Worzel The Weasil Who Couldn’t Whistle

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Worzel the weasil couldn’t whistle, everyone knew that.

Though the weasil who lived in Jack’s beanstalk did try to practise

somewhat, he sounded more like a midnight cat !

Worzel took a very deep breath and let out an enormous blow.

Very soon, he’d moved the Moon and the gust made the beanstalk grow.

It was Worzel who taught the crow to whistle – he blew so hard, it

flattened three thistles.

Before long, Worzel the weasil’s whistles had knocked over the garden

wall and from the beanstalk, so tall, three dozen acorns began to fall.

He practised some more … and the fence fell to the floor.

Worzel the weasil only knew one tune, so his whistling soon became a

bore !

When he sang, the doorbell rang. Eventually, his whistling was so loud,

that Jack said it shouldn’t be allowed.

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The – STLE Whistle

Circle the ending “stle” inside these words.

apostle

whistle

thistle

rustle

bustle

hustle

castle

bristle

gristle

Can you think of any more ?

* Teacher’s note – this game can be used as a music / drama lesson –

where students practise pronunciation of the “STLE” word set by

pretending to be a whistling bird in Jack’s beanstalk.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

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