5Genre: PlayA play has all the elements of a story-characters, setting, plot, and theme- but it doesn’t look like a story because it’s written to be performed. As you read, think about how this play might be different as a chapter in a book.
6SummaryGrace and her friends build a time machine powered by imagination. Using the memories of Grace’s grandmother and Mrs. Myerson, a neighbor, everyone has fun experiencing far-off places such as Gambia, Trinidad, and Heidelberg.
7Comprehension Skill Review: Compare and Contrast A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike.A Contrast tells how they are differentClue words such as like or as show comparisons.Clue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.
8Day 1- Question of the Week What can we accomplish by using our imaginations?
9Vocabulary - Say It awkward aboard miracle vehicle atlas mechanical capablechantaboardvehicleatlasreseats
10contraption pantomime excursion invention research More Words to Knowcontraption pantomime excursion invention research
11Activate Prior Knowledge Do you think time travel is possible?If you could make a trip to a different time, would you travel to the future or past?What would be the benefit of time travel?Why could traveling through different times be dangerous?
13Comprehension Skill Tested – Draw Conclusions When you draw conclusions, you use details and what you already know to form opinions or make decisions about characters and events.The facts and details are small pieces of information in the story.
14Comprehension Skill Tested – Draw Conclusions Facts and details “add up” to a conclusion.A flashback briefly “pauses” the present-time events of the story.A flashback helps explain something that is happening now in the story.
15Compare and Contrast Practice BrazilBoliviasizesland featurespeople
18We built a time machine. In our base ment. 2. It can goes forword or backward in time.
19What is the singular form of mice? But Prudy herself found that she could barely get to her desk to feed her mice.In this sentence, the word mice is an irregular plural noun.What is the singular form of mice?
20mouseThe singular noun, mouse, does not add -s or -es to form the plural.Instead, it has a special form: mice
21An irregular plural noun has a special form for the plural. OXOXENSHEEPCHILDCHILDRENDEERFOOTFEET
26Day 2 - Question of the Day What happens when Grace and her friends use their imaginations?
27Vocabulary Strategy Prefixes - Prefixes are letters added to the beginning of a word that change its meaning.The prefix re- means “again.”If you retie a knot, you tie it again.The prefix a means “on, in or at”.If you are abed, you are in bed.
28Word Structure Practice Add Prefix re-SentencethinkrethinkI’ll rethink that question.workreadvisitsetplay
29on board; in or on a ship, train, bus, airplane, etc. aboardon board; in or on a ship, train, bus, airplane, etc.
30vehicledevice for carrying people or things, such as a car, bus, airplane, etc.
40excursiona short trip taken for interest or pleasure, often by a group of people together
41something made for the first time inventionsomething made for the first time
42the act of hunting carefully for facts or truth researchthe act of hunting carefully for facts or truth
43Weekly Fluency Check - Characterization/Dialogue Read aloud “Journal of a Teenage Genius” on p. 188m. Explain how you use what you know about the characters to choose a voice for each one and make the dialogue more interesting.
443. Our time machine took us back in time, we lands in an ancient forest. 4. We saw wolfes and mooses among the trees.
45CAN YOU FIGURE OUT THE IRREGULAR PLURAL FORM OF EACH OF THESE NOUNS?
60Day 3 - Question of the Day How did using her imagination affect Mrs. Myerson?
61Review QuestionsHow did grace show she was capable of taking care of Nana?How were the trips to The Gambia and Trinidad alike?What does this story teach about inventions?How did Mrs. Myerson fell about the children?
62Review Questions Why do you think the author wrote this story? How might Mrs. Myerson’s imaginary trip affect her present life?Would you like to time travel? Why or why not?How were the imaginary trips to Trinidad and Heidelberg alike?
63Each new invention seemed like a mechanical miracle.
64Each new invention seemed like a mechanical miracle.
65The train was capable of wild speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
66The train was capable of wild speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
67Each rider was thrilled when they heard, “All aboard!”
68Each rider was thrilled when they heard, “All aboard!”
69He was clumsy and awkward as he walked across the ice.
70He was clumsy and awkward as he walked across the ice.
71The conductor reseats us after the train started.
72The conductor reseats us after the train started.
104Essay QuestionsFrom the events described in this story, what could you conclude about time travel?How were the imaginary trips to Trinidad and Heidelberg alike?How might Mrs. Myerson’s imaginary trip to the past affect her present life?
105Day 5 - Question of the Week What can we accomplish by using our imaginations?
106Research/Study Skill – Advertisement All advertisements sell a product or service.Advertisements want their product or service to appear the best.
107Research/Study Skill – Advertisement There are four parts to an advertisement:-photo or illustration-a headline in large type-information about the product-who makes the product or service
108Group Work Reading WB 79-80 Language Day 5 Writing Assignment Tri-Fold Section 5SmartBoard- Prefixes and Suffixes
112Writing AssignmentThink of a scene in which two characters are having a conversation. They might be arguing, making a decision, or trying to solve a problem.Visualize what they look like and where the scene is taking place.Write their exact words.
113Writing Assignment Drafting Tips Make your characters’ speech – or dialogue – sound the way people really talk.Describe important actions occurring on stage using adverbs.Organize your writing carefully. always begin with a description of the scene.
114Additional Resources Hartcourt Game Vocabulary Practice Reading Review Prefixes and SuffixesAnswering QuestionsCompare and ContrastCompare and Contrast GameHow to write a friendly letterTimeline/Time Machine GameFUNBRAINHartcourt GameQuia: Plural Nouns (Regular & Irregular)Quia Challenge Board: Plural NounsBrainPop: Roots, Prefixes, & SuffixesInternet 4 Classrooms: PrefixesTV411: What Are They Selling?Inferences Study ZoneDrawing Conclusions Study ZoneBrainPop: Graphic DesignBrainPop: DramaAuthor's Purpose Practice