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.


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

  • tipsy
  • haggard
  • foreboding
  • cordial
  • refuge
  • gait
  • levered
  • swaddled
  • discreetly
  • customary
  • indelicate

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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