My apologies. We went over these assignments in class, but I forgot to post them on the Forum.
Reading Assignment: Read pages 40-80in Dear Mr. Henshaw
Writing Assignment: Write a paragraph describing Leigh’s character. Use an adjective or an adjective and a noun to describe him. “Leigh, the main figure in Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary is a very studious boy”(adjective and noun) or Leigh, the main figure in Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, is very studious (just theadjective)
Then cite (mention) an event from the book that illustrates this behavior, for instance:
Leigh, the main figure in Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary, is a very studious boy. When his mother complains that he doesn’t do his chores around the house, he always says he has to do his homework because homework is more important than housework. (30) When his mother doesn’t accept this excuse, Leigh says “ Don’t you want me to get good grades in a good school. Working hard in school now is going to make my future.” (32) (That’s the (pretend) quotation from the book; the quotation has to be the actual words from the character or else the exact words the author says about the character.)