Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson

Estimated Time: 1 hour


  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2


  • 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.


  • At the end of our month, we will be writing a short essay about the setting. You can use the worksheet found in the [Weekly Lesson Plans and Worksheets] to help you make notes about the setting of our book.

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.

Finally, it came, a tiny flicker in my palm, and then a magnificent glow. The crowd gasped, and the children pushed for a better look.

  • 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.
  • This month our grammar will be about subject-verb agreement. Watch the video below about subject-verb agreement and then find all the subjects and verbs in the passage you just copied.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

Complete and Continue