6What’s your conclusion? Raise your hand to share.
7Vocabulary you need to know climb bladedandelion gnarledrushed enormousthirsty sourreach hightip stoodagainst stretchinghurried awhilethought sunflowershining goldentumbled hungshading fanlikerush deeptowering dashedfaraway hilltopbeyond enoughunderstood surprisedwiser puffingnodded passedDiscuss the meaning of each word and use it in a sentence.
8Monitor and Clarify When something confuses you while you are reading… You should stop to discuss the word or phrase that was confusing.You can talk about it with:*your teacher*your friend*your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa*spend time thinking it through
9Monitor and Clarify Good readers do NOT simply skip it and keep going. Good readers stop to figure out the difficult material.
10Purpose… Remember the theme of our unit… Keep Trying! 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 helped someone younger than you learn something new?
12Remember to print match! I’m watching you! Let’s Read…Remember to print match! I’m watching you!
13Check for understanding… 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 lesson do you learn about trying from reading this story?Why do you think the old ant doesn’t say anything to the young ant?
14Let’s sequence the story… * Remember SEQUENCE means:The order the events in the story take place.* This helps good readers follow the writer’s line of thought and helps you remember the story!Let’s get started…
15Tell me what happens first. The ant climbed the tallest blade of grass he could find.
16What happened next?The ant climbed up the dandelion.
17Then what happened?The ant climbed up the stem of a rose.
18Next what happened?The ant climbed up the sunflower.
19Then what happened next? The ant climbed up the apple tree?
20What does the ant do next? The ant climbs up the maple tree.
22What does the ant do last? Finally, the ant climbs the pine tree.
23What 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.
24Main Idea and Details…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.Details strengthen the main point.The author gives you details to help you understand the main idea.
25Main Idea and Details… Details can be: *Facts *Opinions *Descriptions *Reasons or causes*Definitions*Comparisons and contrasts
26Making Connections… How is the Ant similar or different from: Frog and ToadItsy Bitsy SpiderBlack History Leaders