Homework Sheet Week #15

Homework Sheet Week #15

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Homework Sheet Week #15

“Jan’s New Home”

SpellingAmazing Words: To Build Oral Vocabulary

  1. fix1. arrive- When you arrive somewhere, you
  2. class get there.
  3. wish2. depart- When you depart, you leave.
  4. kiss3. location- A location is the place where
  5. bus something is.
  6. fixes4. route- A route is the way you go to get
  7. classes somewhere.
  8. wishes5. swoop- When things swoop, they move
  9. kisses down suddenly.
  10. buses6. tumble- Tumble means “to roll or toss


bonus: friends very 7. crumple- When you crumble something,

you crush it into wrinkles. If something

is crumpled, it is wrinkled.

  1. stampede- A stampede is a wild rush of

animals or people.

Rewrite & correct the following sentences.

1. mi dad fickses buss

2. I have a vere friendly classs

3. I kis mi mom before I catch the buss

4. mi fiends meat at the buss stop

Complete the following math problems.


+ 11 +13 +14 +13 +12

Jan’s New Home

By: Angela Shelf Medearis

Illustrated by: Don Tate

Words to Know:verycarawayour


(Jan was very sad. As her family drove off in the car, she said, “I don’t want to go away. I like our house. I like my school and my friends. Let’s stay here.”)

What will change when Jan moves to a new home?

Jan and her family must move away. Jan is sad. She wants to stay. Our house, our school, our friends will change. But Jan wishes everything could stay the same.

Jan puts her things away in a box. She packs her toys, her dresses, her socks. Boxes, boxes here and there! Boxes of things are everywhere!

Jan packs her things, big and small, and takes her stuff down from the wall. Boxes, boxes here and there! Boxes, boxes everywhere!

Our time in this home is at an end. Time for a new house, new school, new friends. Everything is packed. It is packed. It is time to go. Jan takes a last look from the car window. She sees horses, sheep and lots of trees, beautiful flowers and buzzing bees.

They stop for a picnic on the way. Jan and her family eat and play. It’s a beautiful day with lots of sun. Jan feels good. This trip is fun! Cars and buses are everywhere. People rush here, and people rush there. There are lots of stores and very tall towers. No more horses or tall yellow flowers. Time for bed. We have come a long way. This is our new home. We are here to stay. New house, new school, and lots of change. But Jan’s little bed is still the same. Some things are new. Some things change. But the very best things are still the same.

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What is happening at the beginning of this story?
  1. How do you think Jan feels about moving? How can you tell?
  1. What does Jan take with her when she moves? How do you know?
  1. Do you think Jan’s parents feel the same way she does? How can you tell?
  1. Look back through the story. What does Jan see during the trip to her new house

6. What does Jan learn about her new home?

Directions: Write a Letter

After reading “Jan’s New Home” imagine that you are moving to a new home. Write a letter to a friend describing how you would feel and why.

Writing Traits

Focus/Ideas refers to the main purpose for writing and the details that make the subject clear and interesting. It includes development of ideas through support and elaboration.

Order/Paragraphs refers to the overall structure of a piece of writing that guides readers. Within that structure, transitions show how ideas, sentences, and paragraphs are connected.

Voiceshows the writer's unique personality and establishes a connection between writer and reader. Voice, which contributes to style, should be suited to the audience and the purpose for writing.

Word Choice is the use of precise, vivid words to communicate effectively and naturally. It helps create style through the use of specific nouns, lively verbs and adjectives, and accurate, well-placed modifiers.

Sentences covers strong, well-built sentences that vary in length and type. Skillfully written sentences have pleasing rhythms and flow fluently.

Rules refers to mechanical correctness and includes grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and paragraphing



Your friend,


READ THE STORY: This is a one-minute fluency self-check test”Get someone to time you for one-minute and see how many words you can read within that minute. You can practice for several days so that you can get used to being timed, circle the number of words you read in one minute. (Please remember that it isn’t always important-about how many words you can read in one minute if you can’t retell what you have read.) Don’t forget to circle your one minute time when you turn your homework in on Friday.

Morning Chores

Cole and Jess met on Vic’s porch one morning. 9

“Can you play ball with us?” asked Cole. 17

“I have chores to do this morning,” said Vic. “I 27

have to pick corn. I have to sort my toys. I also 39

have dishes to dry. Next, I have to stack boxes. 49

Then I must pick up branches.” 55

“We can help you,” said Jess. “We can do all 65

the jobs with you. Then we can play ball. 74

Vic’s mother watches the boys as she fixes 82

lunch for them. “How lucky Vic is to have such 92

good friends,” she thinks. 96

In no time at all, no more jobs were left. Now 107

they could play ball. 111