Presentation on theme: "Grace and the Time Machine"— Presentation transcript:
1Grace and the Time Machine from Starring Grace by Mary Hoffmanadapted for Story Theater by Donald Abramsonillustrated by Matthew Faulkner
2SummaryGrace 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.
4Genre: PlayA 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.
5Comprehension 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.
6Comprehension 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.
7Comprehension Skill Review: Compare and Contrast A Comparison tells how two or more things are alike.A Contrast tells how they are differentClue words such as like or as show comparisonsClue words such as but or unlike show contrasts.
8Compare and Contrast Practice PB 197 BrazilBoliviasizesland featuresPeople
9Vocabulary 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.The prefix a means “on, in or at”.If you are abed, you are in bed.
10Word Structure Practice TE211c Add Prefix re-SentencethinkrethinkI’ll rethink that question.workreadvisitsetplay
11Question of the Week TE 142 m What can we accomplish by using our imaginations?
12Vocabulary - Say It awkward aboard miracle vehicle mechanical atlas capablechantaboardvehicleatlasreseats
13vehicledevice for carrying people or things, such as a car, bus, airplane, etc.
34Now there is every kind of vehicle on the roads.
35Now there is every kind of vehicle on the roads.
36We will look in the atlas to see what country is the farthest away.
37We will look in the atlas to see what country is the farthest away.
38Day 2 - Question of the Day What happens when Grace and her friends use their imaginations?
39Grace and the Time Machine p. 194-195 What is the setting for the opening scene in the play?What is Nana’s role in the household when Ava is at work?
40Grace and the Time Machine p. 196-197 How are all the children’s invention ideas alike?Why do the children agree to make a time machine?Can you share a time when you played with your friends and did something similar to making a time machine?
41Grace and the Time Machine p. 198-199 How can your knowledge of prefixes help you know the meaning of aboard?How would a world of robots compare to a world of humans?Why do you think Grace suddenly decides they should go?
42Grace and the Time Machine p. 200-201 How does the art add to your understanding of the story?Why do the children make a quick getaway from the past?Is the answer to the previous question in the text or do you use information you already have to answer it? Explain.
43Day 3 - Question of the Day How did using her imagination affect Mrs. Myerson?
44Grace and the Time Machine p. 202-203 Why does Nana want to ride on the time machine?What part of this play is realistic and what part is fantasy?
45Grace and the Time Machine p. 204-205 Which details help you imagine what Trinidad is like?Why doesn’t Mrs. Myerson leave her house?Why does Mrs. Myerson decide to try the time machine?
46Grace and the Time Machine p. 206-207 What is the function of Actors 1 and 2 and Actresses 1 and 2 throughout the play?Do you think the time machine really took the children to different times and places? What details help you answer this question?What other book does Grace and the Time Machine remind you of?
47Day 4 - Question of the Day - Review What do you think is the best way to spend a summer day with friends?
48Review Questions Why do you think the author wrote this story? How might Mrs. Myerson’s imaginary trip affect her present life?Would you like to time travel? Why or why not?How were the imaginary trips to Trinidad and Heidelberg alike?
49Review QuestionsHow did grace show she was capable of taking care of Nana?How were the trips to The Gambia and Trinidad alike?What does this story teach about inventions?How did Mrs. Myerson feel about the children?
50Writing 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.
51Writing 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.
52Spelling Words adding ar and or ArkansasgardensharpforwardforcesportapartmentFloridastormpartner
53Spelling Words Adding –s and -es alarmformgarbageforestmorningstartbackyardarguestorycorner
55Weekly 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.
56Research/Study Skill – Advertisement All advertisements sell a product or service.Advertisements want their product or service to appear the best.
57Research/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