Heroes Who are some of your heroes? Why do you respect them? What would make you feel like a hero? Why do you think firefighters were chosen to illustrate the “Heroes” theme? What makes them heroes?
Genre: Realistic Fiction Realistic characters and events come to life in a fictional plot Heroes
Purposes for Reading Strategy focus: predict/infer Comprehension skill: cause and effect Vocabulary development Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus: Strategy Focus: Predict /Infer Predict and infer: What does the title and cover of the story make me think the story will be about? Infer by thinking about how you would act, or what you would do in this situation. Then predict what will happen in the story.
Key Vocabulary boycott civil rights (movement) fare protest stupendous slush skit
Genre: Biography A true story of the life of a real person.
Purposes for Reading Strategy focus: monitor/clarify Comprehension skill: making judgments Vocabulary development Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus: Strategy Focus: Monitor/Clarify Monitor: What happened first? Next? Clarify: Do I understand the story? As you read about Gloria Estefan’s rise to musical fame Monitor your reading to make sure you understand the sequence of events. Clarify what you don’t understand.
Key Vocabulary career contract demonstrated eventually specializes tireless worldwide
Genre: Biography A true story of the life of a real person. Heroes
Purposes for Reading Strategy focus: evaluate Comprehension skill: fact and opinion Vocabulary development Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus: Strategy Focus: Evaluate Evaluate: What clues does the author give me to help me understand that Lou Gehrig was a hero? Lou Gehrig was a hero both on and off the baseball field. As you read about his life, evaluate how well the author shows Gehrig’s heroism.
shortstop The baseball player who guards the area between second base and third base
sportsmanship the quality someone has when acting with dignity in difficult situations
Spelling Focus Spelling Focus VCV Pattern pilot depend visit human seven chosen paper reason become parent never modern tiny tuna event fever moment prison basic open alert license select radar feature
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