Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Chapter 1: Mrs Whatsit


  • As you are reading, write down any sentences or paragraphs that you like or have special meaning to you in your journal.
  • Pay attention to any words or phrases you don't understand and write them in your journal. Look up the meanings of these words.


While you are reading, look for the following words. Write them in your notebook and use a dictionary to find the definition.

  • Wraithlike
  • Scornfully
  • Delinquent
  • Serenity
  • Isolate
  • Subsided
  • Vulnerable
  • Preliminaries
  • Prodigious
  • Repulsive
  • Supine
  • Frivoling
  • Unceremoniously

Spelling and Grammar:

You may choose a passage from the reading that you think is important and use it as your copywork, or you can use the selection below.

The window rattled madly in the wind, and she pulled the quilt close about her. Curled up on one of her pillows, a gray fluff of kitten yawned, showing its pink tongue, tucked its head under again, and went back to sleep.

  • Write it in neatly your journal.
  • Be careful to punctuate and capitalize the way the author did and watch for spelling. If you make any errors, correct them.
  • Study this passage this week until you are asked to dictate it to your teacher.
  • To learn more about prepositional phrases that are used in this passage, watch the video below.

Why is this quote important? This quote includes phrases and clauses. This month we will be talking about prepositions, prepositional phrases, and clauses. See if you can find all the prepositional phrases in this week's quote.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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