Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7


  • 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.

  • brambles (ch 1)
  • eccentric (ch 2)
  • benefactor (ch 5)
  • obsolete (ch 7)

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.

"This was one of the main reasons why Kyle thought everything that came out of Mr. Lemoncello’s Imagination Factory — board games, puzzles, video games — was amazingly awesome. For Mr. Lemoncello, a game just wasn’t a game if it wasn’t a little goofy around the edges."

  • 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.
  • Why is this quote important? It tells us about Kyle’s obsession with Lemoncello’s games. The fun is not just in the game itself but also in the odd clues that Lemoncello hides in the games.
  • This month, our grammar will be about writing dialogue. Watch the video below about dialogue and watch for dialogue in your reading this week.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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