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1 Written and Illustrated by: Joan Sandin Meet the Author Coyote School NewsCompiled by:Terry Sams PESWritten and Illustrated by:Joan SandinMeet the Author
2 SummaryRamon Ernesto Ramirez grew up on a ranch in the southwestern United States in the 1930’s. His life was the same as ours in some ways. He went to school every day, he had to do chore before he could play, and he celebrated holidays with his family. But his life was different, too. Because he lived on a ranch, he helped round up and brand the cattle.
4 Genre: Historical Fiction Historical Fiction is set in the past. It is a story in which some of the details are factual but in which others are made up or are loosely based on history. Look for the factual details as you read.Click on Genre to learn more about different genres and Realistic Fiction.
5 Comprehension Skill Tested – Draw Conclusions TE 187A When you draw conclusions, you use details and what you already know to form opinions or make decisions about characters and events.
6 Comprehension Strategy – Prior Knowledge TE164a Background Tape – Life on a Cattle Ranch Good readers use what they know to help them understand what they read. They try to connect it to what they already know. They think about whether they have ever seen or experienced what they are reading about. This helps understand the new information.Let’s practice what we know about life on a ranch.
8 Comprehension Skill Review: Setting TE 171 Setting is the time and place in which a story occurs.Sometimes the setting is important to the lot of a story. At other times, the setting is only background.Sometimes pictures show the setting, and sometimes you have to imagine it.Details the author has written can help you see, hear, feel, and smell what it is like to be there.
9 Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary Te 187c Some words have more than one meaning.Sometimes readers need to check a dictionary or glossary to find the meaning that makes sense for the sentence.
10 Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary Te 187c The dark, or bold, words defined are called entry words.The entry word may not match the word in the selection exactly.Entry words are often are words without endings, prefixes, or suffixes.
11 Let’s use a dictionary to define thee words from the story: Word in StoryEntry word and meaningpromotednaggingbrandedperfectlywrestled
12 Research/Study Skills – Newspaper/Newsletters TE 187 L A newspaper is a daily or weekly publication containing world and local news and other features.Newspapers are divided into sections. Each section focuses on a subject, such as local news, arts, or sports.
13 Research/Study Skills – Newspaper/Newsletters TE 187 L A newspaper has an index on or near the front page.Newspapers include editorial pages that express opinions on current events.
14 Research/Study Skills – Newspaper/Newsletters TE 187 L A newsletter is a brief publication from a group that contains news of interest to the group’s members.Newspaper and newsletter articles are identified with headlines and may include illustrations or photographs with captions.
15 Fun StuffCoyote School SiteVocabulary CardsLesson Plan
16 Question of the Week TE 162 m How can we work together to achieve our goal?
17 Day 2 - Question of the Day What work must be done on a ranch?
18 Day 3 - Question of the Day How do all the children contribute to Coyote News?
19 Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What steps should students follow to produce a school newspaper?
20 Weekly Fluency Check - Emotion TE 187a Read aloud “A Big-City Dream” on p. 162m. Explain that you will express Luz’s emotions by changing your pacing and tone of voice. Point out reading with emotion makes dialogue more interestingRead aloud Pg. 172,paragraphs Have students notice how your pitch and tone changes to express feelings.
21 Review Questions Why do the students like Miss Byers? How are Monchi and Miss Byers alike?How is Tucson different from Monchi’s community?Why is it difficult for Monchi to choose between the Attendance Award and the roundup?
22 Review QuestionsTell something about the setting of this story in both time and place.Why does the author use pages from the Coyote News in the story?How did Miss Byers help students appreciate their culture?How do you know school is important to the Ramirez family?
23 Vocabulary - Say Itspurscoyotedudesroundupbawling
24 More Words to Knowmesquitepromoteconvinceenergeticoffers
25 crying out in a noisy way bawlingcrying out in a noisy way
26 spursmetal points or pointed wheels, worn on a rider’s boot heels for urging a horse on
27 a small, wolf-like mammal living in many parts of North America coyotea small, wolf-like mammal living in many parts of North America
28 dudespeople raised in the city, especially easterners who vacation on a ranch
29 the act of driving or bringing cattle together from long distances roundupthe act of driving or bringing cattle together from long distances
30 mesquiteany of several trees or bushes common in southwestern US and Mexico, which often grown in dense clumps or thickets
31 raised in rank, condition, or importance promotedraised in rank, condition, or importance
32 to hold out to be taken or refused; to be willing if another approves offersto hold out to be taken or refused; to be willing if another approves
33 convinceto make someone feel sure; cause to believe; persuade by argument or proof
34 full of energy; active; vigorous energeticfull of energy; active; vigorous
59 This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:
60 Let’s review our Spelling words Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.