Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chapter One: The Beginning of Things

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

You can read this book from our school library, or maybe you have this book. It is an interesting story about children and their parents. The children are afraid when their parents have trouble. The children want to understand their parents' trouble.

Open your book to Chapter One. Listen and read the story about Bobby, Peter, and Phyllis. These three children lived in London, England many years ago.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chapter Two: Peter and the Coal

In this chapter, the children learn more about the railway. They learn a lesson about stealing. They learn about coal, which people can burn to have a warm home. People also burn coal for railroads.

Click here for pages 7-10.

Click here for pages 12-14.

A heap of coal.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chapter Three: The Old Gentleman

What can the children do when their mother is sick? She needs medicine and special food, but they don't have money. They ask for help from a new friend.

Click  and listen to pages 15-17.

Click and listen to pages 17-21.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Chapter Four: Bobbie's Ride

Bobbie has a birthday party. Then she wants to help her brother because his toy train is broken. She has a little trouble on the railway train, but she has some fun, too.

Click here to listen to pages 21-24.

Click here to listen to pages 24-27.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chapter Five: Saving the Train

The children see a landslide happen. There are rocks, dirt and trees on the railway. They know a train is coming, so they want to help.

Click here to listen to pages 27-31.

Click here to listen to pages 31-33.

Here is also a video from this part of the book.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chapter Six: A Birthday for Perks

In this chapter, the children want to be kind to their friend, Mr. Perks. At first, Mr. Perks does not like his birthday gifts, but finally he is happy to have them.

Click here to listen to this chapter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chapter Seven: The Terrible Secret

Bobbie learns some terrible news about her father. She learns the news from reading some newspapers. She talks with her mother about her father and the terrible secret.

Click here and listen to this chapter.