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1By:Maria Cristina Brusca On the PampasBy:Maria Cristina BruscaGenre: AutobiographyAuthor’s Purpose: Inform, EntertainSkill: Generalizing
2Summary One summer, María goes by herself to her grandparents' ranch on the Argentine pampas. The first thing she sees when she arrives is her cousin, Susanita, on her very own horse. María gets her own horse, Pampita, and she and Susanita ride everywhere together. María also learns how to lasso a calf, herd cattle, and separate the cows from the calves - just like a regular gaucho, or cowboy.
3“I lived with my family. . .” Genre: AutobiographyAn autobiography tells about a real person’s life and is written by the person who lived it.It is written in the first person.“I lived with my family. . .”It can tell about a person’s whole life or only part of it.
4Comprehension Skill: Generalizing Sometimes as you read, you are given ideas about several things or people.when you make a statement about all of them together, you are making a generalization.A valid generalization is accurate.A faulty generalization is not accurate.
5Generalization Generalization Susanita and I did everything together that summerSusanita was always ready for an adventure.Supporting FactShe was the one who showed me how to take care of horses.She used to swim in the creek holding on to La Baya’s mane.
6Comprehension Skill Review – Context Clues When you see unfamiliar words, use context clues, or words around the unfamiliar word, to figure out its meaning.The context may give a definition or an explanation.Example: Animals that eat other animals are called predatorsSometimes a synonym is used as a context clue.Example: Komodo dragons are carnivores, or meat-eaters.You can also find the meaning of an unknown word by looking for information in picture clues, dictionaries, or explanations.
7Practice Context Clues SentenceBut she rode so well the gauchos called her La Gauchita-”The Little Gaucho.”MeaningThe Little GauchoHow I KnowThe author explains the meaning right away.We would gallop to the general store.store that sells many different kinds of thingsThe picture shows many things sold there.They would make carbonado, a thick stew made of corn and peaches.a thick stew made of corn and peachesThe author defines the word in the same sentence.
8Vocabulary Skill: Homophones Words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently are called homophones.reins and rains dear and deerHomophones also have different meanings.The understand the difference, look for clues in the surrounding words and sentences.Click on the title to practice this skill.
9Weekly Fluency Check - Read with Appropriate Phrasing (pg. 297d) Students should read with appropriate phrasing, for example, using appositives to make reading clearer and more conversational.Often, appositives are used to define something in a story which is unfamiliar to readers, or unique to a story. It keeps the flow and focus of the story moving along.Go to pages , beginning with “I grew up. . .”