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Written by Donald J. Sobol and Illustrated by Brett Helquist Day 1Day 1 Day 4Day 4 Day 2Day 2 Day 5Day 5 Day 3 Vocabulary Definitions Vocabulary Sentences Additional Resources
Realistic Fiction tells about events that could really happen. As you read, think about how the events in this story are similar to events in real life.
A salamander has been stolen from the Den of Darkness in the town aquarium. Encyclopedia Brown, the police chief’s son, solves the mystery that has his dad stumped.
A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike. Clue words such as like or as show comparisons A Contrast tells how they are different Clue words such as but or unlike show contrasts. Comprehension Review: Compare and Contrast
How can attention to detail help solve a problem?
specimen frustration confided case damage court
Good readers use what they know to help them understand what they read. They try to connect it to what they already know. They think about whether they have ever seen or experienced what they are reading about. This helps understand the new information.
A story’s plot is the important parts of the story. A plot, or underlying story structure, is found only in fiction conflict rising action climaxresolution
Problem1. Rising Action 2. Cory waited for her turn. Rising Action3. Climax4. Resolution5. Cory was trying out for a dance group. Cory danced. Cory made it into group. Cory cheered.
1. I was unware that salamanders and lizard’s looked so similar. 2. A salamander’s skin is damp, a lizard’s is’nt.
Contractions are made by bringing two words together into one. Letters are removed and an apostrophe is put in their place. Can not Can’t
I will paint the house red. I’ll paint the house red.
He will fix the car. He’ll fix the car.
She can not get going without her coffee. She can’t get going without her coffee.
I am going outside to skateboard. I’m going outside to skateboard.
You are my best friend! You’re my best friend!
I do not have enough money to buy a new bike.I do not have enough money to buy a new bike. I don’t have enough money to buy a new bike.I don’t have enough money to buy a new bike.
What talents and strategies does Encyclopedia use to solve cases?
Sometimes the author will use a synonym or an antonym as a clue to the meaning of the word. Synonyms are words that mean almost the same thing. Antonyms are words with opposite meanings.
used for information or help
cold-blooded animals with backbones and lungs, usually covered with horny plates for scales
animals shaped like lizards, but related to frogs and toads. They have smooth skin and live in water or in damp places.
cold-blooded animals with backbones and moist scale-less skin. Their young usually have gills and live in water until they develop lungs for living on land.
reptiles with long bodies and tails, moveable eyelids, and usually 4 legs. Some lizards have no legs and look much like snakes.
act of displaying; public showing
activity of criminals; breaking of the law
bewildered; hindered someone by being too hard to understand
one of a group taken to show what the others are like
a feeling of anger and helplessness
told as a secret
matter for a court of law to decide
harm or injury that lessons the value or usefulness
an assembly of persons (judges) who are chosen to administer justice
● Your should read dialogue to express each character’s personality and emotions and to make the dialogue sound the way real people speak. ● Read pg. 496, paragraphs 5-9, and notice how we use our voice to reflect Encyclopedia's feelings of excitement and triumph.
3. Is it unfare to keep animals in captivity. 4. Some animal’s dont seem to mind being in cages.
I must be capitalized. You will only use am with I in a contraction. Replace the a with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. I + am = I’m
If is is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the i and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. she + is = she’s he + is = he’s it + is = it’s that + is = that’s
IIf are is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the a and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. they + are = they’re we + are = we’re you + are = you’re
IIf will is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the w and i and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. she + will = she’ll I + will = I’ll they + will = they’ll we + will = we’ll he + will = he’ll you + will = you’ll it + will = it’ll
If not is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the o and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. have + not = haven’t does + not = doesn’t is + not = isn’t do + not = don’t had + not = hadn’t must + not = mustn’t could + not = couldn’t would + not = wouldn’t should + not = shouldn’t can + not = can’t (leave out one of the n’s) will+ not = won’t (not willn’t!!!!!!!!!!)
If have is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the ha and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. I + have = I’ve they + have = they’ve we + have = we’ve you + have = you’ve
If had is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the ha and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. I + had = I’d they + had = they’d we + had = we’d you + had = you’d
If has is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the ha and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. This one is tricky because you can us is too! she + has = she’s he + has = he’s it + has = it’s that + has = that’s
Vocabulary word Synonym Antonym My own definition. Drawing or symbol Write a sentence using the word.
How is the Encyclopedia Brown story like and unlike a puzzle?
1.Besides working at the aquarium, what do Dr. O’Donnell, Mrs. Brown, and Sam Maine have in common? 2.What is an important lesson in this story? 3.What is the setting of the story? 4.Why did the author write this story? 5.What was Encyclopedia’s clue that helped him solve the crime?
