Paragraph 55 is intended to serve as a recall drill for the circle vowels. Paragraph 56 is really only reference. Paragraph 57. The hook through the long sound of the ‘o’ because that is easier, just as the long ’a’ and the long ‘e’. If you need to spell and pronounce the first few words. Then you should be able to read the remainder of the words. Paragraphs 58, 59 You may need to use the transcript more on these. If so, that is fine. Read through them as much as you can without the transcript and when you review the lesson later this week, review these paragraphs. Remember that you learned the brief forms ‘of’ and ‘was’ which have the same sound and outline. Spend about 5-10 minutes on these paragraphs (less if you can read without the transcript quicker). Paragraph 60 When to turn the hook on its side? Don’t bother about that; you will get the knack of it as you go along. You will read more words with the ‘o’ hook in the next assignment. Para 54 “A Little Pin”. You should spend about 20 minutes on this reading assignment. If you have extra time review Para 57-60 and past lessons. When you are finished with the assignment, review paragraphs 57-60.
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