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 being considerate about the feelings and wishes of others:
When a special birthday gift arrived from Uncle Hershel, Gail was thrilled. It was her very own guitar. Now she could play anytime she wanted. When Nora Nanny moved in next door, the two animals became very good friends. Gail had been having so much fun with her new friend, she had neglected her guitar playing, so one morning bright and early she began to practice her music. Nora loved to sleep in most mornings, so when the loud music began, she became angrier and angrier. She stomped over to Gail’s house. Gail had not realized Nora slept late each morning and apologized to her new friend. Nora realized she had gotten angry without discussing how she felt first. She cooled off and the two hugged and enjoyed Gail’s music together. Gail was careful from then on to be sure Nora was awake before she began to play her music.