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The Way of the Ant Written by: Kazue Mizumura Illustrated by: Laurel Aiello

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1 The Way of the Ant Written by: Kazue Mizumura Illustrated by: Laurel Aiello

2 Are you ready for a new story? The next three slides are clues for you… What do think our story will be about? What do think our story will be about?

3 Clue # 1

4 Clue # 2

5 Clue # 3

6 Whats your conclusion? Raise your hand to share.

7 Vocabulary you need to know climbblade climbblade dandelion gnarled dandelion gnarled rushedenormous rushedenormous thirsty sour thirsty sour reach high reach high tipstood tipstood againststretching againststretching hurriedawhile hurriedawhile thoughtsunflower thoughtsunflower shininggolden shininggolden tumbledhung tumbledhung shadingfanlike shadingfanlike rushdeep rushdeep toweringdashed toweringdashed farawayhilltop farawayhilltop beyondenough beyondenough understoodsurprised understoodsurprised wiserpuffing wiserpuffing noddedpassed noddedpassed Discuss the meaning of each word and use it in a sentence.

8 Monitor and Clarify When something confuses you while you are reading… When something confuses you while you are reading… You should stop to discuss the word or phrase that was confusing. You should stop to discuss the word or phrase that was confusing. You can talk about it with: You can talk about it with: * your teacher * your teacher * your friend * your friend * your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa * your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa * spend time thinking it through * spend time thinking it through

9 Monitor and Clarify Good readers do NOT simply skip it and keep going. Good readers do NOT simply skip it and keep going. Good readers stop to figure out the difficult material. Good readers stop to figure out the difficult material.

10 Purpose… Remember the theme of our unit… Remember the theme of our unit… Keep Trying! Keep Trying! Look for ways any of the characters keep trying throughout our story… Look for ways any of the characters keep trying throughout our story…

11 ? Focus Questions ? Have you learned something, and then decided to learn something more difficult? Have you learned something, and then decided to learn something more difficult? Have you helped someone younger than you learn something new? Have you helped someone younger than you learn something new?

12 Lets Read… Remember to print match! Im watching you!

13 Check for understanding… What does the ant try to do in this story and why? What does the ant try to do in this story and why? What does the ant find out when he climbs to the top of the pine tree at the end of the story ? What does the ant find out when he climbs to the top of the pine tree at the end of the story ? What lesson do you learn about trying from reading this story? What lesson do you learn about trying from reading this story? Why do you think the old ant doesnt say anything to the young ant? Why do you think the old ant doesnt say anything to the young ant?

14 Lets sequence the story… * Remember SEQUENCE means: The order the events in the story take place. The order the events in the story take place. * This helps good readers follow the writers line of thought and helps you remember the story! Lets get started…

15 Tell me what happens first. The ant climbed the tallest blade of grass he could find. The ant climbed the tallest blade of grass he could find.

16 What happened next? The ant climbed up the dandelion.

17 Then what happened? The ant climbed up the stem of a rose.

18 Next what happened? The ant climbed up the sunflower.

19 Then what happened next? The ant climbed up the apple tree?

20 What does the ant do next? The ant climbs up the maple tree.

21 Then the ant… climbs up the oak tree.

22 What does the ant do last? Finally, the ant climbs the pine tree.

23 What is the very last thing that happens to the ant in our story? The ant has grown older and wiser and he meets a young ant on the way down the pine tree.

24 Main Idea and Details… An author always has something specific to say to the reader. An author always has something specific to say to the reader. The author may state the main idea different ways, but the reader should always be able to tell what the writing is about. The author may state the main idea different ways, but the reader should always be able to tell what the writing is about. Details strengthen the main point. Details strengthen the main point. The author gives you details to help you understand the main idea. The author gives you details to help you understand the main idea.

25 Main Idea and Details… Details can be: *Facts*Opinions*Descriptions *Reasons or causes *Definitions *Comparisons and contrasts

26 Making Connections… How is the Ant similar or different from: Frog and Toad Frog and Toad Itsy Bitsy Spider Itsy Bitsy Spider Black History Leaders Black History Leaders

27 Parts of an Ant

28 The Life Cycle of an Ant

29 The Home of an Ant

30 Photos of the Life Cycle 1. ant and eggs 2. larva and cocoons 3. larva and pupae 4. A newly hatched worker ant

31 Awesome Photos…

32 Ants, Ants,Ants

33 Ants…

34 THE END Did you like my story?


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