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Notes for
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
by Beatrix Potter

[Original Text]

     The Tale of Samuel Whiskers was primarily selected for the exercises on recognizing passives as finite verbs and on expletives. The seventeen additional exercises, however, cover almost all of the concepts that third and fourth graders might be expected to deal with. Many of the sentences in these exercises are simplified versions of the originals in that subordinate clauses have been made into separate sentences.
 

Ex # 1 - Recognizing Passives as Finite Verbs (1) AK G3; IG 4 L1.3 PA or Pass
Ex # 2 - Recognizing Passives as Finite Verbs (2) AK - L1.3 PA or Pass
Ex # 3 - Expletives [Optional] AK G4; IB2 L2.1.3
Ex # 4 - [Deleted]      
Ex # 5 - Sentence Combining with Adjectives - - L6.3
Ex # 6 - Recognizing Finite Verbs AK  - L1.3 S/V/DO
Ex # 7 - Mixed Complements (Easy) AK  - L1.3 S/V/Mix
Ex # 8 - Mixed Complements (Harder) AK  - L1.3 S/V/Mix
Ex # 9 - Mixed Complements (Hardest) AK  - L1.3 S/V/Mix
Ex # 10 - "To" plus a verb as a complement AK  - L2.1.6 FV/Verbals
Ex # 11 - "You" as the Understood Subject AK  - L2.1.1 "You"
Ex # 12 - Embedded Prepositional Phrases AK  - L2.2.3 PP Embed
Ex # 13 - The "To" Problem AK  - L2.2.1 "To"
Ex # 14 - A Focus on Compound Finite Verbs AK  - L1.4 Compounding
Ex # 15 - Compound F V (A Sentence Combining Exercise) -  " L1.4 Compounding
Ex # 16 - Preposition or Part of the Verb? AK  G3 L2.1.5 Phrasal
Ex # 17 - Finite Verb or Verbal? AK  G3 L2.1.6 FV/Verbals
Ex # 18 - Finite Verb or Verbal? AK  G3 L2.1.6 FV/Verbals
Ex # 19 - Compound Sentences AK  - L3.1.1 CMC
Ex # 20 - NuA, Inj., & Direct Address AK  G3 L2.3 - 3 Add Mix
Ex # 21 - Punctuation - Contractions AK  IG2 L1.7 Punctuation
This text and illustrations are from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies,
New York, Frederick Warne & Co., Inc. (1909).