Presentation on theme: "The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers Feature MenuIntroducing the StoryLiterary Skills Focus: Conflict and ResolutionTechFocusReading Skills Focus: RetellingWriting Skills Focus: Think as a Reader/Writer
2 The Treasure of Lemon Brown by Walter Dean Myers What things in life are really important?
3 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Introducing the Story Click on the title to start the video.
4 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Introducing the Story Greg dreams of playing basketball for the Scorpions, but his dad has other ideas.Then, a stormy afternoon in an abandoned building in Harlem teaches Greg a lesson.Will he learn what’s really important in life?[End of Section]
5 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Literary Skills Focus: Conflict and Resolution Have you ever argued with a friend or felt guilty about something you did?Have you ever wanted something very badly but been prevented from getting it?Then you have experienced conflict. Writers create conflicts to “hook” you into a story.
6 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Literary Skills Focus: Conflict and Resolution A character may experience conflict during a struggle with another character,with a force of nature,or with his or her own feelings and desires.
7 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Literary Skills Focus: Conflict and Resolution Conflicts may beinternal: firefighter vs. his or her fearorexternal: firefighter vs. fire
9 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Literary Skills Focus: Conflict and Resolution Most of the conflicts are settled during the course of the story.As you read, look for one conflict that remains unresolved at the end of the story.[End of Section]9
10 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Literary Skills Focus TechFocusAs you read “The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” pay attention to how one character describes music called the “blues.”Make a list of details to research for a short presentation.[End of Section]10
11 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Reading Skills Focus: Retelling You can use the strategy called retelling to help you recognize the structural elements of plot as you read.First, you read the story as the author tells it.Then, you tell the story’s events in your own words.
13 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Reading Skills Focus: Retelling Into Action: As you read the story, questions at the bottom of the pages will ask you about characters’ conflicts and will prompt you to stop and retell main events. Record conflicts and complications in a chart like the one below.Complications (Main Events)CharactersConflictswants to please his father but has trouble focusing on schoolworkGregLemon Brown[End of Section]
16 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary impromptu adj.: unplanned.tentatively adv.: in an uncertain or hesitant way.intently adv.: with close attention.probing v. used as adj.: searching or investigating.ominous adj.: threatening.
17 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary The word impromptu is often used to describe unplanned or spur-of-the-moment events.In place of impromptu, you could use words like unprepared, unrehearsed, or spontaneous.
18 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Which of these activities looks impromptu to you?ABCWould you pack supplies and outdoor gear for an impromptu adventure? Why or why not?
19 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Tentatively is another way to sayuncertainlyshylyhesitantlysheepishlycautiouslytimidly
20 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Mrs. Martinez tentatively opened the door to the attic because _____________. . . she was being cautious.
21 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Intently is another way to say carefully, or with close attention.Valerie looked intently at the mural’s detail.
22 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Which detective is intently studying the clues?Each detective is.
23 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Probing is another term for looking closely, investigating, or digging deeper.Some professions that might include probing arejudgesscientistsreportersmedical examiners
24 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Antonio’s probing hand finally found the light switch.Antonio most likely . . .A. was in a dark, unfamiliar room.B. knew where the light switch was.C. could easily see the light switch.
25 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary When you think of the word ominous, what words come to mind?Word:Definition:Image:Sentence:adj.: threatening.ominousExamples:frighteningmenacingwarningAn ominous silence settled over the empty warehouse.worrying
26 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Vocabulary As Mr. Reyna, the theater teacher, hung costumes backstage, an ominous shadow moved into the doorway.What did Mr. Reyna most likely do next?He shrugged his shoulders and kept working.He slipped safely out the back door.He asked whoever was there to hand him the prop sword and shield.[End of Section]
31 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Meet the Writer Walter Dean Myers was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was one of eight children.His mother died when he was two. Soon after, his father sent him to live with foster parents in New York City.The Dean family guided him through the rough times of youth and taught him to appreciate storytelling and education.More about the writer[End of Section]
33 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Build BackgroundThis story is set in Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City. After World War I, Harlem was the center of an African American literary explosion, the Harlem Renaissance.Harlem was home to many important writers, such as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.
34 The Treasure of Lemon Brown Build BackgroundOver time, Harlem experienced a decline when many of the buildings fell into disrepair.A new wave of development in recent years has restored Harlem to a vibrant and thriving scene.[End of Section]