Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


  • In the East End of London After Dark, August, 1888
  • Chapter the First
  • Chapter the Second


  • 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.

I would very much like to know why my mother named me "Enola," which, backwards, spells alone.

  • 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 using quotation marks for emphasis used in this passage, read the article below.

When Do You Use "Quotation Marks"?

A few years ago, I rented a car. Normally this wouldn't be a memorable event. But an appalling misuse of grammar burned it into my mind, and years later, I haven't forgotten. You see, when I went to the airport to return the rental, I saw this wonderfully instructive sign.

  • This video discusses the use of italics. Starting at 5:37 in the video, it talks about the use of italics for emphasis. Watch from that point to 5:47 to understand the use of italics in the passage.

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