was made about the basket? 20. What was said about the doll ?


USE OF CAPITAL AND PERIOD. [The teacher should put these statements on the board and, after developing the use of the capital letter and period, have children copy for study work.]

1. This little girl is trimming a hat.
2. We will call the little girl, Alice.
3. Alice is sitting on the rug.
4. I see a doll and a basket.
5. Grandma gave Alice the doll.
6. The doll's name is Bess.

Look carefully at the first word in each of the statements you have copied.

With what kind of letter does each statement begin ? What do you see at the end of each statement?

Write the following Statements, filling the blanks, and begin each with a capital letter, and end it with a period:

1. sun rises in the morning
2. children enjoyed the picnic
3. came home at sunset



How should a statement begin?
How should a statement end ?



ORAL EXERCISE. (Let the pupils study these directions and questions before reciting. In class the questions may be asked by either teacher or pupils, using books at option. The answers are to be in complete sentences.]

1. State your teacher's name.
2. State one thing she does in the morning.
3. How many pupils in your school?
4. When do you study your reading lesson ?
5. Where do

eat your

lunch? 6. State one game that you play at recess. 7. When do the boys fly kites? 8. Make a statement about your school house. 9. How many windows has your school room? 10. Tell something about the boy who sits next to you.

11. Give the names of two things which you saw on your way to school.

12. Make a statement about each of them. 13. Why do you like to come to school?


WRITTEN EXERCISE. [The teacher may write five of the best answers to questions in Lesson 3 on slips of paper or on the blackboard for class to copy.)

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TO STATE means to SAY or TELL.
A group of words which says or tells something is a STATEMENT.
A Statement should begin with a capital and end with a period.

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[Develop the idea of the Question, from the following lesson, and teach the term.)

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1. Say something about the boy.
2. Ask something about the boy.
3. Tell me what the dog and cat are doing.
4. Ask something about the dog.
5. Ask two things about the cat.
6. Ask two things about the house.
7. Ask a question about the cart.
8. Ask another question about the picture.
9. Tell me what the following sentence does:
The cat does not like to pull the wagon.
10. What does this sentence do:
Of what is the harness made?

11. Which of the following sentences is a statement, and which is a question:

1. The boy has a whip.
2. What does the cat do?





Copy these questions:
1. What do you think of this team?
2. Which one does not like to pull ?
3. With what does the boy guide them?
4. Why do you think the boy does not ride?
5. Where do you think the boy wants to go?

Look carefully at each question that you have copied.
With what mark does each question end ?
How does each question begin?

SUMMARY. Memorize:

A Group of Words that asks something is a QUESTION.

A Question should begin with a capital and end with a question mark.



Copy the following, and close each with the proper mark: : 1. Are those boys going home 2. Who has seen my hat 3. Where did you find those flowers 4. Is Emma studying her lesson 5. What is the name of that boy Copy the following, and close each with the proper mark: : 1. Sara has a new book 2. Do the stars shine at night 3. Can those birds fly very high 4. Our books are all lost 5. Which way did Phebe go

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