Lesson 1

Lesson 1
“The Hot and Cold Summer” By Johanna Hurwitz

Reading Skill: Character’s Traits and Motivations
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Grammar Skill: Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
Spelling Skill: Words with Short Vowels and Vowel Digraphs

Spelling Words: pact, brand, brick, crop, broad, tread, film, else, gram, gum, dread, spend, past, plot, check, split, sting, strap, task, twin
Challenge Words: gingerly, ditch, pleasure, penguin, lecture

Vocabulary Words and Example of Usage
pact – A pact is an agreement between two people or countries in which they
promise to do certain things.
queasy – If you feel queasy, you have a sick feeling in your stomach.
foisted – If something is foisted on you, it is given to you whether you want it or not.
venture – A new venture is a project that is exciting and even risky.
annoyed – To be annoyed means to be somewhat angry about something.
depriving – If someone is depriving you of something, the person is keeping you from having it.

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