Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Part Three (start at "Chemistry" until the end)
  • Part Four (stop at "When I Tell My Family")


  • 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 that you don't understand and write them in your journal. Look up the meanings of these words.

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.

Soon, there'll be lemonade on the porch,

the swing whining the same early evening song

it always sings

my brother and sister with the checker set between them

me next to my grandfather, falling asleep against

his thin shoulder.

  • 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.
  • Let's learn about another type of describing word this week, adverbs. Watch the video below about adverbs and then choose all the adverbs in the passage you copied.

  • This is another fun adverb song to help you learn about these describing words.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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