Show What You Know

Estimated Time: 30-40 minutes


Dictate one of the passages you copied in your journal from Read, Write, Learn.

  • Be careful to punctuate and capitalize correctly and watch for spelling. If you make any errors, correct them.

If you have never used dictation before:

  • ​​Dictation just means the student writes the copywork from memory while the teacher reads it aloud. The student should be familiar enough with the passage to accurately spell, capitalize and punctuate the passage.


  • Review Subject Verb Agreement in Painless Grammar.

Literary Elements


How many examples of foreshadowing did you find?

Here are some examples:

Chapter 1:

  • The conversation between Mary and the Colonel. Christie evens writes, "He was to remember that thought of his later."
  • Mary Debenham's anxiety about being late and missing the connection.

Chapter 2:

  • When Poirot first sees Ratchett, he tells M Bouc, "...I could not rid myself of the impression that even had passed me by very close."

Chapter 3:

  • While sitting in the dining car, discussing the variety of people on the train, different classes, nationalities, and ages. Poirot says, "Then, perhaps, all these here are linked together - by death."


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