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2 Grace and the Time Machine from Starring Grace by Mary Hoffman adapted for Story Theater by Donald Abramson illustrated by Matthew Faulkner Compiled by: Terry Sams PESTerry Sams

3 Summary Grace and her friends build a time machine powered by imagination. Using the memories of Grace’s grandmother and Mrs. Myerson, a neighbor, everyone has fun experiencing far-off places such as Gambia, Trinidad, and Heidelberg.

4 Study Skills Genre: Fiction Comprehension Skill: Drawing Conclusions Comprehension Strategy: Answer Questions Comprehension Review Skill: Compare Contrast Vocabulary: Prefixes

5 GenreGenre: Play Genre A play has all the elements of a story- characters, setting, plot, and theme- but it doesn’t look like a story because it’s written to be performed. As you read, think about how this play might be different as a chapter in a book.

6 Comprehension Skill Tested – Draw Conclusions TE 211a When you draw conclusions, you use details and what you already know to form opinions or make decisions about characters and events. The facts and details are small pieces of information in the story.

7 Comprehension Skill Tested – Draw Conclusions Facts and details “add up” to a conclusion. A flashback briefly “pauses” the present-time events of the story. A flashback helps explain something that is happening now in the story.

8 Comprehension Skill Review: Compare and Contrast A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike. A Contrast tells how they are different Clue words such as like or as show comparisons Clue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.

9 Compare and Contrast Practice PB 197 BrazilBolivia sizes land features People

10 Vocabulary Strategy Prefixes - Prefixes are letters added to the beginning of a word that change its meaning. The prefix re- means “again.” If you retie a knot, you tie it again. If you retie a knot, you tie it again. The prefix a means “on, in or at”. If you are abed, you are in bed. If you are abed, you are in bed.

11 Word Structure Practice TE211c Word Add Prefix re- Sentence thinkrethinkI’ll rethink that question. work read visit set play

12 Research/Study Skill – Advertisement All advertisements sell a product or service. Advertisements want their product or service to appear the best.

13 Research/Study Skill – Advertisement There are four parts to an advertisement: -photo or illustration -a headline in large type -information about the product -who makes the product or service

14 Question of the Week TE 142 m What can we accomplish by using our imaginations?

15 Day 2 - Question of the Day What happens when Grace and her friends use their imaginations?

16 How did using her imagination affect Mrs. Myerson? Day 3 - Question of the Day

17 Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What do you think is the best way to spend a summer day with friends?

18 Weekly Fluency Check - Characterization/Dialogue TE 211a ● Read aloud “Journal of a Teenage Genius” on p. 188m. Explain how you use what you know about the characters to choose a voice for each one and make the dialogue more interesting.

19 Review Questions 1.How did grace show she was capable of taking care of Nana? 2.How were the trips to The Gambia and Trinidad alike? 3.What does this story teach about inventions? 4.How did Mrs. Myerson fell about the children?

20 Review Questions 1. Why do you think the author wrote this story? 2.How might Mrs. Myerson’s imaginary trip affect her present life? 3.Would you like to time travel? Why or why not? 4.How were the imaginary trips to Trinidad and Heidelberg alike?

21 Vocabulary - Say It aboard vehicle atlas reseats awkward miracle mechanical capable chant

22 More Words to Know contraptionpantomimeexcursioninventionresearch

23 vehicle device for carrying people or things, such as a car, bus, airplane, etc.

24 reseats sits again

25 miracle a wonderful happening that is contrary to, or independent of, the known laws of nature

26 mechanical like a machine; automatic; without expression

27 chant to call over and over again

28 capable having fitness, power, or ability; able; efficient; competent

29 awkward not graceful or skillful in movement or shape; not easily managed

30 atlas book of maps

31 aboard on board; in or on a ship, train, bus, airplane, etc.

32 contraption device or gadget

33 pantomime to express by gestures

34 excursion a short trip taken for interest or pleasure, often by a group of people together

35 invention something made for the first time

36 research the act of hunting carefully for facts or truth

37 Each new invention seemed like a mechanical miracle.


39 The train was capable of wild speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.


41 Each rider was thrilled when they heard, “All aboard!”


43 He was clumsy awkward as he walked across the ice.


45 The conductor reseats us after the train started.


47 The click of the wheels sounds like a chant.


49 Now there is every kind of vehicle on the roads.


51 We will look in the atlas to see what country is the farthest away.


53 That is the most remarkable invention I have ever seen.


55 Sometimes we have to do research to find out more information.


57 We took an unexpected excursion last week to the mountains.


59 What do you call that unusual contraption?


61 They arranged five chairs in the center of the stage and then pantomime adding things to them.


63 Writing Assignment TE 211h Think of a scene in which two characters are having a conversation. They might be arguing, making a decision, or trying to solve a problem. Visualize what they look like and where the scene is taking place. Write their exact words.

64 Writing Assignment Drafting Tips Make your characters’ speech – or dialogue – sound the way people really talk. Describe important actions occurring on stage using adverbs. Organize your writing carefully. always begin with a description of the scene.

65 Spelling Words adding ar and or Arkansas garden sharp forward force sport apartment Florida storm partner

66 Spelling Words Adding –s and -es start backyard argue story corner alarm form garbage forest morning

67 CHALLENGE carnationmargarineinformativesnorkeldeparture

68 This Week’s Word Wall Words Click and type your own words for this week:

69 Let’s review our Spelling words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We can clap as we spell the word, or we might just practice reading the words.

70 morning

71 forest

72 garbage

73 form

74 alarm

75 story

76 argue

77 backyard

78 start

79 partner

80 storm

81 Florida

82 apartment

83 sport

84 force

85 forward

86 sharp

87 garden

88 Arkansas

89 corner

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