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.

Literary Elements

From the reading this week you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What point of view do you think the author is using? What evidence supports your determination?
  • What foreshadowing did you find in your reading?

Turn your answers in to your parent if required.

Point of View

This story is clearly written from a first person point of view. However, it is hard to determine if Pony is a reliable or unreliable narrator. There is evidence to support both theories.

You may change your mind as you continue to read!


Here are some examples of foreshadowing that you have may have noticed:

  • Ch 2 - " carried in his back pocket a six-inch switchblade. He'd use it, too, if he ever got jumped again."
  • Ch 3 - I saw Johnny's cigarette glowing in the dark and wondered vaguely what it was like inside a burning ember.
  • Ch 3 - Things gotta get better, I figured. They couldn't get worse. I was wrong

Did you find others?


  • This week you are going to look for coordinating conjunctions and correct the comma usage.

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Use your list of conjunctions and the text from the book to check your work.


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