Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar for this Lesson


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  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6


  • As you read, write down any sentences or paragraphs that you like or have special meaning 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.

  • shriveled
  • stationery
  • perseverance
  • desolate
  • destiny
  • discipline

Spelling and Grammar:

You may choose a passage from the reading that you think may be important and use it as your copywork, or use the selection below.

"If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,

"The bark on the trees was as soft as the skies."

While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,

Crying to the moo-oo-oon,

"If only, if only."

  • Write it in your journal neatly.
  • Be careful to punctuate and capitalize how 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 the personification that is used in this passage, watch the video below.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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