Presentation on theme: "McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders"— Presentation transcript:
1 McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Focus WallUnit 1 Week 4Theme: InventionsShared Reading: Fantasy Becomes Fact –RRW p64Main Selection: The Boy Who Invented TV LA p. 68Close Reading: Time to Invent – LA p.86
2 Title: The Boy Who Invented TV Author: Kathleen Krull Comprehension Skill:Text Structure : SequenceSequence: Describes events in order or tells the steps to follow in order to make or do something. Signal Words: begin withmost importantalsofor instancein factfor exampleanothernot long afterComprehension Strategy:Ask and Answer QuestionsAsking questions and looking for answers -before I read -as I read -after I read.I wonder... I was confused when... How could that be? Why do you think? Who... What... Where... When...
3 Vocabulary Strategy-Greek Roots English has many words with Latin and Greek roots.Roots can help you figure out the meanings of new words.The root geo means “earth.” What do you think geologist meansin this sentence?: The geologist looked closely at the rocks.(a person who studies the earth)Greek root for life. A biography is the story of a person’s life. An autobiography isthe story of the writer’s life. Biology is the science of living things.Greek root for life: ____ ____ ____
5 Essential Question How does technology lead to a creative idea? Literature ResponseImagine life before television. How would life be different if the TV had never been invented?
6 Focus QuestionFarnsworth hoped that television would connect people and benefit mankind. Think about how television has influenced your life and family members - Was Farnsworth’s dream realized - Is television a force for good in our lives?
7 Philo FarnsworthPhilo T. Farnsworth came up with the original idea for electronic television when he was 14. Although he did not share in the fortunes made on his invention, his is a story of true American Ingenuity. He was one of our unsung geniuses
8 PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 1
9 claimed-declared as one’s own VocabularyBreakthrough-a sudden important advance or discoverycaptivated-influenced by charm, art, or skillclaimed-declared as one’s own
10 Devices-things that are made or invented for a particular reason Envisioned-imagined something that could or would happen in the futurePatents-papers issued to a person or company by the government granting the rights to be the only one to make use, or sell new inventions for a period of time
11 Haphazardly- characterized by lack of order or planning; irregular; chance; random Engineer- a person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines or machines.Hand-cranked-To start or operate (an engine, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.phonograph-A machine that reproduces sound by means of a stylus in contact with a grooved rotating disk.
12 Bombarded-to attack verbally, or asking too many questions Pulleys-A simple machine consisting essentially of a wheel with a grooved rim in which a pulled rope or chain can run to change the direction of the pull and thereby lift a load.Churn-To move with or produce great agitation
13 Whirl-To rotate or spin rapidly harness-to bring under conditions for effective use; gain control over for aparticular endparallel-separated by an equal distance at every point; never touching or intersectingfused-To become mixed or united bycontroversial-something new that people question or have problems with
14 Halting-Hesitant or wavering Precision-the quality of being precise; accuracyUnison-Act of working together at the same time; or at once.
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