1. a. Find the story, "Will Little Sparrow Fly?" from the reader All Around the Farm. Read it to or with your student.
b. Talk to your student about the story. You may use these questions to help you in your discussion.
1) Tell me this story in your own words. Allow your student to use the pictures if needed.
2) What is Little Sparrow trying to do? fly
3) Even though Mama said he would fly one day, he has doubts. Why does he doubt? Brown Chick tells him he can't fly.
4) How does Pig help Little Sparrow overcome his doubts? Pig told him a story about Little Sparrow's past. Pig told him that Little Sparrow had learned to do new things and how truthful Mama had been in the past.
5) Why did Little Sparrow have to wait before he could fly? He had to grow bigger and stronger before he was ready to fly.
6) Why did he still try everyday? He didn't know when he would be ready to fly, so he tried everyday.
7) Was Little Sparrow a failure when he tried everyday and still fell down? Why or why not?
8) Did you like the story? Was there anything you didn't like about it? Explain it to me.
9) Can you tell me some things you can easily do now that you could not do two years ago, such as ride a bike, skate, read, write, etc.?
c. Ask your student, to write or dictate two to three sentences telling what he can do now that he could not do two years ago. Write them on blank paper so he can draw pictures on the paper.
An optional activity involves using photos of your student at various ages.