Here are some words and concepts that will be covered in Lesson One of the downloadable Lesson Guide (446K PDF file).
Bird: an animal that has wings, feathers, and a beak
Beak: the name of a mouth of a bird
- Some kinds of birds are the crow, woodpecker, swallow, penguin, owl, robin, and blue jay.
- Parts of a bird include wings, feathers, beak, tail, and claws.
- Birds make nests.
- Birds lay eggs.
- Many birds fly, but not all (for example, penguins, ostriches).
- Birds communicate by singing, chirping, tweeting, hooting, cawing, et cetera.
- Compound words include birdbath, birdcage, and birdhouse.
Crow: a kind of bird that is large and black
- "Beak" is a special word for "mouth," only for birds.
- A beak is used for eating, exploring, chirping, carrying things, et cetera.
Mouth: where you put food, and where vocalizations come out of people and animals
- Crows make a "caw" sound.
- Compound words include scarecrow.
Swallow: to let food down your throat and into your stomach
- A mouth is used for eating, tasting, talking, et cetera.
- Parts of a mouth include lips, teeth, and tongue.
- One kind of mouth is a beak.
- A multiple meaning of "mouth" is the source of a river.
- After you put food in your mouth, you swallow it.
Tree: a plant with a trunk, branches, and leaves or needles
- Another meaning of "swallow" is a kind of bird (with a long pointed wing and forked tail).
Woods: an area with lots of trees
- Some types of trees are pine, oak, maple, and apple.
- Parts of a tree include the trunk, roots, branches, leaves, and bark.
- Wood is a material made from trees; many common things are made from wood.
- Related phrases include tree house.
- A forest is like woods, only much larger.
- "Woodpecker" is a related word.
- A related phrase is "knock on wood."