Level Three. Family Roles.
By Michelle Lloyd.
Little Herbert was a lover of family. It meant a lot to him. Family was a part of his understanding about many life lessons and those were built on being able to support those who mattered most.
This concept reminded him that one day at school, English Language was a subject that the class had the most to learn about.
Punctuation and applied content of a sentence could alter because of the structure and the way that it had been read.
Little Herbert was a good student, diligent at many subjects and he always tried really hard. His dad had taught him that in life, if one had attempted something and aimed as far as they could go at it, then a lot could be achieved. Little Herbert had surprised himself on many an occasion. He had learnt the meaning and practical use of vocabulary far beyond that expected of his age and he had fought to put what he had learnt to good use.
Singular or plural was an important distinction and Little Herbert soon became adept at the Collective Nouns generally accepted for many an animal and example used in the English language. It was the meaning of why the examples that were used in class were significant that hit Little Herbert. As they learnt about the distinction between singular and plural examples of animals in the wild, the chosen lifestyles of each became widely discussed in class.
All too soon the topic of conversation had switched from that of animals to the class and family units and the many variations were hotly debated. There were many features of a family that Little Herbert was keen to discuss but he felt that one that set him apart was how awesome his dad was at running his single parent household.
Family was meaningful for each member of the class but what Little Herbert expressed was how significant an influence his dad had been to him. His parent may have been singular and not the plural definition of parents but it made him proud to be able to say how loved and active he was in his family.