Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Chapter 1


  • As you read, write down in your journal any sentences or paragraphs that appeal to you or have special meaning for you.
  • 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.

  • particular
  • dilapidated
  • gilt
  • stern
  • indicate
  • restrain
  • astonishment
  • anxiously

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.

And that she was thin, with large feet and hands, and small, rather peering blue eyes.

  • Write it in your journal neatly.
  • 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 adjectives and adverbs. Watch the video below about adjectives. Then, find all the adjectives in the copywork.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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