|Illustration from the 5th revised reader|
The lessons in these readers are raw material--but not crude material such as concrete meant for sidewalks. The elements are comparable to finest gold, to be used in the formation of a precious life’s character! This is how I look at each portion--I try and use it up, not letting even a drop of it fall to the ground!
I hope that, with all this, the child will be better able to “retell” what the poem means, but sometimes there may still be some misunderstanding. I attempt to point them to different parts of the poem that will aid them in their understanding.
“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.”
“He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.”