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Date: _______________________________________

Weekly Packet: Week _____

Unit: Flat Stanley


Chapter 2

Grammar/ELA:
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Story web
Reading around the word or phrase
Reading for information
Discussion
Plot rollercoaster
Mailing: stamps, address, project
Writing a short paragraph

Spelling:
1. apologize
2. chocolate
3. climate
4. hour
5. minute
6. North America
7. second
8. South America
9. suppose
10.
weather
Sunday Homework: Write your spelling words 4 times nicely on A4 paper

Vocabulary not on the test


a frame of metal bars used as a cover
grate
Example sentence: Remove the grate
to clean the stove.
to be too hot
overheat
Example sentence: I have to let my
computer rest because it overheated.
to knock lightly or tap
rap
Example sentence: Julie rapped on the
basement window.
going and returning
Example sentence: Sometimes roundround-trip
trip flights cost less money than a oneway ticket.
a vertical passageway or enclosed
space
shaft
Example sentence: An elevator moves
up and down a shaft.
the area on the sides of the street
where you can walk
sidewalk
Example sentence: Stay on the
sidewalk so a car doesnt hit you!

Vocabulary for the test


costs little money
cheap expensive
Example sentence: The shirts were so
cheap that I bought 5 of them!
deep
very far down or in
Example sentence: Jacobs well is so
deep you cant see the water at the
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Noun

Verb

Verb

Adjective

Noun

noun

Adjective

Adjective

bottom.
fragile

hasty=quick=fast

limber=flexible

lower

proudashamed

realize=notice

sharply

valuable

easy to break
Example sentence: Be careful with that
statue! Its fragile!
rushed; hurried
Example sentence: I can tell when
youve done a hasty job because I see
many mistakes.
able to bend easily
Example sentence: Ms. Katie is very
limber because she does yoga
everyday.
to go down or descend
Example sentence: He lowered the
bucket to reach the water at the
bottom of the well.
feeling happy for doing something well
Example sentence: Her parents were
proud of her for getting an A on her
exam.
to see or understand
Example: The parents didnt realize
that the baby was crying because it
was sick.
quickly
Example sentence: The taxi turned
sharply, and I hit my head on the
window because I wasnt wearing a
seatbelt.
worth a lot of money
Example sentence: Everything in a
musem is valuable.

Adjective

Adjective

Adjective

Verb

Adjective

Verb

Adverb

adjective

Monday Homework: Use this sheet to help you fill out the vocabulary worksheet.

Reading Around the Word or Phrase


What do you think these words or phrases mean based on the words around it?

get used to (p. 8)


What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ___to become normal or to get accustomed to______________________

enjoy (p.8)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ___to really like_______________________________________________

slide (p.8)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: _____to slip__________________________________________________

apologize (p. 14)


What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ___to say sorry________________________________________________

vacation (p. 16)


What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ____holiday no school or work_________________________________

Reading for Information


1. How did Arthur feel when he saw Stanley slide under the door? (p. 8)
_____He felt jealous._____________________________________________
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2. What did Stanley hold onto when he went into the shaft to get his moms ring? (p. 10)
_____He held onto his shoelaces._____________________________________
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3. Who was Stanley going to visit when he mailed himself to California? (p.16)
_______He went to visit his friend Thomas._____________________________
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4. What did Stanley eat on the way to California? (p. 18)


_____He ate an egg-salad sandwich and milk.____________________________
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Design Your Own Stamp!


When you mail a letter or package, you need to have a stamp on it because the stamp
means that you paid. Every country has its own stamps. Design stamps to represent PBS and
Palestine.

Discussion
1. Make a list of the things that Stanley might need on his trip to California.
2. What are synonyms for fragile and valuable? What other things are valuable and
fragile?
3. Mrs. Lambchop gets nervous when Stanley goes to America because he has never
been away from home alone before. How would this make you feel? Describe some
times when you were away from home without your parents. How did you feel? How
did your parents feel?
4. Would you want to be flat? It seems like a great thing! Do you think there are any bad
parts to being flat?
5. What do you think Stanley did in California? What did he see? How did he deal with
being flat and being in a different state?
Plot Rollercoaster
Remember that every story has a plot. Flat Stanley is full of little stories, and they each have
a plot. Think about the story of his moms ring and the story of going to California. Describe
the parts of the plot rollercoaster for each story: background, rising action, climax, falling
action, and resolution.

Short Paragraph
After Stanley becomes flat, his parents put him in an envelope and send him to California. If you
could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? What would you do there? Make sure you
have a topic and conclusion sentence and 3 details.
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