Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


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  • 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 may be important and use it as your copywork or you can use the selection below.

Once upon a time, many years ago--when our grandfathers were little children--there was a doctor; and his name was Dolittle--John Dolittle, M.D.

  • 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 semicolons that are used in this passage, watch the video below.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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