Click here to listen to a midi file of "Sing a Song of Sixpence."
It would be interesting to know how many fourth
graders would see that "were" is ellipsed in the fourth line of this poem,
but I would not worry if they missed it. In the ideal KISS Curriculum,
they still have two years (grades five and six) to master S/V/C patterns,
and this exercise is, after all, simply a short, hopefully enjoyable, quick
review. It includes a number of simple S/V/C patterns, adjectives, adverbs,
and prepositional phrases that fourth graders should be able to identify.
The Lyrics and Midi File are from
Rose's Music Pages: http://members.tripod.com/~rosemck1/index.html