Name: ______________________________________

Date: _______________________________________

Weekly Packet: Week _____

Unit: Flat Stanley
Chapter 3

Grammar/ELA:
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Story web
Reading around the word or phrase
Reading for information
Discussion
Plot rollercoaster
Putting events in order
Writing a short paragraph and letter

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Spelling:
1. February
2. how
3. peace
4. piece
5. through
6. throw
7. what
8. when
9. where
10.
who
11.
why
Sunday Homework: Write the spelling words on A4 paper 3 times and a sentence for each.
Write NICELY!

Vocabulary not on the test
a nice, soft wind
breeze
Example sentence: I love the breeze
that comes in through the window.
university
college
Example sentence: His parents are
saving money so he can go to college.
having beauty of movement
graceful ≠ clumsy
Example sentence: Ballerinas are
graceful, and babies are clumsy.
a sudden, strong blast of wind
Example sentence: Last night a storm
gust
came through, and a gust of wind blew
the door in.
a package
parcel
Example sentence: There’s a parcel
for you at the post office.
paper used to decorate the walls
wallpaper
Example sentence: The wallpaper of
that house is so ugly!

Vocabulary for the test
cross
angry and annoyed
Example sentence: I was cross when
my cat knocked over my bowl of
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Noun

Noun

Adjective

Noun

Noun

noun

Adjective

cereal.
edge

jostle

manage

patient ≠ impatient

phase

roll ≠ unroll

soaked

tangle

volume

the narrow or thin part of a skinny, flat
object
Example sentence: The edge of the
paper cut my finger.
to bump, push, shove
Example sentence: When you’re little,
it’s easy to get jostled because no one
can see you.
to control
Example sentence: It’s very hard to
manage a class of first graders
because they can’t sit still.
being able to wait without complaining
Example sentence: Please be patient
and wait until I am finished talking
before asking questions.
a stage or part of a process of change
Example sentence: The moon has
many phases like crescent, half, full,
and new.
to turn over repeatedly or curl
Example sentence: She taught her dog
how to roll.
completely wet
Example: I want to take my socks off
because they are soaked from the
rain.
to bring together into a confusing mess
Example sentence: If you don’t want to
tangle your hair, you should brush it
every day.
one book of a set or series
Example sentence: The 3rd volume
was missing from the library.

Noun

Verb

Verb

Adjective

Noun

Verb

Adjective

Verb

noun

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

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Reading Around the Word or Phrase
What do you think these words or phrases mean based on the words around it?

“to mind” (p. 25)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: __________to care or bother____________________________________

“can’t help it” (p. 31)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: _______can’t stop it___________________________________________

sideways (p. 32)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ______horizontally____________________________________________

show off (p. 35)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ______to make others look at you________________________________

Reading for Information
1. Where did Mr. Lambchop and the boys like to go on Sundays? (p. 23)
____________They liked to go to the museum or rollerskating in the park._____
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2. How did Stanley go to the park now that he was flat? (p. 25)
____Mr. Lambchop rolled him up and carried him like a parcel._______________
______________________________________________________________

3. What did Ralph Jones think Mr. Lambchop was carrying? (p. 26)
__He thought he was carrying wallpaper._______________________________
______________________________________________________________

4. Why did Arthur put books on himself? (p. 31)
__He wanted to become flat like Stanley._______________________________
______________________________________________________________

5. Where was Arthur when Stanley got stuck in the tree? (p. 35-36)
__He was having hot dogs and soda with the other boys.____________________

Put these events in order.
__2___ Arthur tries to make himself flat.
__4___ Stanley got stuck in a tree.
__1___ Mr. Lambchop takes the boys out for a day.
__6___ Stanley would not speak to his brother.

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__3___ Arthur flew Stanley like a kite.
__5___ Arthur apologized to Stanley.

Short Paragraph
Arthur, Stanley’s younger brother, is jealous of Stanley. What does it mean to be jealous? Have you
even been jealous of someone in your family? Why?
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Group letter writing
We will be sending Flat Stanley around the world! What do you want to tell the hosts (the
people who will receive Stanley and take him around)? Do you want to ask them to show
Stanley the cool places to see? Do you want to make sure they take good care of him? Don’t
forget to thank the hosts!

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