Presentation on theme: "Boom Town Written by Sonia Levitin Illustrated by John Sandford Skill: Realism and Fantasy Genre: Historical Fiction Author’s Purpose:"— Presentation transcript:
Boom Town Written by Sonia Levitin Illustrated by John Sandford Skill: Realism and Fantasy Genre: Historical Fiction Author’s Purpose:
boom business coins fetched laundry mending pick skillet spell Words to Know
More Words to Know bustle nuggets prospector
boom having fast growth
business work done to earn a living
coins round pieces of metal used as money
fetched went and got something
laundry a room or building where clothes are washed and ironed
mending sewing that repairs a hole or tear
pick a tool with a heavy metal bat pointed at one or both ends, having a long, wooden handle
skillet a type of frying pan
spell a period of time
My dad owns his own.
My dad owns his own business.
Grandma told me to sit and stay a spell with her.
The miner used his pick while digging for gold.
Sally’s mother is great at mending torn jeans.
The town had a huge boom when many businesses moved west.
Ma uses a skillet to fry bacon for breakfast.
Dad is teaching me how to use the washer so I can do my own laundry.
I use coins to buy gum at the store.
Let’s review our words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We will clap as we spell the word.
Review Questions p What state are they going to? 2.Where do they live? 3.Who tells stories about striking it rich? 4.How does the family keep the house clean? 5.Where do the gooseberries grow? 6.Why are Billy, Joe and Ted laughing at Amanda?
Review Questions p What did the boys hit the pie with? 2.Why does Pa call Amanda “Queen of the Kitchen”? 3.How much did the miners pay Pa for a slide of pie? 4.Who is having a new baby? 5.What does Peddler Pete decide to open up? 6.Name the businesses opened up so far in the town at the end of the story.