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1 How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning Treasures, 4th Grade, Unit 2, Week 4 This PowerPoint was created by Dr. Anita Archer as a part of the Wichita Schools Vocabulary Project. Users are encouraged to edit, reorder, reformat (change theme) or augment the slides to fit their classroom needs. * Words have been added from the passage.
2 invent* verbIf you invent something such as a machine or a process, you are the first person to think of it or make it. synonym – create, develop
3 invent exampleBen Franklin invented the Franklin stove.
4 invent exampleBen Franklin also invented this musical instrument.
5 invent word relativesinvent verb invented verb inventions noun inventor noun Would you like to invent something new? Ben Franklin, an American born in 1706, invented many things. One of his inventions was the Franklin stove. Ben Franklin is a very famous inventor.
6 Other words for Ben Franklin - cian Ben Franklin played music. He was a musician. He worked with electricity. He was an electrician. He was involved in politics. He was a politician.
7 Other words for Ben Franklin - er Ben Franklin loved to write. He was a writer. He helped print a newspaper. He was a printer. He liked to do experiments. He was an experimenter.
8 Other words for Ben Franklin - ist Ben Franklin drew cartoons for newspapers. He was a cartoonist. He studied science. He was a scientist.
9 mischief nounMischief is something amusing that may cause trouble. synonym – pranks, tricks
10 mischief exampleThis kitten can get into a lot of mischief.
11 mischief exampleWhen he was young, Ben Franklin worked as a newspaper printer. Ben got into mischief when he pretended to be a woman and wrote an advice column for the newspaper.
12 mischief checking understanding These toddlers could get into lots of mischief.How might they get into mischief?Begin by saying:These toddlers could get into lots of mischief. They could....
13 hilarious adjectiveWhen a joke is hilarious, it makes you laugh a lot. Synonyms - very funny
14 hilarious exampleWe laughed at the hilarious antics of the monkey in the movie. He got into lots of mischief.
15 hilarious exampleIs this Ben Franklin joke hilarious? How did Ben Franklin feel after he flew a kite in a thunderstorm?
17 convinced verbTo be convinced is to have accepted someone’s views. Synonym – talk into, persuade
18 convinced exampleDuring the American Revolutionary War, Ben Franklin went to France. He convinced the leaders of France to help the Americans defeat Great Britain.
19 convinced check understanding What have you convinced people to believe or do?Begin by saying:I convinced someone to ...convinced
20 independence nounCountries seeking independence wish to govern themselves. Synonym – self-government, freedom, liberty
21 independence exampleThe American colonists fought against the British (Red Coats) to gain their independence. The colonists wanted to rule their own land.
22 independence exampleBen Franklin helped write the Declaration of Independence.
23 independence check understanding What is a synonym for independence?Begin by saying:A synonym for independence is...
24 dizzy adjectiveSomeone who feels dizzy finds it hard to keep his or her balance. Synonym – self-government, freedom, liberty
25 dizzy example and check understanding Jake has gone around and around on this ride. He is feeling dizzy. He can’t even stand up.Tell about a time when you were dizzy.Begin by saying:I felt dizzy when...
26 whirlwind analyze the word A whirlwind is a wind that ___________ around you. Show the movement of a whirlwind with your arm.
27 whirlwind check understanding What would happen to lightweight objects in a whirlwind?Begin by saying:If there was a whirlwind, lightweight objects would...
28 nowadays analyze the word check understanding Nowadays are days that are right ___________. If something happened today or recently, did it happen nowadays? If something happened 200 years ago, did it happen nowadays?
29 handy analyze the word check understanding When something is handy, it is nearby or near your_________.Many people keep their cell phone handy. What are some everyday items that you want to keep handy?Begin by saying:Some everyday items that I want to keep handy include: ...
30 Lesson Review Tell students the word hint Lesson Review Tell students the word hint. Have them form the number on their desk and then show you.WordI am thinking of a word that meansinventmischiefhilariousconvincedindependencedizzywhirlwindnowadayshandyhow you feel after being on a roller coastervery funnytalking someone into doing somethingfreedomgetting into troubleto make something that no one else has thought of