Make story time interesting. PowerPoint audio books read to the students. This story is from First Phonics, a phonics curriculum for preschoolers. There are 31 stories about the alliterative characters from the program. Included with each story is the character’s song. Most of the stories subtly teach a character-building trait. This one teaches a lesson about dealing with obnoxious individuals and their jokes that make fun:
Edgar Elephant’s jokes make fun of elves and he loves to poke the tiny fellows with his huge elbows. Finally, the elves decide to teach him a lesson. They climb on each other’s shoulders and cover themselves with a tent. Tiny Eli pokes his head through the top of the tent. The group is now taller than Edgar. He thinks they are a giant coming at him and is afraid. Eli tells him it hurts when he pokes them with his elbow. Then the elves zip open the tent and have a big laugh. Now the jokes Edgar tells no longer make fun of elves, but he makes fun of elephants.