1. Why would Sam Maine have lied about his experience with animals? 2.What was Mrs. King doing while Dr. O’Donnell was examining the crocodile? 3.How are frogs and salamanders alike? 4.What might Sam have done with the Salamander if he had not been caught? 5.What did Encyclopedia need before he could solve the crime?
Leroy is called Encyclopedia because his brain was filled with more facts than a reference book.
A salamander looks like a lizard.
A zoo exhibit has live animals on display that you can see up close.
It would be a crime to steal an animal from the zoo.
Whenever the chief was stumped, Encyclopedia would crack the case for him.
Snakes, turtles, and lizards are all reptiles.
Frogs, toads, and salamanders are all amphibians.
5. Mouses seems perfectly happy as pets. 6. Im not so sure large animals, such as bears and mooses, enjoy zoos.
SmartBoard Vocabulary Game SmartBoard Vocabulary Game
Should all schools offer a crime lab class like the one in Potterville? Why or why not?
7. When I visit a new city I always see if there’s a aquarium. 8. I gone to one in florida last year.
I don’t want no water. There aren’t no apples in the refrigerator. I haven’t none. We weren’t hardly able to sleep. Created by José J. González, Jr. Spring 2002 STCC
I don’t want no water. I don’t want any water. There aren’t no apples in the refrigerator. There aren’t any apples in the refrigerator. I haven’t none. I haven’t any. We weren’t hardly able to sleep. We were hardly able to sleep.
Do not use two or more negative words in the same sentence. Two negatives contradict each other and make an positive. Negative words: No never Scarcely hardly Only none Nobody no one Nothing neither Not n’t But(meaning only)
Marisol hadn’t never heard of the movie. I haven’t no money for such things. I have never seen any tanks. There wasn’t no opportunity to go to the opera. He isn’t hardly able to run to the bus. I didn’t find nobody at the swimming pool.
Marisol had never heard of the movie. I haven’t any money for such things. I have never seen any tanks. There wasn’t any opportunity to go to the opera. He is hardly able to run to the bus. I didn’t find anybody at the swimming pool. Created by José J. González, Jr. Spring 2002 STCC
I couldn’t hardly speak. She hasn’t no food. I am sure they didn’t have no other car. Dad can’t hardly hear me from my room. Rover won’t bite nobody. I am sure she hasn’t no books for us. Created by José J. González, Jr. Spring 2002 STCC
I could hardly speak. She has no food. I am sure they didn’t have any other car. Dad can hardly hear me from my room. Rover won’t bite anybody. I am sure she hasn’t any books for us.
Carlos didn’t see nobody around. Can’t you find no milk? He was not allowed to go nowhere. Dad say she can’t never trust him. The boys haven’t any clothing to wear. It wasn’t hardly midnight when we saw the moon. In the beginning, they weren’t hardly surprised. There wasn’t nobody in school so late. It was so warm the dog couldn’t scarcely move. It don’t make no difference anyway
Computer Reading Test Essay Questions Language WB 79 Tri-fold Section 4
1. In addition to working at the aquarium, what else did Dr. O’Donnell, Mrs. Brown, or Sam Maine have in common? 2. What is the most likely reason Sam Maine lied about his experience with taking care of animals? 3. What do you think Sam Maine would have done with the salamander if he had not been caught?
How can attention to detail help solve a problem?
He never cooks anything good for dinner. He never cooks nothing good for dinner.
You haven’t been reading any books on bugs, have you? You haven’t been reading no books on bugs, have you?
Lisa did not feel anything. Lisa did not feel nothing.
. They didn't have tickets. (any, no) . Our team hasn't won the league title. (never, ever)
He didn't bring of the food. (any, none) Haven't you been to a football game? (ever, never)
I have not seen on the field yet. (anybody, nobody) She didn't see the coach. (nowhere, anywhere)
Their team doesn't have ________ poor players. (any, no) We can't find the basketball. (nowhere, anywhere)
Don't use no double negatives...
Or maybe we should say, Don’t use any double negatives!
Card catalogs and databases provide information you need to find a book in the library. The card catalog has drawers with cards in them. The cards proved information including the author, title, subject, and call number of the book. You can search a card catalog by any of this information. A library data bases is the online version of a card catalog.
Choose a topic that will interest your schoolmates. It might be a person, a place, or an event. Use details that show, not tell, your readers about the topic. Use people’s actual words when possible.
9. John loves snakes but hes’ afraid of spiders. 10. Lizard’s look like dinosaurs, but their a lot smaller.
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