Lesson 2 - School
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- Read the English dialog.
- Write sentences from the dialog.
The One-Room Schoolhouse
Read the dialog below.
A - Grandma? What were schools like when you were little?
B - Oh. They were quite different from how they are today. Your school is much bigger than mine was. I attended a one-room schoolhouse.
A - What's that?
B - All of the kids were in one room. All different ages and levels were in one room with one teacher.
A - Wow! How could the teacher handle all of the different levels?
B - I remember that my teacher depended a lot on the older kids to help with the younger ones. Actually, teaching is a good way to learn. I remember that I learned math really well when I had to teach it to the younger kids. I remember that I used to help the teacher start the fire when I got to school. We didn't have heaters back then. We would build a fire to keep the room warm.
A - Wow! How did the teacher keep the kids from misbehaving?
B - They were very strict back then. The teacher had a stick that she would use to spank us if we misbehaved.
A - Ouch!!! That must have hurt!
B - Luckily, I was a good girl. I never got spanked. We didn't have as many books as you have either. We would read from the Bible a lot.
A - The Bible?
B - Yes. They didn't have the laws about religion in public schools like you do today.
A - Boy, it sounds like schools were pretty different back then.
B - Yes, but it was kind of nice. Since it was so small, all of the students became good friends.
Write the words in order to form sentences.
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