Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar for this Lesson


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  • 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.


While you are reading, look for the following words. Write them in your notebook and use a dictionary to find the definition.

  • residential (1)
  • sanitation (1)
  • atmosphere (1)
  • fertile (2)
  • radiant (3)
  • calloused (3)

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.

It's not easy for a young boy to want a dog and not be able to have one. It starts gnawing on his heart, and gets all mixed up in his dreams.

  • 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 conjunctions. But, before we get started on conjunctions, we're going to do a little review. Let's start with learning about phrases and clauses in the video below. Then find all the phrases and clauses in your copywork.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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