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Joseph Had a
Little Overcoat
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Here are some words and concepts that will be covered in Lesson Four of the downloadable Lesson Guide (225K PDF file).


Sister: a girl or woman with the same parents as another person

  • A boy or man with the same parents as another person is a brother.
  • This lesson reviews many of the words used for family relationships, such as mother, father, daughter, son, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousin.
Nephew: the son of a person's brother or sister, or of a spouse's brother or sister
  • The daughter of a person's brother or sister, or of a spouse's brother or sister, is a neice.
Married: in the story, "married" is a word that describes Joseph's sister, meaning that she has a husband
  • A woman who is married has a "husband," and a man who is married has a "wife." When a woman gets married, she is referred to as a "bride" and the man is called a "groom."
  • "Married" can also be the past tense of "to marry."
Wedding: a ceremony that takes place when two people get married
  • Many words are associated with weddings, such as bride, groom, wedding gown, veil, wedding ring or band, aisle, priest, minister, rabbi, judge, maid of honor, best man, and others.
Danced: past tense of "to dance," which means to move rhythmically, usually to music
  • A dance can be an event where people gather to dance; dance (noun) is a particular style or type of rhythmic movements, such as, square dance, tango, etc.
  • The lesson points out that "danced" is a regular past tense verb, and lists several others.
Sang: past tense of "to sing"
  • The lesson points out that "sang" is an irregular past tense verb, and lists several others in the story (wore, lost, drank, had, was, and others).
Chorus: a group of people who sing together
  • Other names for groups of people are class, team, troop, family, squad, jury, tribe, trio, choir, band, orchestra.