Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson

Estimated Time: 1 1/2 hours


  • Who's Who
  • A Note From The Author
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4


  • 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.

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 book is a true story. It was born on a cold, drizzly, late spring day, several years ago, when I climbed over a split-rail cedar fence and made my way to the modest house where Joe Rantz lay dying.

  • 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 The Sentence. Watch the video below about simple sentences and then look for simple sentences in your reading this week. They are hard to find because simple sentences aren't as interesting to the reader.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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