2 Introducing the ThemeTheme Reader p. 257The title of this unit is Heroes Across time. People admire heroes for things they have done or ways they have acted. What are some things a hero might do?
3 Describe what makes a hero. How is he or she special? Heroes can be everyday people. Talk about someone you know who you consider to be a hero.Theme Question: What qualities does a hero have?Week 1 Focus Question: Why do we tell stories about heroes from the past?Theme Reader pp Practice Companion pp 1-2, Resource masters 11, 14; 1-3 (for Wrap Up)Writing Models Chart pp PC pp (for Writing and LA)Tips for Success:Introduce the Theme and Focus Questions, the Inquiry Project, and the Question Board.You may wish to have students begin the Weekly Planner on PC p. 1Introduce the Study StationsSet up the report Writing process lesson (pp ) so students know what they will be working on this week and what the end product will be.
5 This Unit’s Inquiry Project On Day 5 this week, we’ll begin a new Inquiry Project.You will choose a new Inquiry Question to investigate.Remember to post theme-related questions, answers, concepts,and images to the Question Board. These things might include:Photos of heroes in your family or communityNewspaper or Magazine articles about heroic actsOriginal drawings of people you consider to be your heroYou can post to the Question Board anytime during the unit.You can also use the Theme Wall in the L21 website to post your ideas and suggestions.
6 People We Admire Martin Luther King Jr. Grandmother Activate Prior Knowledge Let’s create a list of people that you know and admirePeople We AdmireMartin Luther King Jr GrandmotherWhat are the achievements of these different people? How has his or her actions required courage?
7 What do you think the word courage means? Why did the people on our list need courage to achieve what they did?Heroes require courage. Use the pictures for the Theme Reader pp to discuss how each person pictured required courage to act.If you were climbing a mountain, why would you need courage?What other qualities might the heroes in these pictures have?
8 Theme Vocabulary Knowing these word will help you answer Theme and Focus Questions. toughterriblechallenge
9 Tough (p. 269) Meaning: Strong Example: Heroes must be tough to make it through difficult timesWhen might a person need to be tough?
10 Terrible (p. 271) Meaning: very bad Example: The terrible storm caused the ship to sink.What might a terrible day be like?
11 Challenge Meaning: a difficult job or test Example: It was a challenge to see the road in the dark.What is a challenge that you have overcome?
12 Read and Comprehend Today you’ll be reading Chapter 1 of Heroes. This is a nonfiction selection about different types of heroes.Let’s review the characteristics of nonfiction.
13 History is full of heroes, and each hero has unique qualities, but many qualities apply to all types of heroes.The United States has a rich tradition of heroes.Let’s brainstorm a list of national heros.
14 Whom do you think of when you hear the word hero? Why do you think it’s heroic to work to protect the environment or be the President of the USA?What qualities might someone who is fighting for equal rights for all people possess?Whom do you think of when you hear the word hero?AccomplishmentHeroGeorge WashingtonBeing the 1st U.S. PresidentResource Master 14
16 I see that the 1st chapter is called “Heroes of a Nation I see that the 1st chapter is called “Heroes of a Nation.” I wonder what nation the title is talking about.
17 Preview and Predict Theme Reader pp 264 Page 264 is about Abraham Lincoln, so it might be the United States. I also see that there are pictures of athletes, explorers, and others. I think the author will tell how these different people helped shape our country.
20 I also see that there are pictures of athletes, explorers, and others I also see that there are pictures of athletes, explorers, and others. I think the author will tell how these different people helped shape our country.
21 Your PurposeSetting a purpose before reading helps readers focus their attention.You will read to find answers to the Theme Question: What qualities does a hero have.You may have other purposes for reading. Ask yourself:Why am I beginning to read Heroes today? Maybe you’re interested to learn how athletes have made a difference.
22 Let’s Read Together Turn to pp. 262 and 263. As I begin reading Chapter 1, I notice that the author gives several examples of heroes from the past. These heroes seem like everyday people to me. I also see a photograph of an athlete and a picture of some exporers. Why did the author choose to write about them? What makes them heroes? What do they have in common?
23 Turn to ppThe passage moves from talking about courage to giving information about Abraham Lincoln. Why do you think the author does that?What words would you use to describe Abraham Lincoln?
24 PPThe author uses a map when she writes about Susie King Taylor. How does the map help you understand Taylor’s accomplishments?
25 ppThe author suggests Chief Joseph is a hero because he decided to Surrender. Why do you think the author considers this action heroic?What does the map show about Chief Joseph’s tough journey?
26 PpWhat do the photo and caption of Roberto Clemente on p. 270 tell you about the kind of person he was?
27 RespondWere the predictions you made about what you were going to learn accurate?How did the pictues, captions,a nd maps help you understand the text better?What was your own purpose for reading? Did the reading answer the questions you had?With a partner, discuss what you learned about heroes from reading Chapter 1.Discuss What American heroes of the past have in common.
28 Frequently Misspelled words Spelling and PhonicsstoodsmoothwoodtrueshookcrewspoonflewballoonvaluetoothReview Words12. Horse13. WheelFrequently Misspelled words14. pretty15. would
29 The letters oo can make both long and short vowel sounds. The word wood has the short oo sound.Lets look through the spelling words to find other words with the short oo sound.Other words may spell the same vowel sound differently such as the word would.
30 The word spoon has the long vowel sound The word spoon has the long vowel sound. Let’s find other words in the list with this sound.The same vowel sound can also be spelled differently, such as in the words true and flew.
31 Practice and Apply Sort the Spelling Words Vowel Sounds in Spelling WordsShort ooLong ooPractice and Apply Sort the Spelling Wordsstoodsmooth
32 Fluency Earhart Crosses Atlantic Turn to Practice Companion p. 6Throughout the week you will practice reading the newspaper article to become fluent readers.
33 What do you already know about Amelia Earhart and her accomplishments? Have you ever taken a trip somewhere all by yourself? How did you feel?What qualities do you think Amelia Earhart probably had that helped her accomplish her solo flight across the Atlantic?
34 Become familiar with these words: StunnedSoloGustsSwirlingMechanical
35 Listen as I read the selection aloud. Pay attention to my phrasing, pacing, and expression.Why do you think feeling the rush of the airplane blow by made Earhart want to become a pilot?Let’s complete an echo reading of the article and then a choral reading.
36 Day 1 Wrap-upWhat additional things did you learn while reading about national heroes?Use theme and other vocabulary as you discuss.Let’s make sure that students from all the groups have a chance to share.Share your thoughts on how what you’ve read connects to your personal experiences.
37 Daily WritingChoose one hero from your reading today and write about the qualities that make that person a hero.When you’re using the Lead 21 Website this week, you can add to the Story Starter and the Theme Wall.