Proper Nouns Proper nouns name specific people, places, or things. Proper nouns always begin with uppercase letters. TennesseeJennifer ZackKingsport
Let’s Write About Our Cat’s Name proper nouns When we write a sentence, we use an uppercase letter for the first word and for proper nouns. The uppercase letter that begins this sentence is O. The uppercase letter for the proper noun is M. The sentence ends with a period. Our cat is named Mittens.
Shared Reading Pages 4-5 What made it easy for Armadillo to find his home? What kind of soil did Armadillo dig his burrow in? Pages 6–7 Why did Armadillo leave his burrow each day? What does Armadillo look for? Pages 8–9 What did Armadillo pass every time he walked on the winding path? Why do you think he didn't look at the snake?
Shared Reading Pages 10–11 What did Armadillo pass next? Pages 12–13 Next, Armadillo had to stop and wait. What was crossing Armadillo's path? What did Armadillo do while the tortoise slowly passed? Pages 14–15 What two animals are near Armadillo? What are the honeybees and the scrub jay doing?
Shared Reading Pages 16–17 What did Armadillo do when the other animals had gone? How do we know he was hungry? Pages 18–19 What happened one day when Armadillo was away? Where is the ditch? Pages 20–21 Why couldn't Armadillo find his burrow? How do you think he feels?
Shared Reading Pages 22–23 What are Armadillo and Tortoise doing? What do you think the honeybees make Armadillo think about? Pages 24–25 What did Armadillo see and hear? When Armadillo saw the other animals, he knew he was home. Pages 26–27 Why didn't Armadillo need the orange anymore?
Setting The first sentence of the story says, "At the wild edge of an orange grove...." Also, the illustrations show trees, bushes, and other animals. Because of these clues, I can tell that the story takes place in an orange grove where lots of animals live.
Let’s Write About Armadillo’s Home Armadillo lives in a burrow in soft, sandy soil. His home is in an orange grove. The orange grove has a narrow path, many leaves and branches, a fallen tree, and many other animals.
Let's write poems Armadillo is in the scrub looking for a juicy ________. He meets Tortoise at daylight. They hunt bugs until it's ___________. In the dark, who's still awake? Armadillo's neighbor ________. In his burrow, Armadillo sleeps upon a sandy ______.
Question of the day Who lives in an orange grove?