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Dear Mr.

Henshaw
By Mrs. Apsley
Please silently read “A World of Writing”
(page 415)

• How might keeping a journal or a diary be


valuable?
• How do you feel when you send a letter?
• How do you feel when you receive a letter?
Diary
• A daily record or journal.

• Prefix? Suffix?
• Root or base word?
• Antonym?
• Synonym?
• Part of speech?
Disappointed
• Made unhappy by
seeing one’s hopes
come to nothing.

• Prefix? Suffix?
• Root or base word?
• Antonym?
• Synonym?
• Part of speech?
Experience
• Something that happens to
someone. Personal
involvement in an event.

• Prefix? Suffix?
• Root or base word?
• Antonym?
• Synonym?
• Part of speech?
Prose
• Ordinary spoken or
written language as
opposed to verse or
poetry.

• Part of speech?
Rejected

• Turned down; did not


accept.
Snoop
• Someone who tries to
find out about other
people’s doings in a
sneaky way.

• Part of speech?
Splendid
• Excellent!

• Part of speech?
Submitted
• Offered one’s work to
someone who might
publish it.

• These photos were


submitted to the
Appeal Democrat.
Understanding
• Knowledge of
something; being
aware of why
something is the way
it is.

• Part of speech?
Mildew
• A kind of fungus that
forms a white or
grayish coating on
damp walls.
Mimeographed
• Duplicated using a
machine that makes
copies of material that
is written, drawn, or
typed on a stencil.
Forefingers
• The two fingers next
to the thumbs; index
fingers.
Pinging
• Making a noise that sounds like the syllable
ping.