Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Chapter 1


  • 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 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.

  • fidgeted
  • sorrowful
  • lurched
  • hefted
  • convulsively
  • frilly
  • gilt
  • subserviently

Spelling and Grammar:

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

For one thing, he could have sworn that once or twice when he was reaching out to turn over a card that had been dealt to him, the card changed. It had changed - just like that – while he was picking it up.

  • 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 we will be learning about introductory clauses and dashes that are used in this passage. Watch the video below about introductory clauses.

Why is this quote important? This is the first time we get an idea that all may not be as it seems at Uncle Jonathan's house.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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