Presentation on theme: "The California Gold Rush"— Presentation transcript:
1The California Gold Rush By Elizabeth Van SteenwykOpen Court ReadingUnit 6 Lesson 6Word Knowledge and Vocabulary
2Hyperlink here to slide 7 for vocabulary words Word Knowledge Grade 4, Unit 6 – Lesson 6Hyperlink here to slide 7 for vocabulary wordsThese words have the suffix –er.Line 1: trapper settler owner rancherThe suffix –er means “a person or thing that performs the action of”All of these words contain short vowel soundsLine 2: established citizenship product unimpressede, a, i, o, uRoot wordsLine 3: applied frenzied copies discoveriesThe root words end with y and the y was changed to iAll these words contain the comparative and superlative endings –er and -estLine 4: noisier curlier speediest liveliestWhat adjectives were these endings added to ?Sentence 1: The owner of the Star was an enterprising man.Sentence 2: They had followed trails established by trappers.Sentence 3: Sutter applied for Mexican citizenship.Sentence 4: Even the speediest boat trip to California took months.
7Story Vocabulary Em-i-grants Per-se-cu-tion A-ban-don Pros-pec-ting Ver-i-fiedUse a variety of skills in the following slides like context clues, apposition, and word structure to determinethe meaning of each word.
8Use context clues, apposition, or word structure em-i-grantsMeanwhile, overland emigrants from the United States were starting to arrive in the valley.The emigrants wrote to relatives they left in their homeland.Context clues?Prediction ?emigrants- people who have left their homeland to settle in a new oneemigrantsPart of speech ?Definition ?
9Use context clues, apposition, or word structure per-se-cu-tionThey had sailed around Cape Horn hoping to escape from the religious persecution they had experienced in the East.The Pilgrims left England to escape persecution.Word Structure?Prediction ?persecution- the mistreatment or harassment of a person orgroup of peoplepersecutionPart of speech ?Definition ?
10Use context clues, apposition, or word structure a-ban-donThey discovered enough to abandon their regular work and begin mining in earnest.Settlers would often abandon their houses when they moved westward.Context Clues?synonyms?abandon- to give up something; to stop working on somethingabandonDefinition ?Part of speech ?
11Use context clues, apposition, or word structure pros-pec-tingThose who had already been prospecting displayed their pouches of gold dust as they prepared to dig for more.After two weeks of prospecting we still hadn’t found any gold.Context clues?Prediction ?prospecting- searching for gold or some other valuable productprospectingPart of speech ?Definition ?
12Use context clues, apposition, or word structure ver-i-fiedHe said that the news of California’s gold discovery had been verified.I called Grandma and verified that she had received the package I sent.You create your own Circle Map. Use the skills that you’ve been taught this week.verified- declared real, authentic, or trueverified
13Gold Rush Virtual TourClick on me! When you get to the virtual tour try: Experience Gold Rush! and Onsite (QTVR) Adventures
14Gold Rush Videos Click on me to watch a video! No! Click on me to watch a video.