Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Before through Part 1, The Porridge


  • As you read, 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.

  • insubordination
  • umbrage
  • industrialist
  • skepticism
  • emboldened
  • conscripted
  • conservation
  • capricious
  • largesse

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.

Every day was pretty much the same, until the day of the doctor's curse. That child's life and mine began to go awry on the same day.

  • 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.
  • This month, our grammar will be about types of sentences. There are four types of sentences. Watch the video below about one of the types of sentences, simple sentences, and then determine if there are simple sentences in the passage you copied.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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