Notes of Lessons: Italian, Class III

Notes of Lessons: Italian, Class III

[We have thought that it might be of use to our readers (in their own families) to publish from month to month during the current year, Notes of Lessons prepared by students of the House of Education for the pupils of the Practising School. We should like to say, however, that such a Lesson is never given as a tour de force, but is always an illustration or an expansion of some part of the children’s regular studies (in the Parents’ Review School), some passage in one or other of their school books.—Ed.]

Subject: Italian • Class III • Time: 20 minutes

By I. D. Taylor
The Parents’ Review, 1906, pp. 491-492


I. To help the children to express themselves in another language.

II. To enable them to understand Italian when they hear it spoken.

III. To obtain a clear pronunciation of the vowel sounds.


Step I.—Give a short description of the scene of the series.

Step II.—Take the following series, using objects to illustrate the new words:—

Fa scuro—Fa chiaro.

Nella mia camera fa scuro;
prendo una scatola difiammiferi,
apro la scatola,
prendo un fiammifero, chiudo la scatola,
frego il fiammifero contro la scatola,
il fiammifero si accende.
Accendo la candela,
la candela arde.
Nella mia camera fa chiaro,
ci vedo bene,
e posso lavorare

Step III.—Let one of the children write the new words on the board from dictation.

Step IV.—Repeat the series again, then let the children repeat it.

Step V.—Learn the present tense of posso.

Step VI.—Let the children repeat the series again in various persons.