2Question of the DayWhat are some of the different forms of local government?2
3Realistic Fiction Characters and events are like real Takes place in a setting that is real or familiarIncludes a challenge or problem that might happen in real lifePurpose of realistic fictionTo gain knowledge about the topicHow do you think the author of “Mira Sees the Light” feels about sea turtles? How do you know?3
4Good Readers: Read Fluently Intonation and Phrasing:When good readers read aloud, theyVary their intonation to keep the interest of their listeners.Pause between groups of words that go together.4
5Good Readers: Reread and Summarize Monitor your comprehension while you read. If something in the text is unclear, reread to help you better understand the information. As you read, pause to summarize the most important ideas in the text.5
6Review Skill Author’s Purpose and Perspective Authors have different purposes, or reasons for writing.An author may also have a perspective, or point of view, about a topic, which is revealed in the text.Clues and details in the text may reveal an author’s purpose and perspective.6
7Review Skill Plot: Conflict & Resolution A story’s plot includes a conflict and a resolution.The conflict is a problem or challenge faced by the main character. The resolution is how the character solves the problem.Story events move the story from conflict to resolution.7
8Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots A root is the basic part of a word and gives the word its meaning.A root that can stand on its own is called a root word.A prefix is a word part that is added to the beginning of the root word.A suffix is a word part that is added to the end of a root.