1 Genre: Historical Fiction Author’s Purpose: Entertain, Inform A Peddler’s DreamGenre: Historical FictionAuthor’s Purpose: Entertain, InformSkill: PlotBy: Janice ShefelmanIllustrated by:Tom ShefelmanCompiled by Terry Sams, Piedmont
2 Listen to a summary by a child: Solomon Joseph Azar left his home in the mountains of Lebanon and came to the United States to seek his fortune. A man from the old country gave him advice - to become a peddler. Not long after he began peddling his wares, he was robbed. A farm family took him in. He exchanged work for food - until one day he got a job in a dry goods store in town. This was not the end of Solomon's troubles, but he never gave up on his dream.Listen to a summary by a child:
3 Genre: Historical Fiction Historical Fiction is fiction that takes place in the past.The author makes up the characters and events, but the characters and events seem real.The setting is important, and the problems and events are based on things that really did or could have happened during the time period.
4 Comprehension Skill: Plot A story’s plot is the important parts of the story.The plot can be a series of events that center on a problem or conflict.The parts of a plot are the conflict, or problem, the rising action, the climax, and the resolution, or outcome.Plot quizPlot PowerPoint Practice
5 Comprehension Skill Review – Visualizing When we visualize while reading, we create pictures in our minds.Visualizing helps us to relate to the characters in a text.We imagine what things look like, smell, sound, taste, and feel.
6 Vocabulary Skill Review : Antonyms Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings.Many writers create sentences in which a known word may be used as a clue to the meaning of an antonym.Examples :Because I was too tired to run, I slowly trudged up the pier.To earn money, I began peddling my paintings, selling them to people in the park.Click on the title to practice this skill.
8 Weekly Fluency Check - Read with Expression TE 493d Students should read with expression.For example, they should change the tone of voice to match the character speaking.In the passage below, the tone changes from serious when Solomon encounters thieves, to much more relaxed when he meets Mr. Lindheimer.Go to pages , beginning with “One dold rainy . . .”
9 Figurative Language – Dialogue Dialogue is a conversation between two or more characters in a story.Quotation marks go around the words spoken by the characters.Dialogue helps to move the story forward.Dialogue helps the reader understand more about the characters and events.Mr. Lindheimer says, “I could use more help around this place.”
10 Review Pages 486-487 1. How does Solomon feel as he travels across the ocean?2. Why does he travel to America?3. What job does he do upon hisarrival in America?4. What event occurred during his first job?5. What is Solomon’s dream?
11 Review Pages 488-490 1. How does Mr. Hart help Solomon? 2. How does the setting change from the original story? Why?3. What did he do to improve Hart’s Dry Goods?4. What is the climax of this story?
12 Writing AssignmentChoose a famous immigrant to the United States. use reference sources to find out about his or her life, and take notes on the information you find.
13 Summary Hear a summary of this week’s story. What was it like to come to America a 100 years ago?
14 Fun Stuff What was it like to come to America a hundred years ago? Vocabulary PracticeSpelling HangmanEllis IslandAmerican Immigration Home PageHistory HappensReading Test
15 Say It!boundfortunemissionpeddlingpurchasedquarterstrudged
16 More Words to Knowbetrothedcalicodowrymerchandisewares
17 German Name, Phrase and Word Vocabulary SupportArabic Words and NamesSolomon Azar (a zar)amm - a term of respectquashaat (kwa shat) packbaklawa (bak la wa) a sweet pastryHabibati (ha be ba te) my dearGerman Name, Phrase and WordMr. Lindheimer (lint hi mer)Wer ist er? (ver ist er) Who is he?und (unt) and
18 Content-Area Vocabulary immigrants – people who enter a foreign country to liveports of entry – cities or towns where immigrants can enter a countrygraph – a line or diagram showing how one quantity compares to others.
19 a center or headquarters for religious or social work missiona center or headquarters for religious or social work
20 carrying from place to place to place to sell peddlingcarrying from place to place to place to sell
21 money and possessions amassed fortunemoney and possessions amassed