Name: ______________________________________

Date: _______________________________________

Weekly Packet: Week _5____

Unit: Flat Stanley
Chapter 5

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

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Spelling:
1. apartment
2. Arctic
3. Atlantic
4. discover
5. famous
6. Indian
7. museum
8. Pacific
9. realize
10.
vacation
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Sunday Homework: Write the spelling words on A4 paper 4 times. Write NICELY!

Vocabulary not on the test
to throw or toss
fling
Example sentence: Please don’t fling pencils
because you can poke someone’s eyes out.
parents or people
folks
Example sentence: We need to clean the house
because my folks are coming to visit.
more or in addition to
further
Example sentence: I know you’re tired, but we
have to go a little bit further.
to move up or down, like a pedal or handle
pump
Example sentence: You have to pump the air
mattress with air.
to look for something in a messy way
rummage Example sentence: She was in a rush, so she
rummaged through the drawer to find her key.

Vocabulary for the test
to stick out from being so full
bulge =
Example sentence: The squirrel’s face bulged
swell
with nuts.
to close tightly
clamp
Example sentence: The students clamped their
mouths shut so they could listen to the story.
to move sneakily
creep
Example sentence: The thief creeped around the
room.
a special event
occasion
Example sentence: He was dressed up for the
occasion.
regular =
ordinary
normal
Example sentence: Stanley is not a regular boy.
a set of beliefs about the supernatural, how the
world works, and why it was created
religion
Example sentence: Two religions in Palestine are
Islam and Christianity.

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Verb

Noun

Adverb

Verb

verb

Verb

Verb

Verb

Noun

Adjective
Noun

signal

storage

tuck

wiggle

to send a message with a sign
Example sentence: Give the signal when Ms.
Natasha comes back to the room.
the act of storing or keeping something
Example: The squirrels got ready for winter by
putting into storage all their nuts.
to stick in or fold
Example sentence: You would look nicer if you
tucked your shirt into your pants.
to move back and forth
Example sentence: The child wiggled his tooth
until it came out.

Verb

Noun

Verb

verb

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?

“make fun of” (p. 62)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: __to laugh at someone and make jokes about them__________________

dislike (p. 62)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ______to not like______________________________________________

skin (p. 63)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ___the outer covering of the body________________________________

forever (p. 64)
What you think it means or clues: __________________________________________________
What it really means: ________neverending; infinity___________________________________

Reading for Information
1. What did Stanley use to unflatten himself? (p. 67)
__He used a bicycle pump.__________________________________________
2. Find two onomatopoeia in Chapter 5 and write them.
__Pop! Whoosh!__________________________________________________

Discussion
1. At first, Stanley liked being flat. But then, people started to make fun of Stanley because he is
flat. Why do we make fun of people who look different? How did it make Stanley feel? What
would you say to Stanley to make him feel better?
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2. Stanley says, “maybe it’s impossible for everybody to like everybody.” Mrs. Lambchop says,
“Perhaps. But they can try.” Who do you agree with, Stanley or Ms. Lambchop? Why?
3. In Chapter 5, Stanley’s mother says that it’s wrong to dislike people for their shapes, religion,
or color of their skin. Has anyone ever treated you badly or differently for any of these
reasons? What about disliking people who have less or more money, or if they have a
handicap, or because they are a boy or girl?
4. In Chapter 5, Arthur wants to help Stanley because he was upset and crying, but earlier in the
book he was angry and jealous. Do you have different feelings towards the same person? Do
you care how your brother or sister feels? Are you sad when they are sad? Have you been both
angry and happy with them?
5. Did you like this book? Why or why not? Would you would recommend the book to a friend?
What is your favorite and least favorite part of the book?

Short Paragraph
Think about all the adventures that Stanley had. Which adventure is your favorite? Why?
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