Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar for this Lesson


  • Part One: August


  • As you read, 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.

  • illustrator
  • unnecessarily
  • hindsight
  • imitating
  • exaggerating
  • incubator
  • elective
  • unsuspecting
  • mortality
  • phobia
  • aversion
  • impatient

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.

My name is August, by the way. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

  • 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 perspective and point of view. Our book will change perspective during each part. Watch the video below about perspective and then determine who's perspective you are reading from in each part.

Share your favorite passage so far in the comments below.

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