Question of the Day What is you favorite season of the year? Why? My favorite season of the year is _______ because_________.
Read Aloud Listen to the poem to find out how the poet feels about fall. Autumn I lie on my back and look up to see A towering giant way above me. Drifting down from branches tall, Bright colored leaves begin to fall. Very soon the tree is bare, Cold but swaying in autumn air. And though this tree seems dead today, It will bloom again, one fine spring day. What does the poet mean by “And though this tree seems dead today”? How do you think the poet feels about autumn? What does the poet mean by “And though this tree seems dead today”? How do you think the poet feels about autumn? T221
Phonics and Spelling: Consonants /s/c;/j/ g, dge edge dodge ridge fudge These words all include the pattern dge. This pattern is used when a word has a short vowel followed immediately by the final /j/ sound. cage hinge large change These words end with the letter pattern ge. When the sound /j/ comes direclty after a long vowel or a consonant, the letter combination ge is used.
Phonics: ge or dge? The chalk is on the le____ if the board. ledge Write your name on the first pa____ of the test. page The police officer wore a ba____ on her jacket. badge There is a very lar___ fish in that tank. large I’ll be out as soon as I chan___ my shirt. change
Phonics: Find the Soft c or g sound Imagine a stag in the woods. Imagine Recently, I visited a castle. recently The steam engine was great. engine Are giants or geese real? giants
columns A column is a tall, circular structure that holds up part of a building. What might a column hold up? Read pg. 368-369 Do the tree trunks look like columns rising from the forest floor? The word is… columns What is the word? columns
absorb Something absorbs a liquid if it soaks up the liquid. What will absorb spilled milk? Which trees absorb the most sun in the rain forest? The word is… absorb What is the word? absorb
protects When you protect something, you keep it safe. What kind of clothing protects firefighters? Who is someone that protects you? Do you think the canopy protects the animals? The word is… protects What is the word? protects
rustling When objects are rustling, they are moving and making soft sounds. What might you hear rustling in the fall? What animals besides squirrels might make a rustling sound in the trees? The word is…. rustling What is the word? rustling
dissolve When something dissolves, it mixes completely with a liquid. Will sugar dissolve in water if you stir it? Would the particles of nutrients dissolve if it did not rain? Why or Why not? The word is… dissolve What is the word? dissolve
particles Tiny pieces of something are called particles. What kinds of particles have you brushed from your clothes? Turn to your neighbor and use particles in a sentence. The word is…. particles What is the word? Particles Now let’s look at pg. 368-369
scavenger A scavenger lives on material from trees. An animal is a scavenger if it collects leftover and unwanted objects. My mother calls me a scavenger because I bring home left over paper from art class. When have you been a scavenger? How can scavenger help trees grow and create new trees? The word is… scavenger What is the word? scavenger
tugged If you tugged something, you pulled it hard. Miss Mc Gillicuddy tugged at her kite to get it out of the tree. Would you tug a wagon or a ball? Turn to a partner and tell them about something you have tugged. The word is …. tugged What is the word? tugged
paused If you paused, you stopped what you were doing for just a moment. Miss McGillicuddy paused for a moment while gardening. Would you pause to invite someone to join in your game or to score a goal? Why might someone pause during a game? The word is…. pause What is the word? pause
self-sufficient In many forests, the trees and animals are self-sufficient. If something is self-sufficient is makes everything it needs. Most young people are not self-sufficient, and they need adults to provide them with food and shelter. In what ways are you self-sufficient? Turn to your neighbor and tell them if you would enjoy being self-sufficient or not. Explain why, or why not.
Comprehension The author’s purpose is the reason he or she writes something. Knowing whether a writer is trying to explain, entertain, or persuade helps readers focus on the main message. Turn to your partner and tell him or her one reason why the author wrote “A Tree is Growing”.
Fluency Good readers speak clearly and change their voices as they read to help listeners understand the text. This is called intonation. Remember that end marks are important clue for intonation. For example, at the end of a question, a reader’s voice usually goes up, but at the end of a statement, a reader’s voice goes down. Turn to pg. 374 listen as I read. Turn to your partner and read pg. 375, and use intonation.
Grammar: Subject and Object Pronouns In a sentence, an object is a noun that is not the subject of the sentence. The dog chewed the bone. Dog –subject bone – object The dog chewed it. It- replaces – the bone Pronouns that take the place of objects are called object pronouns. They include me, you, him, her, it, us, and them. The teachers applauded Mrs. Chan. The teachers applauded her. Shantay planned the party. Shantay panned it.
DOL 3. Them were late for dinner 4. mary and me went to the shopping mall. 5. We gave she a lemon tree They. MI her.
Writing Has a topic sentence Gives facts, examples and details about a topic Explains Tells what, why or how Uses subject and object pronouns Restate the most important idea at the end What I knowWhat I Learned