STORY WHAT WHEN WHO WHERE WHY HOW Chair for Mother Rosa counts the tips every day when her mother comes home from work All of the spare change that Rosa, her mother, and grandmother have go into a jar that Rosa's mother brought home from work They have no furniture and her mom needs a comfortable chair to rest in when she comes home from work. Rosa collects her mother's tips to save money to buy a chair Rosa Grandmother Mother Uncle Sandy Aunt Ida Neighbors Cat A big fire burned their house. They lost all their furniture and belongings.
? ? WHAT happened in the story? WHERE did the story take place? WHEN did the story happen? WHO was in the story? Red Grandma Wolf Woodsman STORY Little Red Riding Hood Red's House Woods Grandma's House Summer - Red was picking flowers Red met a wolf on way to her Grandma's house. He ran ahead, ate Grandma, and put on her clothes. He tried to trick Red to come closer. The woodsman killed him.
Is about… In Boston- a harbor, sea gulls, fishing boats, cobble stone streets, lots of buildings and people, birds, horses In Nebraska-houses made of sod, wagons, horses, rivers, wide prairies with tall grass, open sky SEE What would you see around you if you were in the story? Seagulls crying, fish merchants selling, horses hooves clapping on cobblestones, church hymns, people talking Silence, wind through grass, crickets and grasshoppers, roosters, hens, a dog barking HEAR What sounds would you hear if you were in the story? Fish, horses, sea air Dirt, grass, animals SMELL What might be some things you would smell if you were in the story? I would feel free by the seashore. I think I would feel lonely living in a prairie away from people. FEEL How would you feel if you lived where the story takes place? Elsies Bird by Jane Yolen and David Small Story about a little girl and a sea gull STORY
Where do the characters live? What are their homes like? What is the weather like in the story? What do the characters do together? What are the groups like? How would you FEEL if you lived where the story takes place? Stacy has her own bedroom. It is nice with a pretty bedspread. She has a toy chest with lots of toys and books. It was nice because they were able to play outside at recess. They go to school, play on the playground, and paint together. They bring things from home to have a store together. I would be happy. The kids there have nice families that love them and friends. HOME WEATHER COMMUNITY FEEL
Draw a picture of what happened Predict what you think will happen next Draw a picture of what you predict will happen next Dolphins at Daybreak Title Describe something that has recently happened in the story Jack and Annie were in a magic tree house. They found a machine. Annie pushed the on button and it started running. They went underwater in the mini-sub. A big fish will swallow them. They try to escape.
Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton Title I think Katy will go out and save many people in the snowstorm. People were freezing in the snow and Katy will save them. Draw a picture of what happened My prediction was mostly correct, but the story was slightly different in these ways … CHECK: Read some more to see if your prediction was correct. PREDICT: Predict what you think will happen next My prediction was very different from what actually happened. What actually happened was … X Describe something that has recently happened in the story It started to snow in the city of Geoppolis. It turned into a huge huge snowstorm and they sent Katy out. Katy plowed out the city so emergency cars could get through and so people could get to the hospitals.
Things IN THE PICTURE you can tell about the character Things that MIGHT BE TRUE but you cant tell for sure about the character Has a blue ribbon Wears glasses Wears a yellow sweater Looks surprised Doesnt look happy He might have won a blue ribbon at school Maybe he didnt really win the ribbon – its someone elses Maybe he had help when he wasnt supposed to BOOK Arthurs Science Fair Trouble by Marc Brown CHARACTER Arthur
Draw a picture of what happened Bored-Nothing To Do! By Peter Spier Title The author never tells the whole story. You have to use your own background knowledge or experience to make guesses or draw conclusions about parts of the story not explained by the author. These are called INFERENCES. They may have had some help from a pilot to know how to fly a plane or read about it in their book. We dont really know how they knew how to fly. Describe some things about what happened that MIGHT BE TRUE, but the author didnt tell 2 3 1 Two boys were very bored so they decided to build an airplane. They took parts from things in their house so nothing worked in their house. Describe something that happened in the story
He could have said the boys were loud and noisy. The author never tells the whole story. Based on what you know about similar events, note some other words the author could have used to describe what happened. Words the AUTHOR used to describe what happened… Note other words that describe what happened based on the book's PICTURES. Everyone was bouncy. The Dad sent everyone to the attic. The boys played lots of games, ate popcorn, and watched monster movies. They threw popcorn for the dogs to catch. They made silly shadows on the wall. There were 6 boys and 6 dogs. Mudge had his own sleeping bag because he is so big. BOOK Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant EVENT in story A Sleepover
Who is telling the story?Author / NarratorSomeone in the story Characters name: X INFERENCE (additional information about event that might be trueIMPORTANT EVENT (summary of facts provided by the author about event) INFERENCE (additional information about event that might be trueIMPORTANT EVENT (summary of facts provided by the author about event) Heros mother might have realized that Hero needed a friend, and maybe talked to Mrs. Roth about Hero ahead of time. INFERENCE (additional information about event that might be trueIMPORTANT EVENT (summary of facts provided by the author about event) INFERENCE (additional information about event that might be trueIMPORTANT EVENT (summary of facts provided by the author about event) Mrs. Roth told Hero about a diamond hidden in Heros house. She said that it was 17 carats, and the police and everyone looked for it. It was worth almost a million dollars and someone broke into the house and stole it. Mrs. Roth thought Arthur stole it and hid it in the house. Arthur or Eleanor may have told Mrs. Roth the truth whether the diamond was really stolen or not. Arthur and Eleanor owned the diamond and received a million dollars in insurance money for its loss. Eleanor was Mrs. Roths best friend. Hero became friends with Danny Cordova whose father was the policeman on the case. They started looking for the diamond. They found out that Mrs. Roth was Arthur Murphys ex-wife and that she was a suspect. Arthur could have given the diamond to his ex-wife after his 1 st wife died. The diamond was returned to Mrs. Roth by mail. Danny, Mrs. Roth, and Hero uncovered a story about the necklace with the diamond involving Ann Boleyn, Elizabeth 1 st and Shakespeare. They may have to return the diamond. Shakespeares Secret by Elise Broach STORY Heros mother asked her to return her pruning shears to Mrs. Roth, the older lady next door. Hero did not want to go over there, but she met Mrs. Roth and they became friends.
The author never tells the whole story about history. You have to use your own background knowledge or experience to make guesses or draw conclusions about parts of history not explained by the author. These are called INFERENCES. Based on your own knowledge of similar people, what might be some additional reasons why? Words the author used to describe WHY the person took these actions… Based on your own knowledge of similar people, what are some other words that might also be used to describe the person? (OK to guess) Words the author used to describe the person… DESCRIPTION Based on your own knowledge of what similar people have done in the past, what might be some additional actions the person took? (OK to guess) Words the author used to describe the persons actions… ACTIONS MOTIVATION Is about someone who… PERSON When?Context: What was happening in history at the time this person became notable?
IDEA or ISSUE SOURC E TEXT EVIDENCE Words the author used to describe the IDEA or ISSUE IDEA INFERENCES What might also be true about the IDEA or ISSUE, but the author didnt tell EXPLANATION Why I think my inferences might be true EXPLANATION OF THE IDEA SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT EVENT TEXT EVIDENCE Words the author used to describe connections between the IDEA or ISSUE and the EVENT INFERENCES What might also be true about the connections, but the author didnt tell EXPLANATION Why I think my inferences might be true CONCLUSION: I think the author didnt reveal everything about the IDEA or EVENT because…