In this chapter, you will learn to:
- Hear, read, and write words with short vowels
- Copy short sentences
- Read common sight words in a paragraph
- Answer questions about a story
- State an opinion about a reading
- Complete sentences by adding a word
Talk About It
- Do you have any plants? What kind?
- What is good about growing your own food?
Use the pictures to help you figure out the words.
Practice reading these words without the pictures.
You have learned to read these vowel sounds:
a says /a/ like apple
e says /e/ like Expo
i says /i/ like itch
o says /o/ like octopus
u says /u/ like up
You will see these short vowel words in the story. Read each word. Listen to the short vowel sound. Sort it in the list below.
|/a/ like apple||/e/ like Expo||/i/ like itch||/o/ like octopus||/u/ like up|
Can you think of more short vowel words? Add your words to the chart.
Read the sentences. Then copy them. Use upper case letters, periods, and question marks correctly.
|Is the pot hot?|
|Did you pack yet?|
|The bug bit me.|
|Do not pop the zit.|
|We sat in the sun.|
Use Your Reading Skills
Listen to Grow Your Own Tomatoes. Then read Grow Your Own Tomatoes in BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1.
An audio element has been excluded from this version of the text. You can listen to it online here: opentextbc.ca/abealf1/?p=63
Check Your Understanding
- Fill the _____________ with soil.
- Put a _____________ in the soil.
- Add water. Keep the soil _____________.
- Put the pot by a window with lots of _____________.
- Pick the tomatoes when they are _____________.
Have you ever picked fruit, such as berries, in a field, forest, or orchard? Tell the story to your instructor. 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|
See the Attributions page near the end of this book.