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1 So You want to be President? Compiled by: Terry Sams PESTerry Sams BY Judith George Illustrated by David Small

2 Summary President of the United States is a tough job that many people strive to get. This book tells you what it takes to be president, but also how our past presidents stayed true to themselves and their unique personalities while in office.

3 Study Skills  Genre: Expository Nonfiction  Comprehension Skill: Main idea  Comprehension Strategy: Summarize  Comprehension Review Skill: Generalize  Vocabulary: Dictionary/Glossary

4 Genre: Expository Nonfiction  Expository Nonfiction is fiction that gives factual information about the real world.  It explains the nature of something, or tells what something is like.  It uses methods of expository nonfiction such as definition, comparison and contrast, example, and classification.  Text features such as chapter tittles, subtitles, illustrations, charts, and bold type can help determine what is covered.

5 Comprehension Skill Tested – Main Idea and Details  The focus of a paragraph or an article - what the article is about – is the topic.  The most important thing about this topic is called the main idea.  Small pieces of information that tell more about the main idea are supporting details.

6 Comprehension Strategy - Summarizing Summarizing A summary is a short statement that tells the main ideas of a selection. A story summary should tell the goals of the characters, how they try to reach them, and whether they reach them. A summary of an article should tell the main idea, leaving out unnecessary details. Tips on Summarizing

7 Comprehension 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 generalization is a broad statement that applies to many examples.

8 Comprehension Skill: Generalizing  Words such as all, none, most, many, always, never, and generally are clues that can signal a generalization.  A valid generalization is accurate.  A valid generalization is supported by facts.  A faulty generalization is not accurate.

9 Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary Te  Some words have more than one meaning  Sometimes readers need to check a dictionary or glossary to find the meaning that makes sense for the sentence.

10 Vocabulary Strategy Dictionary / Glossary Te  Dictionaries and Glossaries provide words in alphabetical lists.  Sometimes looking at the words around an unfamiliar word can’t help you. If this happens use a dictionary or glossary.

11 Research/Study Skill – Time Lines  A time line shows information in chronological order. It is divided into sections that represent periods of time and is read from left to right or top to bottom.  The title of a time line describes the topic  Labels give dates and details of events.

12 George Washington’s Life 1732 17591776 1781 1789 17921799 born marries RW begins war ends Constitutional Convention elected President died

13 Question of the Week TE 240 m  What is the job of the President of the United States?

14 Day 2 - Question of the Day  Why do you think the author includes so many details about former presidents?

15  If you were president, what would you like and dislike about your job? Day 3 - Question of the Day

16 Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review  Do you think the President should set aside more land for national parks? Why or why not?

17 Weekly Fluency Check - Stress Emphasis TE259a ● Read aloud “Welcome to Washington!” on p. 240m. Explain that you will emphasize certain words to make it easier for listeners to understand information in the text.

18 Review Questions 1.How does the author organize this selection? 2.What is the main idea of this story? 3.Why does the author include the detail about the President never taking out the garbage?

19 Review Questions 1. What did President Roosevelt’s brother do to cheer him up? 2.What was something President Taft said that show he had a sense of humor? 3.Can you name a President that did not go to college?

20 Review Questions 1.What was something Washington and Lincoln had in common as President?

21 Vocabulary - Say It  howling  humble  politics  vain  responsibility  Constitution  solemnly

22 More Words to Know execute oath priority capital capitol clerks

23 Constitution  the written set of fundamental principles by which the United States is governed

24 vain  having too much pride in your looks, ability, etc.

25 howling  very great

26 responsibility  the act or fact of taking care of someone or something; obligation

27 humble  not proud; modest

28 politics  the work of government; management of public business

29 solemnly  seriously; earnestly; with dignity

30 execute  to carry out; do

31 priority  something given attention before anything else

32 oath  a solemn promise

33 capital  city where the government of a country, state, or province is located

34 clerks  people employed in an office to file papers, type letters, or keep accounts

35 Do you know anyone that is vain about their looks?


37 The President has to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.


39 Even though that student is very athletic, they act humble about how well they play.


41 Some people think that politics is dull, but winning is fun.


43 Do you solemnly promise to follow the rules?


45 Even though it was boring to listen to, his speech was a howling success.


47 We all have a responsibility of always doing our best.


49 Our nation was the first to create its capital.


51 When the capital was moved to Washington in 1800, there were just 126 clerks on payroll.


53 The white dome of the capitol shines in the sunlight.


55 What branch of government has to execute the laws?


57 Do the Boys and Girl Scouts still have to say an oath?


59 Students need to make homework a priority.


61 Writing Assignment Write a Caption 259j  Draw a picture of a household machine.  Use at least 3 spelling words to write caption for the picture that explains the machine’s purose or tells how it works.

62 Spelling Words Words with ear, ir, our, ur  return  courage  surface  purpose  first  turkey  heard  early  turtle  birthday

63 Spelling Words Words with ear, ir, our, ur  journal  courtesy  nourish  purse  furniture  search  curtain  burrow  hamburger  survey

64 CHALLENGE  turquoise  absurd  furthermore  flourish  nourishment

65 This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:

66 Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.

67 survey

68 hamburger

69 burrow

70 curtain

71 search

72 furniture

73 purse

74 nourish

75 courtesy

76 journal

77 birthday

78 turtle

79 early

80 heard

81 turkey

82 first

83 purpose

84 surface

85 courage

86 return

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