Study Skills Genre: Fantasy Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect Comprehension Strategy: Ask Questions Review Skill: Compare/Contrast Vocabulary: Multi-meaning Words
Genre: Fantasy never A fantasy is a story that could never really happen. As you read, decide which events in this story could never happen in real life.
Summary In late summer, a farmer hits a man in the road with his truck. The speechless stranger then spends several weeks on the farm. The weather stays warm into autumn, and the leaves around the farm remain green. The stranger realizes something is wrong. he leaves the farm, and the weather returns to normal.
Day 1 - Question of the Week What changes in nature take place in the fall?
Vocabulary - Say It draft etched frost parlor fascinated terror timid
More Words to Know drab hermit hypnotized barren crops sprout wilt
Comprehension Strategy –Ask Questions Good readers ask themselves questions as they read. This helps focus reading because they are looking for answers. Asking questions is especially helpful when looking for causes and effects. Ask yourself, “Why did this happen?” to find a cause. Ask, “What happened because of this?” to find an effect.
Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect effect = something that happens effect = something that happens cause= explains why it happens cause= explains why it happens clue words- because, in order to, so, as clue words- because, in order to, so, as
1. Katy watcht the stranger, when he first arrived at the farm. 2. The unhappy stranger hurryed. To leave the farm.
Definition A verb is a word that expresses time while showing an action, a condition, or the fact that something exists. Examples: Cory ran all the way to the front of the line. Kelly felt betrayed by her sister. My mom is a great lady.
Action Verbs An action verb is a verb that tells what action someone or something is performing. Examples: jump, throw, kick, etc. Action verbs show mental as well as visible action Visible Action Mental Action writerunthinklearn cryfollowworryhope
Recognizing Action Verbs Write the action verb and label it as mental or visible. 1.The posse drove the bank robbers out of town. 2.I learned that song in kindergarten. 3.Some people worry about everything. 4.A nurse held the baby up to the nursery window. 5.Mom jogs two miles every morning. 6.The secretary filed the letter in the wrong drawer. 7.Paul often sleeps for twelve hours straight. 8.Our dog chased the squirrel up that tree! 9.We appreciated Kristy’s kindness. 10.The mayor worried about the voter’s reactions.
Linking Verbs A linking verb is a verb that connects a word at or near the beginning of the sentence with a word at or near the end of the sentence. In English, the most common linking verbs are forms of be. Examples: Doris is the winner. We are the losers. He was glad.
Identifying Linking Verbs Step One: Find the verb. Step Two: Find the subject. Step Three: Find the link. The link will either rename or tell a condition of the subject. Example: Mrs. Hughes was happy about the promotion. I am the winner!
Forms of Be amam beingcan be areare beingcould be isis beingmay be waswas beingmight be werewere beingmust be shall be should be will be would be
Day 2 - Question of the Day What is mysterious about the man Mr. Bailey strikes with his truck?
Multiple-Meaning Words Many words have more than one meaning. To decide which meaning of a word is being used, look for clues in the surrounding sentences or paragraph. Use context clues, experience, and word order to decide on the correct meaning of a multiple-meaning word.
Word from story Meaning 1 Meaning 2 lying p.274 flat position on ground telling an untruth direction p. 278 tagged pg. 279 seasons p. 281 might p. 283
Weekly Fluency Check - Pitch ● You need to change the pitch of your voice for certain words and characters’ speeches to make the reading lively and enjoyable. ● Read p. 268m for students to dramatize characters voices.
3. As the days become shorter trees changing to red and orange. 4. What beautiful colors the trees turn in october?
Linking vs. Action Step One: Identify the verb. Step Two: Replace the verb with am, are, or is. Step Three: If the sentence still makes sense and links two words in the sentence together, the verb is linking. If the sentence does not make sense, the verb is action. Examples: I felt so tired. I felt the soft, fluffy pillow.
