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1 McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
Focus Wall Unit 1 Week 4 Theme: Inventions Shared Reading: Fantasy Becomes Fact –RRW p64 Main Selection: The Boy Who Invented TV LA p. 68 Close Reading: Time to Invent – LA p.86

2 Title: The Boy Who Invented TV Author: Kathleen Krull
Comprehension Skill: Text Structure : Sequence Sequence:   Describes events in order or tells the steps to follow in order to make or do something.  Signal Words:  begin with most important also for instance in fact for example another not long after Comprehension Strategy: Ask and Answer Questions Asking 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 means in 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 is the 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 Response Imagine life before television. How would life be different if the TV had never been invented?

6 Focus Question Farnsworth 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 Farnsworth Philo 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


9 claimed-declared as one’s own
Vocabulary Breakthrough-a sudden important advance or discovery captivated-influenced by charm, art, or skill claimed-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 future Patents-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 a particular end parallel-separated by an equal distance at every point; never touching or intersecting fused-To become mixed or united by controversial-something new that people question or have problems with

14 Halting-Hesitant or wavering
Precision-the quality of being precise; accuracy Unison-Act of working together at the same time; or at once.

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