As You Read
Use a chalkboard chart like the one below to guide comprehension of likenesses and differences between the great-grandfather's schooldays and those of your students.
|Going to School||wagon, walk, horses||bus, walk|
|School Lunch||bring in a pail||buy, lunchbox|
|Outside the school||barn, outhouses||playground|
|Heat and water|
Encourage students to respond to the story by telling (1.) what they would like or dislike about attending a school like the one described, and (2.) what activities from great-grandfather's school days are similar to one in their own school, for example, playing with friends, having special snacks, giving holiday parties, and helping one another learn.