Action vs. Linking Write the verb in each sentence and identify it as action or linking. 1.The kiss turned the handsome prince into a frog. 2.The vegetables tasted salty. 3.Archie tasted the snails after a little hesitation. 4.Fred smelled the flowers. 5.The star always grows nervous before a performance. 6.The bridge looked sturdy enough. 7.The crowd became restless. 8.The grass turned brown during the drought. 9.This milk smells sour. 10.Dad stayed at home with the children.
Group Work Readers & WB 104- Vocabulary Spelling Day 2 Language Day 2 WB 41-42 Tri-Fold Section 2 Smartboard- Cause & Effect
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Day 3 - Question of the Day Since the stranger’s visit, how is fall on the Bailey farm different from nearby farms?
Review Questions 1.From the story, name at least one event that could not really happen? 2.How is the stranger different from most people? 3.Give a clue that the weather should have started to change? 4.How can you tell the stranger was not a hermit?
What are some effects the stranger’s visit had on the Bailey farm? What is the most important? Why did the pumpkins grow larger than ever? How can you tell the stranger continued to care about the Baileys? What might have happened if he had stayed with the Baileys?
It was so hot that the crops began to wilt and die.
Day 4 - Question of the Day How would you describe the fall season to someone who lives in a climate that is always warm?
7. Fall is Mr. Baileys favorite Season. 8. The days grow shorter but the air is fresh and clean
Conclusion Verbs express action or help make a statement Action verbs express a seen or unseen action. Linking verbs connect a subject to a noun/pronoun/adjective…like an = sign Most common LV’s are: am is are was were be being been Helping verbs help a main verb to express action Verb phrases are made up of a main verb and 1 or more HV’s Verb phrases may be separated by non-verbs
What to look for… On the next slide, there will be several sentences. Number your paper from one to six, then find the verbs! First: Write the verb phrase…remember to include helping verbs. Second: Dissect the verb phrase. Figure out whether verbs are action or helping.
1. Marge will make Homer dinner tonight. will make = verb phrase…will = helping make = action 2. Apu did not sell the poisoned hot dog. did sell = verb phrase…did = helping sell = action 3. Nelson looked dangerous in his new leather jacket. looked = linking 4. Herb is Homer’s brother. is = linking 5. Professor Frink destroyed Radioactive Man. destroyed = action 6. I have been watching The Simpsons for 13 years now, and the episodes are still funny. have been watching = verb phrase… have & been = helping verbs watching = action are = linking
Group Work Computer Reading Test Language Arts Day 4 WB 43 Essay Questions Tri-Fold Section 4
Essay Questions 1.What was the most important effect that the stranger’s visit had on the Bailey farm? 2.How do you know that the stranger continued to care about the Baileys after he left the farm? 3.What probably would have happened if the stranger had stayed with the Baileys?
Day 5 - Question of the Week What changes in nature take place in the fall?
9. Its great to go for hikes, there’s so much to see. 10. Helena and I am going camping. For a week next summer.
Research/Study Skills – Almanac An almanac is a reference book published each year. It contains calendars, weather information, dates of holidays, and charts and tables of current information, such as populations of cities.
Research/Study Skills – Almanac A table of contents at the front lists main topics in the order they appear. An index at the back lists the book’s topics in alphabetical order. Tables and charts present information in an organized visual form that makes facts and data easy to find and compare.
Group Work Reading WB 109- 110 Language Day 5 Tri-Fold Section 5 Writing Assignment SmartBoard- HomographsHomographs
Writing Assignment Write a Science Log Entry Think of something in nature that interests you. It might be a garden, a snowstorm, a river, or a season. Write a description using exact nouns and powerful verbs. Write in a way that allows your personality to shine through.
Additional Resources Vocabulary Review Vocabulary Review Vocabulary Practice Vocabulary Practice Teacher’s Guide Homographs Linking Verbs Action Verbs Reference Sources Cause and Effect BrainPop: Verbs and Their Objects Linking Verb Song Context Clues Tutorial Guessing Vocabulary in Context Creating Strong Sentences Vivid Verb Lesson Plan/Game Cause & Effect Book List Internet 4 Classrooms: Cause & Effect Quia: Analogy Jeopardy Compare & Contrast Study Zone BrainPop: Online Sources Author's Purpose Study Zone Author's Purpose