Genre: Fantasy Characters and events that could occur in real life combine with those that could not. “That’s Amazing!”
Purposes for Reading Strategy focus: Monitor and Clarify Comprehension skill: Noting Detail Vocabulary development Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus: Strategy Focus: Monitor /Clarify Monitor: Ask yourself, “Did I understand what I just read?” Clarify: Reread the story, or read ahead to clarify your understanding. Monitoring and clarifying are ways of making sure you follow and understand the story.
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Grade Four English-language Arts Content Standards Writing Create multiple-paragraph writings Illustrate focus, graphic organize, point of view Write legibly in cursive Demonstrate keyboarding skills Be familiar with computer vocabulary Know the purpose of various reference books Revise and edit own paper for progress Write narratives using related ideas and sensory details Write responses to literature and expository reports Write and speak using appropriate grammar Identify and use various parts of speech Organize and deliver oral reports Know appropriate punctuation rules Correctly spell grade level words Alphabetical order Reading Decoding and word recognition Antonyms, synonyms, idioms, affixes Read aloud narrative/expository texts fluently Use a dictionary and a thesaurus Comprehension strategies Comprehend and analyze texts Listening and Speaking Listen and respond appropriately to oral communication Deliver oral presentations with a clear focus Analyze and evaluate oral and media communications
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Genre: Fairy Tale A fantasy story that has been retold through generations and in many cultures. “That’s Amazing!”
Purposes for Reading Strategy focus: Question Comprehension skill: Compare/Contrast Vocabulary development Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus: Strategy Focus: Question Question: What is Cendrillon’s carriage made out of? Question: Does she have two evil stepsisters? As you read the story, think of questions you can ask other students.
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Genre: Tall Tale Characters with exaggerated qualities and abilities perform fantastic feats. “That’s Amazing!”
Purposes for Reading Strategy focus: Evaluate Comprehension skill: Fantasy/realism Vocabulary development Critical thinking, discussion
Strategy Focus: Strategy Focus: Evaluate Evaluate: What details make the story realistic and which details make the story fantastic? Evaluate how the author and illustrator make the story funny and incredible.