Book 11: The Blue Clock (Sample)


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By Dr Lillian Fawcett & Julie Myers The Blue Clock 11 10 9 8 7 12 1 2 3 4 6 5 Learn to Read Book 11


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“What is the time?” asked Pam. “Would you please help me tell the time, Ben?” “You go to school,” said Ben. “Everyone who goes to school can tell the time.” “But I can't tell the time,” Pam tells him. “Is it time to go to school now?” “No,” said Ben. “We don't need to go to school because it is the weekend.” 54:80 1


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“That's good,” said Pam, “because I don't want to go to school, but I would still like to tell the time. Could you please help me?” “Yes,” said Ben. “When the big hand is at the top of the clock, it is something o'clock. The little hand tells you the number o'clock. So, if the little hand is at the one, it is one o'clock. If it is at the four, it is four o'clock. If I put the little hand on the two, what is the time?” “Is it two o'clock?” asked Pam. “Yes,” said Ben. “Now you can tell the time.” 11 10 9 8 7 12 1 2 3 4 6 5 2


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Pam kept looking at the clock. She saw the hands go around and around. The little hand went very slowly. The second hand was very thin and long. It went very fast. The big hand did not go fast or slow. It just went tick, tock, tick, tock around the clock. 11 10 9 8 7 12 1 2 3 4 6 5 Pam kept looking at the clock. It was a blue and white clock with black hands. 3


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“I have a joke for you,” Ben tells Pam. “What has three hands and no legs, but can run fast or slowly?” “I don't know,” said Pam. “I have two hands, but I have two legs. Sox, my cat, and Tim, your dog, have no hands but four legs. I don't know one thing that has three hands and no legs.” “It's a clock,” said Ben. “Have a look.” Pam looked at the blue and white clock. Yes, it did have three hands, but it did not have one leg. “I can see that the clock has three hands and no legs,” said Pam, “but it can't run fast or slowly without legs.” “Sometimes the clock hands go too fast and then we tell everyone the clock is running fast,” said Ben. “Sometimes the hands go too slowly, then we tell everyone the clock is running slowly.” 4



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